The Reverend Tanya R. Wallace
The Rev. Canon Tanya R. Wallace, a native of Greenfield, Massachusetts, has served the Episcopal Church in the Dioceses of Western Massachusetts, Washington, Newark, New York and Vermont.
A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, she completed the Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in Women’s Studies and Religion. After college, she worked for the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC as a part of the Cathedral Volunteer Service Community, and served as Employment Services Caseworker with homeless program participants at Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington. She then became the Director of Social Services at Boulevard Seniors in Passaic, NJ, while serving at the Church of the Transfiguration in Towaco, NJ. In 2000, she graduated from the Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, earning a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Religion and Education; upon graduation, she was awarded the Maxwell Fellowship for Highest Promise of Excellence in Parish Ministry. After serving as Seminarian Assistant at the Church of St. Luke in the Fields, as Curate at the Church of the Ascension, both in Greenwich Village, and as Adjunct Professor at Union Theological Seminary (all in New York City), she was called to be Canon Educator at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Burlington, VT. During her seven-year tenure at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Canon Wallace also served on the Cathedral Chapter and the Executive Committee of Diocesan Council, Chaired the Commission on Ministry, and was elected Clergy Deputy to General Convention.
Rev. Tanya became Rector of All Saints' Church in 2009, and Founding Director of the Lawrence House Service Corps in 2014. She loves walking with people -- long-time parishioners, newcomers, Mount Holyoke students, and Lawrence House interns -- as they grow more deeply into the fullness of who God is calling them to be. She is especially passionate about building bridges between seemingly disparate people, communities, and/or ideas, and loves being able to engage that work with the faithful people of South Hadley. In the Diocese of Western MA she has served as Safe Church Officer and President of the Disciplinary Board, Dean of the Franklin-Hampshire Clericus, and Chair of the General Convention deputation. She is currently a member of the Executive Council (international board of directors) of The Episcopal Church.
Rev. Tanya enjoys water sports, photography, knitting, and travel with her partner and their 14-year-old daughter (and has, by nature of being a swim parent, become a stroke and turn judge for competitive swimming!).
The Reverend Deacon Terry Hurlbut
The Reverend Deacon Terry Hurlbut has been a member of the Episcopal Church for 38 years. Over those years he and his wife of 38 years, Lainey, have raised two children within the church. Both children, Bryan & Liz, are grown and off on their own paths, which include marriage and a granddaughter Sienna and grandson Max. Terry has served on many and various boards and activities within the Church throughout his journey.
He has taught Sunday School, adult educational programs, been a Lay Eucharistic Minister, Visitor and Lay Reader. He has worked with the homeless in Springfield and West Springfield.
Terry was ordained to the Diaconate in November of 2013. He states his reason for becoming a Deacon to be “to give back, to God and to those in need -- at new and exciting levels.”
Deacon Terry has been sent to All Saints' to share his experiences with those in South Hadley, to learn from them and to grow into a community of God’s faithful, who will serve all whom we meet together.
Dr. Ernie May, Director of Music and Organist
Dr. May is Professor Emeritus of Organ and Musicology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where, in addition to teaching, he served as Chair of the Department of Music and Dance (1988-2000) and Secretary (Head) of the Faculty Senate (2000-2015). Beginning as a boy chorister at Calvary Episcopal Church in Summit, N.J. in the 1950s, he has served in varied organist/music director positions from the age of 12, including St. George’s English Church, Paris, France; the Princeton University Chapel (assistant to Carl Weinrich); St. James’ Episcopal Church, Greenfield MA (1976-84); and South Congregational Church, Springfield, MA (1984-2006), prior to his appointment at All Saints’ in South Hadley (2018). He has presented organ recitals locally, in Germany and New York City, and produced a CD—Music for Trumpet and Organ--with trumpeter Walter Chesnut. As a musicologist with concentrations in 18th-century music and postmodern music, he is recognized for his expertise in the music of Bach (see J. S. Bach as Organist: His Instruments, Music and Performance Practices (Indiana University Press , co-edited by Ernest May and George Stauffer). As a choral conductor, he has conducted performances of Bach Cantatas #80 and 192; Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Magnificat; Handel’s Messiah; Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Mass in C Minor, and Requiem; Mendelssohn’s Elijah; Rossini’s Stabat Mater; Brahms’s Requiem; Bruckner’s Te Deum; Poulenc’s Gloria; and Rutter’s Gloria, Magnificat, and Requiem. He is also co-organizer (with Dr. Erinn Knyt) of the international Bach Symposia presented at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2015, 2017, and 2019. His academic degrees are an A.B. from Harvard (1964) and Ph.D. from Princeton (1975). In addition, he studied organ with Andre´ Marchal and theory/conducting with Nadia Boulanger in Paris (1964-1966). Dr. May resides in South Amherst with his wife Mary (also an organist/music director, at Center Church in Brattleboro VT) and two labs, Brandy and Casey. He is the father of seven children, grandfather of eight, and great-grandfather of one.
All Saints’ is blessed with magnificent facilities for sacred music. The vision for choral music at All Saints’ is eclectic, with selections ranging from Anglican chant and Renaissance polyphony through the canonic masterpieces of sacred music to Gospel and other contemporary genres. All are welcome to join the choir (“Voices of All Saints’”). Regular rehearsals are Thursdays at 7:00 to 8:15pm and Sundays at 9:30am. Please contact Ernie (413-575-6232, email@example.com) if you are interested. Auditions are not necessary, just come to a rehearsal and try it out!
“Choirs embody the awesome power of collaboration to produce beauty—not just one voice and one tune, but many voices in harmony. Choral singers model the skills and hard work essential for citizens in a diverse democracy.” –Professor Robert Putnam, Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government.
Phillip Shearin, Pastoral Associate for Lawrence House
Phillip Shearin was born and raised in Williamsburg, VA. He studied history at Hampton University and went to seminary at Trinity College in the University of Toronto. Prior to seminary Phillip was in the Episcopal Service Corps at St Hilda's House, based out of Christ Church, New Haven, CT and at St Richard's Bridge, based out of St. Alban's Anglican Church, in Glen Williams Ontario Canada. Prior to coming here Phillip finished a Chaplain Resdiency Program at Duke University Hospital. Phillip is currently a hospice chaplain in the Boston suburbs.
Don Marsh, Sexton
Don Marsh and his wife, Laura Marsh, have been members of All Saints’ for 39 years, joining the church in 1978. He began working as the church Sexton about 20 years ago, around the time the new building was built. When he is not working as Sexton, he volunteers his time as Acolyte Director, training new potential acolyte leaders and also offers his time as a chalice bearer and usher. Prior to his job as Sexton, Don worked for the US Postal Service for 42 years. His wife Laura is deeply involved in our Lenten Lunch program, which she has been running for around four years. Laura also serves on the Altar Guild. Don enjoys spending time outdoors, working around the house and watching football.
Alison Murchie, Parish Administrator
Alison Murchie grew up in the Pioneer Valley and is a resident of Easthampton, where she is active in the arts community. Her monthly spoken word series, Unbuttoned, was the recipient of a Gold Star Award for excellence in programming from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She is currently the chair of the literary committee and is developing a live story telling event.