Jabus Braxton, Facilities Manager

Jabus Braxton has been the Facilities Manager at St. Timothy's since August of 2010. He is in charge of the care and keep of all of the church's property.

You can reach him at 886-2281 x 306 or by email at






Elizabeth Burns, Youth Director

Elizabeth Burns is the Youth Director at St. Timothy's. She attended Georgia Southern University, where she studied special education and recreation and tourism management. In college, Elizabeth was active in the church, serving as Peer Minister and President of the Episcopal Campus Ministry as well as Youth Minister at Trinity, Statesboro. After competing college, she worked as a summer backpacking guide and outdoor education instructor for Kanuga's Mountain Trail Outdoor School. Before arriving at St. Timothy's, she spent several years working for the Diocese of Georgia as the Diocesan Missioner for Youth and Summer Camp Director. When she is not serving the church, you can find Elizabeth outside: running, reading a book in her hammock, picnicking under a tree, watching the sunrise, or hitting the trails. She is also a contra dancer.

You can reach Elizabeth at 423-886-2281 or by email at


Jenna Haines, Director of Communications

Jenna Haines is the Director of Communication at St. Timothy's.  She has been the bulletin go-to and the newsletter whisperer since her start in August of 2013. Before working at St. Timothy's, Jenna lived in New York where she attended New York University studying journalism and psychology. During her time there, she freelanced for Men's Fitness Magazine, interned at Condé Nast Traveler, and studied abroad in Accra, Ghana, where she co-produced a short documentary on the struggles of professional soccer players in the country's capital. Beyond her efforts at the church, she currently publishes a blog on her experiences and travel, freelances for CityScope Magazine and HealthScope Magazine, and is the founder of, a website that functions as a personal guide to all things brunch in the scenic city.

You can reach Jenna at 886-2281 ext. 304 or by email at


Cary Haney, Bookkeeper

Cary Haney has been the Bookkeeper since July 1, 2000. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Finance with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She served as Treasurer for St. Timothy's Episcopal Preschool, served on Outreach Scholarship committee, served as Treasurer for Thrasher Elementary PTA, and was Chief Financial Officer for Care Plus Home Health Services, a Division of Parkridge/East Ridge Hospital, prior to joining the staff at St. Timothy's. Cary lives on Signal Mountain with her husband, Craig and two children. She enjoys trail running, flower gardening, and reading.

You can reach Cary at 886-2281 x 305 or by email at



Philip Newton, Director of Music Ministries

Philip Newton has served since 2005 as Director of Music Ministries at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Signal Mountain, Tennessee.  He holds degrees from Georgia College and State University, the University of Chicago, Teachers College, Columbia University, and Emory University. 

Philip spent 25 years as a secondary social studies educator, specializing in law-related education.  He was Project Coordinator for a federally funded law-related education project at Teachers College, Columbia University, and returned to his Georgia classroom to build a local mock trial program.  This program grew into a statewide Georgia Mock Trial Competition, sponsored by the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia.  Georgia teams have won four national champion titles.

Having been a part-time church musician for most of his life, Philip discerned a call to full-time music ministry and left the mock trial program to pursue graduate music studies.  He completed a Master of Sacred Music degree, with an emphasis in choral conducting, at Emory University in 2004.  Called to serve St. Timothy's, Philip has developed a graded choir program for children, with the older children participating in the curriculum of the Royal School of Church Music in America and attending summer courses.  He worked with parish musicians to create Zammarin, an intergenerational group of singers and instrumentalists who, with workshop guidance from Fran McKendree, have created a musical repertoire that supports liturgical worship.  McKendree produced the first of the ensemble's three professionally recorded CDs. 

Philip holds the Service Playing and Colleague certificates from the American Guild of Organists, and is a member of both the Atlanta and Chattanooga chapters.  He is also a certified coordinator for the Leadership Program for Musicians, which was founded by the Episcopal Church but now sponsors educational programs for musicians from many denominations.  Philip serves on the board of the Chattanooga Bach Choir.  He is a long-time member of the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta, and sang with its choir in the summer of 2007 in residencies at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, and Westminster Abbey, London.

You can reach Philip at 886-2881 x 307 or by email at


Jessie Pogue, Children's Christian Formation Director

Jessie Pogue is the Children's Christian Formation Director at St. Timothy's. She graduated from Berry College with a degree in Early Childhood Education and taught elementary school for four years in Georgia, with the last two spent living in the north Chattanooga area, before moving to Virginia to attend graduate school. There she graduated from Radford University with a Master's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. After graduation, Jessie and her family remained in Southwest Virginia for five years before moving back to Tennessee. She is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist who has worked in private practice and in the school system. She continues to see private pediatric clients.

Jessie has been active with the Young Disciples program for the past two years at St. Timothy's and completed the Godly Play training in Suwanee. She lives on Signal Mountain with her husband, Blake, and two boys. In her spare time, Jessie enjoys completing renovation projects with her husband, gardening, hiking with her family, reading, and traveling.

You can reach Jessie at

Men's Book Study 9:30 AM
Women's Book Study 11:00 AM
God's Children Sing 4:00 PM
Choristers 4:00 PM
St. Timothy's Ringers 5:00 PM
Adult Handbell 5:45 PM
Adult Choir 7:00 PM
Zammarin 7:00 PM
Ladies Bible Study 1:00 PM
The Holy Eucharist, Rite I 8:00 AM
Breakfast 8:45 AM
Christian Formation 9:30 AM
The Holy Eucharist, Rite II 10:30 AM
Choristers 4:00 PM
EYC 5:00 PM



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