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2023 Annual Council Nominees

Standing Committee


The Rev. Rhett Solomon – Associate Rector
Holy Trinity Parish, Decatur

Interests: Serving and being of service; discernment; contemplation, administration and governance.
Experience: 20 years of ordained ministry (Baptist and non-denominational prior to TEC) with 10 years focused on church administration and governance; 2.5 years as Associate Rector at Holy Trinity Parish; 2.5 years as adjunct faculty at Candler School of Theology (MDiv and DMin level courses); 2 years as Diocesan Chaplain for DOK; 1 year as Board member for Episcopal Community Foundation.

Monica Mainwaring, Rector
St. Martin in the Fields

Not discouraged, wanting to serve for the sake of the Church and her future, Imaginative about Christ’s reaching the not-yet-religious through Episcopalians, thankful for our diocese and our ability to lead, dedicated to transparency and accountability, and really love God. In this diocese, served Church of the Common Ground as Vicar, and currently serve St. Martin in the Fields as Rector – Mission and Trafficking Commissions and formerly convocation dean.


Angelica Baños
Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta

Angelica has been active at the Cathedral of St. Philip for 21 years. As proud Mexican Americans, Angelica and her family enjoy serving the Hispanic congregation. Her current parish activities include serving on Vestry/Chapter, teaching informed communion classes, serving as a lector, and community building with the Spanish and English speaking congregations

Juaney Lynn-Grigsby

I serve on the vestry, lead adult Christian formation, sing in the choir, serve as LEM and LEV. I have also served on the Communications Committee of my parish and served on the parish Health Ministry initiative.

Board of Governors, Mikell Camp and Conference Center

Blake Burks

Over 10 years working in experiential education and camp industry. Former Blue Ridge Outdoor Education Center Director – 6 years. Excited to continue to have a positive impact on the Camp Mikell community and Blue Ridge Outdoor Education Center. Visited St. Matthias Episcopal Church to deliver BROEC outreach and no longer live in Georgia.

Jessica LaFiles
Church of the Holy Spirit, Cumming

Former Blue Ridge Outdoor Education Center director and Director of Camp Henry (Episcopal Diocese of WNC). Formerly active in Episcopal Camps and Conference Centers. Currently living in Dahlonega and an active volunteer at Camp Mikell.