Our Staff

Rev. Thomas Kortus
Rev. Thomas KortusRector
I grew up in Seattle in the shadow of Mount Rainier. Baptized and raised in the Roman Catholic Church, I never knew a day apart from the love of God, but the Holy Spirit encountered me powerfully in elementary school when our family began worshipping in the Lutheran tradition. Throughout adolescence many people discipled me in the Christian faith and encouraged me to pursue God and pursue the call on my life to serve the Lord in pastoral ministry. I graduated from Wheaton College in 2003 and then eventually attended Regent College.

While in college I endured a particularly dry spiritual season. In the midst of my disillusionment with the church and my own wrestling with doubt, I attended an Anglican worship service and, for the first time in months, found spiritual nourishment. The church was a homecoming to the liturgical and sacramental worship of my childhood, and I was given words to pray at a time in my life when I didn’t have my own words. My wife and I were confirmed Anglican in 2002, and I began seminary the next fall at Regent College in Vancouver, BC. In 2008, after graduating from Regent with an M.Div., I moved with my wife and two children to Durham, NC, to serve at All Saints Church and begin the ordination process.

I am passionate about the church being formed into the image and likeness of Jesus and about the church being about the work of Jesus. Therefore, discipleship and mission are key elements of my life and ministry at All Saints Church. It is my deep conviction that the people of God are to live lives that are shaped by Jesus and his Spirit and that proclaim, embody, and demonstrate the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am thankful that my role at All Saints Church allows me to explore and engage these passions.

My wife Amy and I have been married for 13 years and have four energetic children: Hudson (10 yrs) Audrey (8 yrs) and Evelyn (5 yrs) and Jane (3 yrs). Amy is an accomplished harpist and enjoys teaching lessons and playing music for concerts, weddings, parties, and other social gatherings. Our family enjoys the outdoors, music, playing board games, building with Legos, and having fires in the backyard.

Rev. Julie Cate Kelly
Rev. Julie Cate KellyDirector of Parish Ministries
I was born in Iran, spent five years in Cairo, Egypt, but for the most part grew up in a quiet suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I attended Wheaton College (IL), and graduated with a BA in Interpersonal and Organizational Communications. Seeking the excitement of a big city, I moved to Washington, DC upon graduation, and spent three years working on Capitol Hill as the Scheduler for a U.S. Senator, and then was on staff at The Falls Church (Anglican) for two years, running their young adults community. I earned my M.Div at Duke Divinity School in Durham, and was ordained by the Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA) as a Vocational Deacon on All Saints Day of 2008.

My husband, Patrick, and I met at a presidential inaugural ball, and we married and moved to Durham, while I was in seminary. We began attending All Saints the day after we returned from our honeymoon in August of 2007. We developed wonderful, rich friendships in our various small groups, and loved having ASC as our church home. Our daughter, Cecilia, was born in October of 2009, and she was baptized at ASC, just before her 1st birthday.  Quite unexpectedly, in 2010, jobs took us to Charlotte, where I served as the Pastor of Family Ministries at St. Paul’s Anglican Church. A year later, we moved back to D.C., and while there, discovered that Patrick had brain cancer. He was treated at NIH, but despite all of their best efforts and our hopeful prayers, he died at the age of 34. In June of 2012, Ceci and I moved back to Durham, because the thought of being a single-mom in DC seemed practically impossible. We have loved being back here, and have credited our community and worship at All Saints as a major part of our healing process. In January 2016, we adopted sweet little Zachary Alexander into our family.

I love bringing order to chaos, establishing systems and mechanisms that can enable our life together to occur more easily, while equipping lay leaders to serve our church and community in fruitful, productive ways.  I hope I can help All Saints journey through this season of growth, and help to make it a welcoming, accessible, and healthy place for new and old members alike.

Meg Greto
Meg GretoDirector of Children’s Ministry
I grew up in Tampa, Florida with my parents and my brother, Josh. Spending lots of time at the beach, my dad, a youth minister at the time, baptized me in the Gulf of Mexico.  I grew up knowing Jesus personally, and was powerfully discipled through the children’s ministry at my family’s church. I attended Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, majored in International Relations and French, studied abroad in France, and worked at a local church in the summers.

My husband Michael, a UVA grad originally from Northern Virginia, and I met in Rome, Italy in 1999, while we were both living and working there. When my nannying stint in Italy came to an end, I moved to Arlington, VA in 2000 to work in government consulting.  We started attending The Falls Church, as it was a perfect combination of my non-denominational church background and Michael’s Roman Catholic heritage.

Michael and I were married in 2003, and in 2006 I accepted the Assistant Director for Children’s Ministry position at The Falls Church.  Ever since when I was in middle school, I have always loved serving and leading God’s children, so the transition from business to ministry was a great step of joyous faith. While on staff, we went on a mission’s trip to Rwanda, with our small groups, and through our time there and the amazing people we met (including the Kings, missionaries of ASC!), we developed a real heart for Rwanda and the global Anglican Church.

After we had our first son, Joseph Michael in 2007, we headed out west to Arizona for a few years, where Mike earned his IMBA at Thunderbird School of Global Management.  While in Phoenix, we met some incredible folks, hiked a lot, soaked in tons of vitamin D, and welcomed Giuliana Marie to our family in 2009.  In 2010 we moved back east to chilly Boston.

We loved our time in New England, where we have learned to smile regardless of whether or not the sun is shining (for a Floridian this was a hard lesson!), and in 2013 we welcomed our youngest son, Thomas Vincent. For the past several years, I have loved serving weekly in Pre-K Sunday School; leading kids in worship and sharing Bible stories in a fun and interactive way is a deep passion of mine.

Moving back to the Mid-Atlantic has been a hope of ours for many years, and we are thrilled to be closer to both of our families (mine in FL and Michael’s in VA). We love to play outside!  Biking, running, camping, hiking, and grilling are just a few of the ways we spend our weekends.

I have been so amazed to watch how God has taken my professional skills in business, process, and communication consulting and has used them for ministry to his littlest children. I enjoy creating strategic vision for children’s ministry, developing clear, engaging plans, and working alongside a team of volunteers to execute the vision. Stepping back into ministry is an exciting adventure for me, and I look forward to walking on this path now with All Saints Church!

John Zambenini
John ZambeniniYouth Pastor
Until moving to Durham to attend divinity school at Duke, I worked in politics, covered crime for a small, daily newspaper, and worked in higher education. My interests include: taking walks of unanticipated length with my best friend, Minda, to whom I have been married since 2009; anything pertaining to bicycles, especially racing and long-distance riding; post-modern literature; and music of any kind. I am currently discerning a priestly call.
Teresa Balatico
Teresa BalaticoOffice Administrator
I was born and raised in south Georgia. I am a lifelong Episcopalian who grew up very active in church life, serving as a frequent acolyte, nursery volunteer and youth group member. I eventually moved to the big city of Atlanta, where I lived and worked for the Georgia Department of Corrections for 10 years.

I began working in churches after volunteering at our family church in Arkansas about 15 years ago. I loved it so much, and was thrilled when I soon got a part-time staff position at a Disciples of Christ Church in that area. During our military moves, I also found fulfilling work in a Missouri Synod Lutheran Church, and two Episcopal Churches.  I am blessed to be a part of All Saints!

When I have free time I can be found at antique stores, area festivals and fairs, or watching a musical, play or dance concert with my family.

Wen Reagan
Wen ReaganDirector of Worship
I’m a North Carolina native, born and raised here in the Triangle. My wife Casey and I have been married for 11 years and we have a son, Ezra, and another little one on the way. My faith journey has been a grand tour—I was baptized into the Episcopal Church, grew up and came to faith in the mainline United Methodist Church, worshipped with evangelicals in Campus Crusade for Christ in college, and served as a music director in a Presbyterian church for ten years before making my way back to the Anglican church, my baptismal home. Throughout my journey, God has shown me the beauty of his church, even in all of its diversity.
I came to faith midway through high school, when God miraculously broke into my life and definitively changed the way I saw the world. From the beginning, music was intimately tied to my faith. My youth pastor encouraged me to pick up the guitar and start playing for the Lord. He put me in a youth worship band, where I quickly fell in love with worshipping God through song. As an undergraduate at Duke, I explored the Reformed tradition under the guidance of campus ministry mentors, learned how to lead a bible study, and began regularly leading musical worship. After college, I began leading worship at a Presbyterian church in Chapel Hill, where i served for ten years before coming to All Saints.
I’m a long-time Dukie. After finishing my undergraduate degree in history and religion, I headed back to Duke for seminary, graduating from Duke Divinity School in 2008 with a masters of theological studies. I then went on to get my PhD in religion at Duke, where I focused on American Church History and wrote a dissertation on the cultural history of contemporary worship music (or, how rock ’n’ roll got in the church). When I’m not working at All Saints, I serve as a clinical researcher in the iCU at Duke Hospital and as a songwriter forCardiphonia, a national network of worship leaders and songwriters who write music for the benefit of the church.
I’m passionate about leading God’s people in worship, building the church up through the arts, teaching church history, and writing new songs (or new renditions of old songs) for the church.
Evan Bassler
Evan BasslerIntern
Giovanna Meek
Giovanna MeekSeminarian Intern
God has given me a beautiful family and an adventurous life.  I’ve lived and worked around the world, served in the military, consulted for the government, had an art gallery, and experienced both the dark depths of our fallen world and the glorious light and grace of God amidst it all.  I’m originally from California, but will be spending the rest of my life in northeastern Michigan.  After I finish Duke Divinity School in May 2017, my husband Tom and I will head north to the shore of Lake Huron, where we will begin building a log home on the land God has given us to care for and share while we’re here on this earth.  Tom and I have two beautiful young adult children: Tong works locally in the automotive industry and serves in the Marine Corps Reserves; Moira is a senior at the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut.  It is a gift to be part of the All Saints family and I am thankful to be serving here this year.  One of my greatest joys is to see how God works in and through people – loving, healing, igniting, convicting, encouraging, comforting, teaching – as we, The Church, continue what Christ began: ushering-in the Kingdom of God.
Josh Miller
Josh MillerSeminarian Intern
Josh Miller was born and raised in the suburbs of Milwaukee, WI, where his entire family resides. He earned a B.A. in Philosophy and Humanities from Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL. While at Trinity he also took classes at the seminary and attained a minor in Biblical Studies, all the while planning to continue studying theology. To that end he moved to Durham last summer in order to pursue a Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) degree at Duke Divinity School. He is currently in his second and final year of the program and hopes next year to begin working toward a Ph.D. in Early Christianity. His longterm goal is to teach Historical Theology at a seminary or university, but he is also open to the possibility of pastoring a church. Currently he is employed as a math tutor at EdgeUp Tutoring in Durham and also works for his dad’s tree service during the summers. Among other things, Josh loves studying (esp. theology and church history), reading (esp. the aforementioned subjects and classic novels), traveling (esp. to visit friends and to Europe), good coffee (esp. cold brew and Colectivo), and music (esp. classical and country). His love for music was fostered at a young age through piano lessons and furthered during college through participation in the choir and the pursuit of a Music minor. He has served on many worship teams over the years, both through school and church, and is committed to investing in the local church. He was raised in evangelical Christianity and, more specifically, its Reformed Baptist wing—a tradition which has left a deep influence on his thought and life. He began to feel a pull toward Anglicanism during college through his study of church history as well as his exposure to the Anglican tradition while studying abroad at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. Upon moving to Durham during the summer of 2015, he became a regular attendee at All Saints and eventually a participant on the worship team. In September of 2016 he was confirmed in the Anglican Church of North America and began a worship internship at All Saints.

Our Vestry

The Bylaws of All Saints Church define the role of the Vestry as follows:

“The Vestry, which shall include the Rector, shall be responsible for establishing, refining, communicating and defending the mission and values of All Saints. It shall be the duty of the Vestry to provide for whatever may be necessary for the celebration of worship and the encouragement of the ministries of All Saints, including all things necessary to support the worship and ministry of the Church, including buildings, offices and facilities as necessary.

“The Vestry shall be formed from individuals who are actively involved in the implementation of All Saints’ stated mission and values.  Vestry members shall commit themselves to personal and spiritual accountability to one another and to God. Serving as a member of the Vestry shall be viewed as a spiritual and serious matter and the members of the Team shall be expected to order their lives and their work in accordance with the Leadership Covenant of All Saints. In addition, members of the Vestry shall earnestly and prayerfully seek God’s will with regard to the making of all decisions.”

  • Robbin Bixler (Senior Warden)

  • Cindy Broderius (Junior Warden)

  • Paul Bonner (Secretary)

  • Lauren Lee

  • Steve Hemelt

  • Michael Johnson

  • Joe Adelman

  • Erin Colby

  • Gretchen Logterman