The Rev. Lynn Carter-Edmands joined St. Alban’s as our transition priest-in-charge and transition consultant in January of this year. She has nearly thirty years of leadership experience as a priest in parish and diocesan ministry. This experience includes congregation and clergy transitions, vocational discernment and mentoring, formation and leadership development, and mediation and conflict transformation. Mother Lynn served most recently in the Diocese of Southern Ohio as the canon to the ordinary concluding eight years as a member of the bishop’s staff. She has also served as the rector of two parishes and as a chaplain and teacher at a boy’s boarding preparatory school where she taught Bible, Ethics, and senior electives in religion. Lynn is certified in transitional ministry through the Interim Ministry Network and spent last year as interim rector of a parish in the Diocese of Maine.
Lynn is married to the Rev. Frank Edmands, also an Episcopal priest. They reside in Columbus with their dog, Darla.
The Reverend Craig Foster joined the staff at St. Alban’s in the Fall of 2021. He was ordained deacon in 2007 by Bishop Breidenthal and spent nearly 13 years as a deacon at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Columbus. Since 2019 his servant ministry has focused on the Solarize Ohio project, which aims to install solar systems on as many Episcopal churches as possible. This project has evolved into the Creation Care and Environmental Task Group. In addition to his servant ministry, Rev. Foster supports both the Social Concerns and Pastoral Care Committees at St. Alban’s.
Deacon Craig is an engineer and founding parter of Energility LLC, a commercial energy audit company.
Craig has been married to his wife Kathy for 19 years and has a blended family of five daughters, four sons-in-law, eight fantastic grandchildren, and one very spoiled 75 pound lab mix. His hobbies include annually taking eight grandchildren ranging in age from 4 to 14 to Procter Center Family Camp. He and Kathy also like to travel, especially in their travel trailer with their dog.