All of our staff have a vital commitment to the life and ministry of Holy Comforter. All of them work part-time but none of them have a part-time attitude to their ministry here. Some are paid and others volunteer their time, but all are vital to the life of our church.

The Rev. Dr. Cynthia N. Taylor


The Reverend Dr. Cynthia (Cindy) Taylor has served in a variety of churches from Florence (S.C.) to Paris (France) to Augusta, Georgia. In 1999 she was asked by the Diocese of Georgia to start a new Episcopal Church in Columbia County. That church became Holy Comforter and has been her passion in ministry ever since.


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Vivian Vaiden

Parish Administrator

Vivian takes care of the day to day operations of our church.  She is the mother of three and teaches piano.

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Lara Fort

Business Administrator

Lara is responsible for all the financial aspects of the church, along with Treasurer, Angela Prettelt. She has been with us since 2004 and also works with other area churches with their financial operations.   Lara is married to Kevin, who works for Columbia County.  They are the proud parents of two boys and a girl.  

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Darlene Bourque

Youth Ministry Coordinator

Darlene works with both our middle school and high school youth groups.  She has been a member of our church since 2015.  She is married to Mike and they are the proud parents of three children.

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Ayn Colsh

Children's Ministry Director

Ayn is responsible for planning our children’s programs, such as Sunday School (BLAST) and VBS. She has more than 20 years of experience in early childhood education, with the last 10 years as a Lead Georgia Pre-K teacher. She has taught Christian Education in a variety of capacities and has taught in our BLAST program for the last few years.  Ayn and her husband Duncan have two daughters, Bailey and Lyndsay and a beautiful granddaughter, Ava.

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Brad Green

Music Director

Brad directs music and accompanies at Holy Comforter.  He currently teaches high school choir, and has had the opportunity to teach music to Pre-K through adult. Brad has directed church choirs for more than 15 years in Texas, Arkansas, and Georgia. He has several publication for church and school and is a nationally certified Kodaly teacher.   

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