Clergy and Staff
Tricia went to seminary at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN, where she graduated in 1994. Before going to seminary she worked as a reporter and editor for newspapers in Greenville, SC and Nashville. She was also a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand from 1980-1982, followed by a year of working at a refugee camp in Thailand for Save the Children. Her undergraduate degree is in journalism from the University of Georgia.
Tricia is married to Joe Monti, professor emeritus of Christian ethics and moral theology at the School of Theology at Sewanee. They have one son, Joseph Henry Monti. When she is not working she enjoys time with her family, watching Joseph Henry’s sports, reading, and photography.
Maggie became the interim rector at St. Dunstan’s from 1990 to 1992 and returned in 1994 in her current non-stipendiary position to establish Mary & Martha’s Place, an ecumenical center for women’s spiritual growth. She assists regularly at Sunday worship, and often serves as supply priest when Tricia is away.
Maggie is a graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College with a degree in English and Spanish literature. She taught both English and Spanish at the high school level before entering seminary.
Maggie and Tom, a retired attorney, have two married daughters and four granddaughters.
B efore coming to St. Dunstan’s in February 2020, Cameron served as the music director at St. Teresa’s Episcopal Church in Acworth, GA. While an undergraduate student at the University of North Georgia, Cameron served as parish musician at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Sautee, GA, and as music director at Dahlonega Presbyterian Church.
Cameron has received high honors and awards for his piano festival and competition performances. He has been chosen twice as state winner in the Georgia Music Educators All-State Piano Competition, and received first place in the Atlanta Romantic Music Festival Piano Competition for the college level. Cameron completed his graduate degree in music at Georgia State University in 2018. Cameron is currently preparing for several international piano and composition competitions to take place in 2021, along with completing his album of original works for piano and cello. In additional to his church work, Cameron also has an active piano studio teaching children and adults. When not working or practicing, Cameron enjoys the outdoors, reading, working out, yoga, art, traveling, coffee, spending time with friends, and poker (Texas Hold’em).
Claudia attended the University of Georgia as a business major and after a stint as a Methods and Cost Analyst with C&S National Bank, she took time off to focus on raising her three children. During this “professional break,” she was a partner in her own business, helped her husband establish his architecture practice and managed it, taught preschool, was corporate secretary for her father’s company in Savannah and was a regular volunteer at her kids’ schools.
Over the last 30 years she has provided a variety of services including comprehensive administrative and financial management, as well as marketing and graphic design for firms specializing in the creative fields; architecture, corporate communications, and interior design.
When she’s not working, Claudia enjoys time with friends and family, including two granddaughters, reading, and working on her art projects. She has been a member of the P.E.O. sisterhood for over 40 years, which supports women’s education through philanthropy.
In recent years St. Dunstan’s has had a tradition of church cats. First there was Dunstan, the Archbishop of Catterbury, who ruled for five years. The whole congregation went into mourning when he disappeared in the summer of 2022.
Now we are served by two cats. Beppe, the orange tabby, is named after Tricia’s late husband, Joe Monti (Beppe is Italian for Joe). Bella, the gray tabby, is Beppe’s girlfriend.
The twosome are official Sunday morning greeters. They occasionally slip in for worship, and also love to attend choir practice. When not on duty they hang out in their office, which they graciously share with Tricia
Dunstan, the Archbishop of Catterbury, is our church cat and official greeter. He began life as a feral cat, but over time has come to appreciate belly rubs and being inside on cold days. He loves to welcome everyone on Sunday mornings and will gladly let you pet him.