About Saint Martin’s

We practice an open and intentional hospitality here, and are fiercely committed to serving our wider community. Have a look around our website to get to know us. Then, please let us know how we can get to know you and help you feel at home.

Rev. Lisa Green

rector

Lisa’s call as Rector was announced on September 22, 2023, the sixtieth anniversary of St. Martin’s first service. She had been serving as Priest-in-Charge for almost a year, and as Associate Rector since 2017. Lisa’s return to Williamsburg came almost 35 years after her graduation from William & Mary. Lisa was previously Rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Sutton MA, which during her tenure came together with a neighboring congregation to become Holy Spirit Episcopal Church. She also served at Church of the Redeemer in Morristown NJ and Christ Church in Short Hills NJ. Before her ordination in 2008, Lisa was Associate Director of Interweave, an interfaith spirituality and wellness center. She is a 2007 graduate of Drew Theological School and a member of the LEAD Greater Williamsburg Class of 2023 and has enjoyed reconnecting with W&M as a TEDx presenter and Sunset Ceremony speaker. She is also one of the conveners of HART (Historic Area Religions Together) and the co-chair of our diocesan Repairers of the Breach committee. Lisa lives in Hampton with her husband the Rev. Warren Hicks, and their Wheaten Terrier Brendan. Her daughter Mary, also a W&M alumna, is a high school English teacher in Houston.

Rev. Joshua Nelson

associate rector

A graduate of The School of Theology at Sewanee, Joshua was a high school music teacher in a former life. He most recently served three parishes on the Ohio River crossing diocesan lines with West Virginia. Before that he was Priest in Charge at St. David of Wales in Elkhart, Indiana, where he co-chaired the Diocesan Creation Care Commission with Bishop Susan Haynes before her call to Southern Virginia. “Love God. Love People. Love Creation,” Fr. Joshua writes in his ministry statement. “Strive every day to make this world a little more like the Kingdom of God.” Among his passions in parish life are teaching, preaching, pastoral care and building community. Along with his wife Sarah and five-year-old daughter Sybil, Joshua is very excited to be joining us in community and ministry. He and Sarah were just married in October 2023; Sarah is a Registered Nurse and lived in Williamsburg before her daughter was born. Together they enjoy attending concerts and theater, cooking fabulous meals, and lounging on the couch to watch Harry Potter or The Great British Bake Off. Sybil is full of life. She loves the beach and unicorns. 

Our team

Kathleen Aiello

Parish Administrator

Originally from eastern Pennsylvania, Kathleen is a graduate of Shenandoah University and also attended Virginia Theological Seminary. She joined the staff of St. Martin’s in January 2020, bringing with her an extensive nonprofit and church experience. Kathleen serves as office manager and director of operations, responsible for procedures and policies that support the entire parish with an efficient workflow and a healthy, warm environment. She lives in Williamsburg with her husband Peter.

Phaedra McNorton

Music Director

Originally from Mobile, Alabama, Phaedra is a graduate of the New England Conservatory in Boston, and her professional engagements range from Opera to musical theatre. In 1999, Phaedra sang under the baton of Eduardo Müller of the Metropolitan Opera in the role of Agilea in Lucca, Italy. Other professional engagements include soloist for the AARP conventions at Chicago Symphony Hall and Nellis Airforce Base in Las Vegas. In 2001, Phaedra understudied the role of Emma under Sylvia Rhyne in Jekyll & Hyde at Downtown Cabaret Theatre in Bridgeport. As the Vocal Director at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Phaedra was responsible for casting and rehearsing all mainstage shows. In addition to her position as Music Director at St. Martin’s, Phaedra is a staff member at William & Mary, and also provides private music instruction.

Jennie Hogge

Financial Administrator

Jennie Hogge is from Charlotte, North Carolina. As St. Martin’s financial manager, Jennie is responsible for accurately reporting our financial status to the Treasurer, Finance Committee and Vestry. She brings years of accounting experience and wisdom to the management of parish finances. Jennie lives in Williamsburg with her husband David, and their adorable dog Daisy.

Barbara Faubert

Pledge Treasurer

Barb came to this area from Ft. Lauderdale, FL in 1981. As Pledge Treasurer Barb is responsible for recording, posting, and depositing all donations and other sources of income for the church. As a long-standing member of the Finance Committee, her accounting and analytical financial skills play an important role in developing our revenue budget for the coming year. During our pledge campaign in the fall, Barb coordinates pledge materials for distribution to parishioners. She also serves as an LEM at the 11:00 service. She and her husband, Mike, have a Golden Retriever, Ginger, and a cat TJ.

Cornelia Taylor

Youth Formation Coordinator

Cornelia Taylor has joined the St. Martin’s staff as Youth Formation Coordinator. She is a member of St. Cyprian’s, Hampton, where she first attended until the age of five, when she and her family moved to Tennessee. Active in her parish and diocese youth activities, as a young adult she worked at Episcopal camps in Tennessee and Wisconsin before returning to Hampton in 2004. Back at St. Cyprian’s, she has worked with youth and taught confirmation classes. From 2010 to 2018 Cornelia was Director of Children’s and Youth Ministries at Grace Episcopal in Yorktown. She currently serves the diocese as EYC Board Adult Advisor and is Chaplain for Camp Chanco and a member of the Chanco Board Programming Committee. Welcome Cornelia!

St. Martin's Vestry

Class of 2025

                             Debbie Coleman                                                          Jim Ducibella
                             Rosalind Siegel                                                             Jim Skypeck

Class of 2026

Bruce Ebersole
Abby McSweeney
Lora Price
Steven Staples

Class of 2027


Chris James
Ann Marie Nelin
Timothy Nixon