A life of faith is not supposed to be lived alone. As a church, we are here for you. In the good times and in the tough times, God often comes through those around you. All Souls’ Church supports one another: celebrating the great joys of life and walking together through the darker valleys. We hope that you will feel at home here, surrounded by a community of faith.
Our time together is through a variety of activities. Primarily, we worship with one another. Worship is at the center of our spiritual life as Episcopalians. Out of that time with God comes so many opportunities from Bible Study to Feeding others. We hope we have something that will pique your interest and if we don’t, then please suggest it!
The Rector serves as the President of the parish, responsible for all aspects of this worshipping community.
Paul Granville Hudgins is the Choir Director and Organist of All Souls’ Episcopal Church in Miami Beach, FL. In this role he serves as a member of the Liturgy Committee and is responsible for all aspects of our music program in our liturgical setting. Paul directs the choir and selects and prepares music for worship.
Omar Pecheonaya is our Parish Administrator. In this role he serves as the initial point of contact at All Souls’ Episcopal Church and is the key organizational factor in all of the church’s operations. Omar oversees day-to-day operations and the use and maintenance of buildings and grounds, including columbarium. He maintains the church calendar and is responsible for event scheduling.
Alfred Barnes is our Accountant. Alfred works closely with the Rector and the Church Treasurer. Alfred monitors the actions of the Vestry for authorization of payables and adjustments in financial processes.
Our Lay Leaders
The Vestry is the elected lay leadership council of the Church. All Souls’ Church Vestry meets monthly to discuss, reflect and take action on the many important aspects of church life. It consists of 9 members of the Church, officers, and the Rector.
It is important to the Vestry that all parishioners feel welcome to share their thoughts and ideas about God’s vision for us as a Christian community. You are welcome and to attend meetings, which are usually held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm in Taylor Hall.
Diocesan delegates represent All Souls’ Church at meetings of the Episcopal Church in Southeast Florida and report back to the parish on actions taken.
Tomas Castellanos – Senior Warden
Teresa Stokes – Junior Warden
George Neary – Vestry
Gabriel Paez – Vestry
Ceci Velasco – Vestry
Maria Mena – Vestry
Dean Campbellman – Vestry
John Buckman – Vestry
All Souls Foundation Board Members
Linda Kolko Borst
Carlos de Salazar
Tomas Castellanos, Senior Warden (non voting member)
What we believe
We believe that God made everyone, no exceptions.
We believe that God is present in our lives, even when they (and we) are not perfect.
We love Jesus and try to follow his teachings, as they are passed down in the tradition of the Episcopal Church.
We believe that God is present to us when we celebrate Communion each Sunday with bread and wine, and so we gather together at the altar and try to be present to God. Everyone is welcome to receive Communion at our altar; we believe it is how God feeds us so that we can grow in love.
We believe that we are called to care for the sick, to assist those in need, to shape our communities so that they honor the dignity of every human being.
We believe that asking hard questions and resisting easy answers is part of what it means to be faithful. We embrace the truths that come to us from science, the arts, and our daily experience, and seek to use that learning to help us grow in Christ.
We believe that God loves us as we are and calls us grow into the strong, loving, and joyful people that, with God’s help, we can be.