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The Reverend Mr. Louis K. Linn


Dss. Cynthia I. Hensley

Cynthia was born and raised in Asheville. She and her husband Doug have been married since 1990. They have three sons and four grandchildren. They have been members here since 2014. Cynthia is a published author, writing novels in the Jane Austin "universe." Cynthia is a Deaconess in the Church, being set apart for that ministry on October 7, 2018. Her vocation as  Deaconess expresses itself in the area of women's and children's education and ministry and she is deeply involved in the pastoral care life of the parish. She administers the parish, assisting the Rector and Vestry in the daily operations of the parish.


Mr. Brian Weber

Brian moved to our area at the beginning of 2018, moving here from New York. Brian has been an organist almost his entire life and has held positions in various churches in New York and Pennsylvania for the past 28 years. He studied at Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ. Brian also holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.

Choirmaster & Organist

Mrs. Sandra Peninger

Sandy and her husband Randy were married in 1972. They have been members of All Saints Church since 2001. They have two grown children and three grandchildren. In addition to being our Sunday Coordinator, she also serves on the altar guild and cares for our young children in the nursery. Sandy holds a degree in Early Childhood Education. She retired in 2007, after teaching in the Buncombe County schools for 31 years.

Sunday School Coordinator

Mrs. Megan S. Klein

Megan is married to Mark and she home schools their children, Peyton and Jackson.  She works part-time at both the Charles George VA Medical Center and Advent Health Hospital as a CT Technologist.  The Kleins are a very active family and love living in these beautiful mountains! In her spare time Megan enjoys quilting and sewing as well as competitive shooting. Megan was elected to the vestry two years ago and served but a short time as the Klein family made a brief sojourn of living in Montana. Megan has attended All Saints since 2010.

Rector's Warden

Mrs. Sally C. Blackburn

Sally is a native of Tallahassee, Florida and moved to the Asheville area in 2011 with her husband Glen. She is a graduate of Florida State University and an avid Seminole fan. Her background in finance and accounting led her to the Houston area in the 1980s where she was employed as an accountant in the international division of Shell Oil Company. She later returned to Tallahassee where she and Glen raised their four children. Having an interest in sewing, textiles, and needlecrafts as well as a love for the mountains, Sally and Glen decided to purchase land in Fletcher and start a hobby farm. Sally has since found a new interest in raising and caring for animals. She began attending All Saints Church four years ago with Glen and her father-in-law Edwin, as well as her oldest daughter Mary.

People's Warden

Mr. David Brauner

David’s professional life included a 23-year tenure as a chief executive officer of an engineering and design firm predominately serving the interests of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the United States Department of Defense. He was later appointed to the then burgeoning Federal Emergency Management Agency and the United States Department of Homeland Security in varying leadership roles both domestically and internationally. He currently provides consulting services across various business interests. Prior to joining All Saints, he served in several leadership and roles in Roman Catholic parishes. David and his wife Anne have been members here since the summer of 2018. They have been married since 1992.


Mrs. Rebekah Byrd

The Byrd family moved to Hendersonville, NC in the summer of 2001.  They visited All Saints a couple of months after arriving and found a "family" AND a "home".  God has richly blessed the Byrd family through their time at All Saints.  Eric and Rebekah are the grateful parents of 4 children.  Ethan is a sophomore at Samford University in Birmingham, AL.  He is studying the classics.  Isaiah is in his 4th year at Hendersonville High School, and he loves being a Bearcat!  Abigail is a freshman and is homeschooling with an intent to one day be on Broadway.  Chloe is in 7th grade and loves everything to do with creating things by hand.  Rebekah has previously served on the Vestry.  Rebekah is a part of the Altar Guild and also sings in the choir.  During the week she is busy teaching her daughters along with students at Classical Scholars.  One of Rebekah's favorite scripture passages is Psalm 19:14, "Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in Thy sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer."

Secretary of the Vestry

Vestry Members

Mrs. Verna Shipman, Dr. Kelly Burgin, Mr. Paul Sewrey, Mrs. Shelly Wyatt, Mrs. Carolyn Pugh

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