Staff Members

Tara Berry


Communications and Administration

Tara was a part of the lauch team for All Souls and first couple of years before moving overseas to London from 2005 to 2007. Upon returning to Atlanta, she moved to East Lake to be near All Souls. She previously was on staff with CRU, then worked in publishing, then study abroad with James Madison University and Georgia Tech before joining the All Souls staff in May 2013. Tara loves good food, traveling, and living in the city. In Atlanta, she enjoys hanging out on the Beltine, seeing plays, and finding great new places for Saturday brunch.


Alisha Ensor


Nursery Coordinator

Alisha is a Midwestern girl at heart. She grew up in Wisconsin, loves the Packers, Brewers, beer boiled brats, and cheese curds....but NOT the cold! She packed up and moved to Rhode Island where she got her degree in Culinary Arts/Foodservice Management, and met her husband Nate. After college they moved to Atlanta, and have settled into the southern way of life. They have three energetic kids: Lily, Jackson, and Hazel. In her spare time she enjoys baking, running, and sewing.


Mark Grapengater


Assistant Pastor

Mark and his wife Stacey come to us most recently from St Louis, after growing up in Oklahoma, attending college at Kansas State, and going to Seminary in Chicago. He received his M. Div. from North Park Theological Seminary. Mark and Stacey are always searching out a new restaurant to try. Along with their son, Michael, and their dog, Hailey, they are excited about living in the South. Mark is passionate about food (especially pork), bourbon, cigars, leather, mountain biking, photography, home brewing, running, and bearding.


Lori Jackson



Lori and her husband Josh have lived in Decatur for most of their married life. They love their neighborhood so much that they have lived in three different places within a quarter mile. One of her favorite parts of living in Decatur is seeing All Souls friends around town and at the local schools each week. Their home is filled with the noises of three kids: Jordan, Emma and Eli. The fish & dog are relatively quiet.Lori loves to read, play tennis, and spend time with her family. Prior to realizing that Atlanta is not the best town for commuting, she did accounting work at Jackson, Reece & Scott in Norcross.


Rachel Lockman


Women's Ministry and Global Missions

Rachel was born and raised in the South. After completing her masters in Biblical Counseling she and her husband moved to Atlanta and have loved every minute of city life. When she’s not working part time at All Souls, she’s a stay-at-home-mom and all that implies. Rachel and Patrick parent Sanders, Judah, and Celia (and their massive GSD, Prince) Rachel loves to eat and drink outside of her home and dream about her next travel destination. After spending time in Brazil, Kenya, and Europe she hopes to add more countries and continents to her passport. She’s been volunteering and working at All Souls since 2005.


Mike St. Denis


Youth Ministry

Part of the All Souls family since 2012, Mike has quickly risen to become the most powerful figure on staff (if you qualify power as unadulterated goofiness). Don't be fooled by his intimidating physique and swagger, Mike is really a big ole teddy bear, just ask his wife, Meredith. Originally from Roswell, GA, Mike graduated from Georgia Tech in 2011 with a B.S. in Psychology. During his college days, he was a member of the Yellow Jacket football team before going on to coach football at Georgia State University. Mike is currently pursuing a master's degree from Reformed Theological Seminary in Marietta. Mike's hobbies include all things football, the professional Atlanta sports teams, the fine art of smoking meats, and keeping the All Souls staff young.


Susan Trotti


Children's Ministry Coordinator

Susan and Jeff, along with their two children, Lawrence and Victoria, have been a part of All Souls from the very beginning. The Trottis love this city. Jeff was born and raised in Decatur, and he and Susan have lived here since 1995. They love the small town feel within a large city.Susan has been the Children’s Ministry Coordinator at All Souls since 2005. She was a middle school teacher for three years and a paralegal for nine years before coming to work at All Souls. Susan and her family enjoy watching movies, taking walks and playing board games.


Carrie Wheeler


Worship Director

A day in the life of Carrie would include everything from good coffee and picking up dirty socks to yoga and playing Rock Band on Xbox 360. Learning the finer art of how to talk “middle school” as well as how to distinguish a Zinfandel from a Malbec is a normal and often simultaneous occurrence on the Wheeler front porch.Carrie loves to try to play any instrument she can get her hands on and can actually play one of them (piano). Her CD collection would include anything from Beethoven to Prince, with a large smattering of Harry Connick. No 80′s hair bands, please. Besides music, Carrie enjoys trying out at a new savory recipe and will occasionally even read a good book. But she really gets the biggest kick out of sharing life with her husband and 3 children.


Shayne Wheeler


Senior Pastor

The first thing to know about Shayne is that he scored a major coup by marrying Carrie in 1992. They met in college at Western Kentucky University and have three kids: Calvin, Emma, and Audrey. They think it is weird for their Dad to be a Pastor.Shayne loves to read, write, ride his motorcycle, and smoke fine cigars on his front porch. He also loves to watch television (the Office, Modern Family, House, etc.) and is really into 80′s hair bands. Prior to moving to Decatur in 2001, Shayne served as a Youth Pastor in Missouri, Virginia, and the suburbs of Atlanta.

See more about Shayne's latest book, The Briarpatch Gospel.