Parish Ministries

Our ministries are how we serve God and how we are changed into God’s likeness. Service to others is the heart of our life together as a family of faith.

We carry out this charge by ministering to our brothers and sisters within the parish, in the Macon and Middle Georgia community, and in the world beyond Middle Georgia.

Please visit our Ministry Needs page to view a list of current needs of some of our ministries.

Altar Guild

This group is responsible for preparing and maintaining our worship space, and arranging flowers for the sanctuary. 

Team Leaders: Susan Locke & Linda Destree

Children's Ministry

St. Francis employs professional childcare workers, but we always need parents and others to help with the other activities of the ministry. All those who participate must complete the Safeguarding God's Children program provided by the Episcopal Church.

Team Leaders: Ben Neas & Cara Velasco


This team prepares the monthly Friar's Messenger and the weekly e-news, and develops and maintains the parish website. They also video-record sermons for posting to the YouTube and parish's Facebook page.

Team Leader: Ann Grantham

Creation Keepers

This ministry is responsible for St. Francis' waste reduction and recycling.

Team Leader: Tracie Jenkins

Daughters of the King (DOK)

The Daughters of the King (DOK) is a religious order of Episcopal Churchwomen. The St. Clare Chapter of DOK meets the 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 10:00 am till noon. The group's services for St. Francis include maintaining an intercessory prayer chain, sending birthday greetings to parish members, and supporting other parish ministries. 

Team Leaders: Debra Smith & Gail Gallaher


This ministry welcomes visitors and newcomers, and shares the wonderful news that is St. Francis Episcopal Church.


Pastoral Care

The mission of the Pastoral Care is to provide physical, spiritual and emotional support to the St. Francis community by discerning and responding actively to a wide variety of parishioner needs in a respectful and compassionate way. 

Team Leader: Tammy Pallot


Stewardship is about being grateful, responsible stewards of the gifts we receive from God. It’s about reaching out to build relationships from a perspective of abundance instead of scarcity.



Our youth meet almost every Sunday at 12:30 PM and participate in other social and volunteer activities on a regular basis. 

Team Leader: Margaret Jones