Priest-in-Charge: The Rev. Timothy Grayson
Father Tim Grayson joined St. Barnabas as our Priest-in-Charge in July 2020. Tim+ was ordained to the priesthood on the eve of the Epiphany, 2008, at St. James Lafayette Square, where he served as Assistant to the Rector. He graduated with a Master in Divinity degree from Virginia Theological Seminary in May 2007. Prior to discerning his call to ordained ministry in December 2002, Tim+ had a 27 year career in medical publishing and also worked as a newspaper reporter in New Zealand. He returned to NZ in 2003 to begin his ministry studies at the College of St. John the Evangelist in Auckland, but then returned to the United States in 2005 to marry Kathy, whom he met just one month before leaving for NZ. Tim+ was previously the rector at Church of the Messiah in Baltimore, MD. He is a facilitator with the Diocese’s “Fresh Start” program for clergy, a former member of the Order of Urban Missioners, a board member of Listening Hearts Ministries, and coauthor of the book, Keeping in Tune with God: Listening Hearts Discernment for Clergy.
Music Director & Organist: Julia Colonna
Julia Colonna was born in Baltimore, Maryland of immigrant Italian parents in 1933. She attended schools in Baltimore City, including Eastern High School with its special music program of 2 music periods per day. Julia then went to Peabody Preparatory and Conservatory of Music with a major in viola. She married and had 4 children, 3 boys and 1 girl. A second marriage to Richard Thomas, in 1971, pooled two families making for a home with 7 children. Julia sang professionally at Catonsville United Methodist Church, in Ellicott City, and with the Bach Society and St. Charles Chorale. She also taught piano classes and private students. In 1973, she studied piano tuning and repair which she worked at until 1995. She began playing the organ in 1975 when she acquired a Moller Pipe organ for her home. She then played and directed choirs at Wards Chapel United Methodist Church, Sudbrook United Methodist Church as well as St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Sykesville, Maryland, St. James Episcopal Church in Mt. Airy, Maryland and Grace Episcopal in New Market, Maryland.
Parish Administrator: Sue Cloud
Sue Cloud grew up in a musical family in the Catskill Mountains of New York State. After earning her Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.) at American University in Washington, DC, she lived in the Philadelphia, PA and Houston, TX for most of her adult life before settling in Maryland to be closer to family. Sue earned her Master of Science in Human Resource Administration at Temple University and spent 25 years in Human Resources before moving to Maryland, specializing in 401(k) retirement and health benefit management and compliance. When not making music in church, Sue participates in area flute choirs and symphonic bands, and enjoys crocheting and reading. Additionally, she and her trombonist husband Dave are avid campers and gardeners. Sue can be reached by email at [email protected] or you may call the office at 410-489-2800 to leave a message.