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.

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The Rev. Glenn Palmer

Interim Rector

The Reverend Glenn A. Palmer served a parish on the coast of his native Maine for 7 years prior to serving as an active duty Army Chaplain for 20 years. He served as the Senior pastor of Episcopal/Lutheran congregations on Army posts around the world. In 2020 he retired from the Army with the rank of Chaplain (Lt. Col). His military awards include the Bronze Star and Legion of Merit.


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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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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 publications for church and school and is a nationally certified Kodaly teacher.   

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