Audrey Sutton has been the Youth Minister at Epiphany since January 2015. She is married to Randall Sutton and has 2 daughters. She loves Jesus, teenagers and snacks, and dreams of sleeping in someday. She is so grateful for the team of people that help her guide and teach the youth at Epiphany, and the countless parents and volunteers that make this ministry possible!
Corey Candler is the Director of Music at Epiphany and plays organ for Sunday worship services as well as funerals and weddings. In the past he has worked with children and youth via the Austin Children’s Choir and has also supported the music staff at prior churches where he has worked with children and youth ensembles. He currently accompanies the children’s choirs and directs the youth handbell choir, the Carillon Ringers. He encourages and supports our young people, impacting their ability to participate in the church as active members. In his spare time he enjoys watching movies and enjoying his favorite foods like pizza and chocolate cake.
Nick Roberts has been attending Epiphany for 20 years and has worked as a counselor at All Saints during the summer since graduating. He lives with his mom, dad, sister, Chewie the dog and Sabrina the cat. Once, Nick was bitten by a venomous snake, but survived the terrifying ordeal with his superpowers! He is energetic, fun and feels called to help our youth see Christ.
Randall Sutton has been attending Epiphany since January 2015 with his wife Audrey and 2 daughters. They have one remaining elderly dog and enjoys brewing and mission trips. Randall has been working with teenagers for over 9 years and enjoys helping young people connect with Jesus in ways they may not have understood or thought were possible. He believes in showing God’s love through loving and supporting others. He also believes that Southern Pecan coffee is a necessity and Reeses Peanut butter cups should always be available.
Marc Kivel…“claims to have been the inspiration for a lyric in the Grateful Dead’s song, “Truckin” – “What a long strange trip it’s been.” (If you’ve never heard of the Grateful Dead, boys and girls, just ask your parents….or grandparents… or [after asking your parents if you can listen to some old folk music], click here to hear them play “A Touch of Grey”)…ahem, but Mr. Kivel digresses…often…
Mr. Kivel grew up in East Texas deciding to go to college in Cleveland, Ohio to prove that life did in fact exist north of the Red River. (it does) After earning a BA in Social Sciences (Economics, Sociology, Political Science) from Case Western Reserve University he spent many years as a technical writer/trainer and system integrator for Fortune 500 corporations. Avocationally he also taught Jewish studies in various schools and synagogues around the Dallas area, serving as religious studies instructor and lay cantor at what is now Levine Academy at Hillcrest and Frankford. In 2011 Marc earned his M.Ed in Adult Education and Training from the University of Phoenix Online.
A little over a decade ago Marc became a follower of Christ, and was baptized and confirmed into the Episcopal Church. He has taken courses at the Stanton School of Ministry Formation of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, taught classes at a number of parishes here in the diocese, and is a member of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, a sometime Professor for North Texas Tres Dias, Sabine Creek Tres Dias, and Episcopal Cursillo, and a Table Leader and Speaker with Residents Encounter Christ, a prison ministry for residents of the Johnston Unit, Texas Department of Criminal Justice in Winnsboro.
When he’s not reading up on how many angels can dance on the head of a pin in preparation for co-teaching this year’s Christian History class with Alex Cavanaugh, Mr. Kivel can be found reading almanacs, gardening catalogs, humming snatches of songs by Gilbert & Sullivan (the original rappers – ask your great-grandparents, kids), reading, napping, and selecting the very worst puns to share with his students every Sunday morning.
Marc is married to Ginny – Deacon Ginny, that is. They’ll celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary in March. They are owned by a wonderful red Northern dog named Gallagher. They have four grown children, 11 grandchildren, and 3-5 (never quite sure on any given day) great-grandkids who are wonderful, amazing, and talented and call Marc … Honey.”
Megan & Christian Gray Hering: Megan and Christian Gray Hering have been attending Epiphany since spring 2016. Megan grew up in Richardson and moved back after grad school. Christian grew up in Houston and east Texas. They were married in 2015 and are enjoying the newly married life. Both have lots of experience working with teenagers. Megan even concentrated in Youth and Student Ministry when she earned her Master of Divinity and Christian served as a missionary with Youth With a Mission. They are super excited to journey with the Epiphany students as they seek to know Jesus.
Michelle and Mario Tanzi began visiting Epiphany in 2011 and served with Epiphany on its first mission trip to Coleman. It was during this trip that they built wonderful relationships with members of Epiphany. Epiphany quickly felt like home; Mario was re-confirmed and Michelle was Confirmed at Epiphany in June of 2012.They were both very involved with the youth program at their former church, for 10 years while their three children were in youth group. Michelle taught 8th grade Sunday School for five years. The Tanzi’s both grew closer to Christ during this time but really grew in faith on their first mission trip to New Orleans with a mission group from St. James Episcopal after hurricane Katrina.
Currently, they are very active with Epiphany’s local mission trips, and are Friendship Partners with a student from UTD. Mario is a Chalice Bearer and an MC on Sundays. He is also a Lay Eucharistic Minister. Michelle is a member of The Order of St. Luke, a LEM and a member of The Community of Hope, and also volunteered heavily for four years in refugee ministry with Gateway of Grace. She remains a liaison between Epiphany and Gateway of Grace and maintains relationships with several refugee families. Michelle & Mario have been married 28 years and have three grown children, Gino 25, Michael 24 and Sarah 22. They also have a neurotic dog named Windy who has some kind of Wi-Fi attachment to Michelle. When not in Dallas they spend their time out at their small ranch in Coleman County. Mario grew up in Brooklyn, NY but Michelle, a sixth generation Texan married him anyway. Mario says that Michelle’s only saving grace is that she too is Italian.