Epiphany Lutheran Church Collierville, TN
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Arise, Shine, For Your Light Has Come...
Rev. Lynda E. Ernst, Pastor/Mission Developer
Rev. Ernst is an ordained minister of the ELCA and has been a Pastor – Mission Developer (a minister who plants new congregations) since receiving the degree of Master of Divinity from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, SC, in 2002. Epiphany Lutheran Church is Pastor Lynda’s second mission. Before becoming a pastor, she was an educator. She has taught children of all ages and was a high school history teacher before answering the call to ordained ministry. Lynda is married to Chip Ernst and they have two daughters.
Lynda believes that our Christian faith has greater meaning for us when we can connect the history of God with our own history. She is an advocate for opportunities to connect Christian Education with hands-on experience, whether it is encountered through social outreach to those in need, or through opportunities for retreat, spiritual growth, and renewal. Above all, Lynda prays that you find Epiphany to be a welcoming place to experience true GRACE: God’s love, given lavishly.
Angeline Case-Stott, Music Dircetor
Angeline Case-Stott, Professor Emeritus and Coordinator of the Harpsichord Area at the University of Memphis, has performed on the piano and harpsichord as a soloist and chamber musician and served as a clinician across the United States, Canada, and Europe. In 2000, she made her European debut playing a solo harpsichord recital for the Russell Collection of Early Keyboard Instruments at the University of Edinburgh. Case-Stott has a number of publications including articles in national journals such as Clavier. She also edits books for Oxford University Press and McGraw-Hill Publishers. Case-Stott has a recent solo harpsichord CD, Baroque Moments, and has provided piano and harpsichord music for medical research being conducted by the internationally known doctor, Dr. Norman Shealy. She has been president of the Greater Memphis Music Teachers Association, president of Tennessee Music Teachers Association, and Tennessee Music Teachers Association 1990 “Teacher of the Year”. Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Midwestern Historical Keyboard Society.
Case-Stott’s church music and choral experience began when she was in college and was employed as the vocal music director at Bryn Afon camp for girls in Wisconsin and continued in Sacramento, CA, Blytheville, AR, and the Memphis area. Case-Stott has been in charge of music at the DOC Christian, Presbyterian, Methodist, Lutheran, and Unitarian churches. She has also been a paid soprano in Nashville and Memphis church choirs. She taught choral music K-12 in AR before moving to Memphis.
Case-Stott has piano performance degrees from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University (B.M.) and The University of Memphis (M.M.). Postgraduate studies were at the University of Northern Illinois; harpsichord and early music performance practice were with Laurette Goldberg of San Francisco conservatory.
Lucille Haag, Parish Administrator
Lucille, Epiphany's part-time parish administrator, has been involved in church work for almost 20 years in a variety of capacities: teacher, director of religious education, secretary, and parish business manager. Thinking she was "retired" when she moved to Collierville in 2004, she soon found herself involved in her parish, the Catholic Church of the Incarnation in Collierville, volunteering then accepting a position as Parish Administrator. Lucille enjoys working with the members of Epiphany Lutheran Church, aiding and encouraging them in their chosen ministry.