The vestry is the legal representative of the parish with regard to all matters pertaining to its corporate property. The basic responsibilities of the vestry are to help define and articulate the mission of the congregation; to support the church’s mission by word and deed, to ensure effective organization and planning, and to manage resources and finances.
John was born in Mishawaka, Indiana. He grew up on a farm and a small town, New Carlisle, in northern Indiana west of South Bend. John is a graduate of New Carlisle High School and Indiana University, Bloomington. His college degree is a B.S. in Education and a minor in business administration. In addition he completed The Certificate in Executive Management awarded by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
His professional career consisted of serving as chief development officer and fund raising and marketing consultant with the Boy Scouts of America, American Optometric Foundation, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Medical College of Georgia, college prep schools including The Webb School, Shattuck-St. Mary’s Episcopal School, St. Andrew’s – Sewanee Episcopal School, and Woodward Academy; and consulting services for the American Arthritis Research Foundation, Greenfield Hebrew Academy, Trinity Christian School, Southwest Christian Hospice and Hope House and St. Joseph’s Preparatory School.
John’s church service includes Germantown, Tennessee United Methodist Church, where he was President of the Couples Sunday School Class (couples in the 20’s-70’s ages), and stewardship committees in three Methodist churches and St. Andrew’s in the Pines.
John, his wife, Deedee, and their sons, John, Matt and Mark became Episcopalians in 1983 and have been members of Redeemer Church in Shelbyville, Tennessee, St. Paul’s in Augusta, Georgia and, since 1990, St. Andrew’s in the Pines. John and Deedee have seven grandchildren and moved to Peachtree City in 1990.
Brian is married to Dana and they have two children: Paul and Grace. He is president and a founding partner of Spectrum Services, a transportation and logistics company. He and his family have attended Saint Andrews for two years now. They previously attended Saint Paul’s in Newnan, where Paul and Grace were baptized.
Brian was raised Catholic and Dana was brought up in the Methodist Church. After marriage, they decided the Episcopal faith offered a great church home for them. They are happy to be a part of the wonderful family here at St. Andrews in the Pines.
Lisa Blanchar was born in Virginia and moved around the country and world, attending high school in The Netherlands. She graduated from The University of South Florida with a BA in Mass Communications. After graduating she became a flight attendant for TWA and later American Airlines prior to being furloughed. Lisa married Curtis Enstrom in 1992 and they have two children, Laurel, who is currently attending St. Cloud State University and Porter who will be attending Georgia State University in the fall.
Lisa and Curtis moved to Peachtree City in August of 2014 after living in Rock Island, IL for 17 years. After moving to the area the family began attending St. Andrews and Lisa has been a member of the choir and very involved with the Vacation Bible School program. As a cradle Episcopalian, Lisa has attended several churches and served on the vestry in IL and the cathedral in Davenport, Iowa.
Lisa is currently working in the film industry and is co-owner of a production company. She enjoys being involved with the marching band, playing golf, time with her children and living in Peachtree City.
Heidi Bridges and her husband, Kevin, have been married since April 2000, and have four children, Brooke (13), Paige (11), Jake (6) and Grace (2½), who were all baptized at St. Andrew’s.
Not quite a cradle Episcopalian, Heidi was baptized in 1977 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Thomasville, Georgia. She has been part of the congregations of St. Paul’s by-the-Sea in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, where she attended St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Day School (now Beaches Episcopal School) and Grace Church in the Mountains in Waynesville, North Carolina. Heidi first visited St. Andrew’s in 2003 and has been a regular parishioner since 2008. At St. Andrew’s, Heidi is a member of the Daughters of the King, co-leader of the Good Works Crew ministry, and part of the Vacation Bible School team.
Heidi has been a licensed real estate agent since 1994 and has been licensed in Georgia since 1996 when she went to work with one of the top real estate teams in Cobb County. Thanks to the growing use of electronic documents, she now works from home as Closing Coordinator, which allows her to manage the hectic schedules of her four children. She occasionally helps friends or family buy or sell in Fayette County.
Heidi enjoys reading, camping, running, watching football (Miami Hurricanes and Atlanta Falcons), vacationing at Walt Disney World, and spending time with friends and family.
“I love seeing the recent growth within St. Andrew’s: growth in our congregation, our ministries and our youth. It’s an exciting time and I am happy to be a part of it.”
Erin and her husband, Brian, began attending St. Andrews in the Pines when they moved to Peachtree City in September, 2013. They moved to Georgia from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and have enjoyed introducing some authentic Cajun food and joie de vivre to the St. Andrews family! Additionally, since joining St. Andrews, Erin has participated as a member of the Finance and Newcomers’ committees.
Erin is an attorney, specializing in estate planning and probate law. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in History, with a minor in Political Science from Louisiana State University in 2007; she then earned her Juris Doctor at the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2010. Erin has been licensed to practice law in Louisiana since 2010, and she sat for and passed the Georgia Bar in early 2014.
Erin enjoys reading, watching football (especially LSU and the Saints), and traveling. She also has a strong interest in volunteerism; some of the organizations she volunteers with are the Junior League of Atlanta, the Junior Service League of Newnan, and the American Legion. Additionally, Erin teaches fitness classes at Pure Barre Peachtree City and enjoys staying physically active.
Anthony Coleman was born in Enid, Oklahoma and grew up in San Jose, CA. He graduated from the US Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs, CO) in 1992 with a BS in Engineering Mechanics. He went on to serve 20 years as a pilot in the Air Force flying the KC-135 and C-32 (known as Air Force 2). He also served as an Air Force Inspector General. The Coleman family relocated to Peachtree City from Derby, KS in 2013, one year after Anthony retired from the Air Force. He currently works as a commercial pilot for FedEx Express, domiciled in Memphis, TN. Anthony and his wife, Margarette-Carole, have been married since 1996. They have twins, Aidan and Nadia, born in 2000. Anthony joined the Episcopal Church in 2010. The Coleman family has attended St Andrews in the Pines since 2013.
Heather is married to John and they have 3 children who were born and raised in Peachtree City. Lauren lives and works in Houston, TX and twin sons Matt and Chris both attend Kennesaw State University. Heather was born in Takoma Park, MD and baptized at Grace Episcopal Church. Her family moved to Sandy Springs, GA when she was 4 and she attended and was confirmed at Holy Innocents Episcopal Church. Heather and John raised their children in the Catholic Church and Heather joined St. Andrews in 2015. She obtained her Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Georgia and her Juris Doctor from Georgia State University College of Law.
Heather currently works at Lawson & Beck in Peachtree City where her practice is concentrated in residential and commercial real estate, business formations, wills and estate planning. She enjoys being outdoors, swimming, and watching soccer and football. Heather is a member of the Fayette County Board of Realtors, the Fayette County Women Council of Realtors, the Fayette Bar Association and a Pro-tem member of the Board of Directors of the Clothes Less Traveled Thrift Store.
Cedric Oates is from Fort Valley, Georgia and is the youngest of nine children from Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Oates, both of whom are deceased. He has been married for 13 years to who he calls “the greatest woman that God put on this earth,” Mekesha L. Oates. Cedric is the proud father of 4 children, Courtney, Sydney, Caden and Conner. He has an Ed.S in Guidance Counseling from Jacksonville State University and a B.A. in Pyschology from Fort Valley State University and is also a former collegiate athlete with a love for all sports.
Cedric is an enthusiastic chess player. Spending time with my family is what he treasures most. His other interests include, woodwork, researching various topics, old car restoration and music and film production just to name a few. Cedric says, “My relationship with God is continuously evolving and leads me onward as I mature in my faith.”
Published minutes from vestry meetings are located in the parish office.