Clergy & Staff
Bishop of Georgia, the Right Rev. Frank Logue was born in Montgomery, Alabama, where he lived for 6 years and grew up in Marietta, Georgia. He graduated from Georgia Southern University in 1984 and worked as a photographer for several daily newspapers.
In 1995, Frank responded to a long-felt call to ordained ministry and entered Virginia Theological Seminary in the fall of 1997. While there, he worked as a seminarian at two area churches, including assisting with the creation of a new Episcopal church—Church of the Spirit in Alexandria, Virginia. He also took part in summer internships with the Anglican Church in Tanzania and St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, a large mental hospital in Washington, D.C.
In 2000, Frank, his wife Victoria, and his daughter Griffin moved to Camden County, spending 10 years starting King of Peace Episcopal Church and its preschool. From 2010 until becoming Bishop of Georgia, he assisted Bishop Scott Benhase in overseeing the clergy and congregations of the Diocese of Georgia as Canon to the Ordinary. Logue was ordained and consecrated as Bishop of Georgia at Christ Church, Savannah, on May 30, 2020.
St. Peter's Priest in Charge, The Rev. Kelly Steele is a native of Pittsburgh, PA and a highest honors graduate of Duquesne University (2012) where she majored in Theology and minored in Women’s Studies and Music. She went on to earn a Master of Divinity degree (summa cum laude) from Duke University Divinity School in 2015 with a certificate in Anglican Studies. She fell in love with the Episcopal Church at St. Joseph’s, Durham, where professors, students and panhandlers prayed the Daily Office and ate together on weekdays. She came to the Diocese of Georgia in 2014 and worked for St. Michael’s Episcopal Church as a curate and served as Missioner for Columba House. In 2016 she founded Epiphany, an experimental community seeking to serve Savannah newcomers and young creatives. She is married to the Rev. Guillermo Arboleda, the priest-in-charge of St. Matthew’s Savannah. Together, they play “keep away” with their Border Collie, Reina and go on culinary adventures. Kelly loves to roller skate, jet ski, kayak and think out loud.
St. Peter's Associate Priest, The Rev. David Wantland is originally from Dallas, Texas. David headed east to study at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, where he received a B.A. in French Literature. Those studies took him to some unlikely places, from working in the European Parliament in Brussels to interning at an eco-village microfinance fund in Dakar, Senegal. Along the way, David became an Episcopalian and received a call to ministry (on a rooftop in the middle of Dakar. Go figure). David received his Master of Divinity from Duke University Divinity School and completed a Diploma in Anglican Studies at The Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. Prior to joining St. Peter’s, David served as Associate Rector at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas. When not at church, David can be found getting lost on a run, convincing someone to let him garden with them, hosting a dinner with his husband, Colby, or finding a climbing wall to fall off. And he’s always looking for an excuse to speak French!
Interim Director of Music Ministries Shirley Newhart hails from northeast Pennsylvania and has served in many church denominations starting at 13 years of age. Her father was a church organist and her mother was a pianist and sang in the church choir. She is particularly proud of her Welsh singing heritage. Shirley received her BS in Music Education from Wilkes University, PA, and MM in Music Education from Ithaca College, NY. In addition, she did post graduate studies in sacred music at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. She was a music educator and has taught elementary, middle, and high school in Sayre, PA, college level music at Elizabethtown College, PA, and elementary vocal and instrumental music at the Lower Dauphin School District in Hummelstown, PA. Shirley has served multiple-year tenures as director of music at Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, as well as interim director at All Saints Episcopal Church in Hershey, PA, Skidaway Island United Methodist Church, Ascension Lutheran Church (Savannah), and Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (Savannah). Shirley and her husband, Bob Hainly, moved from Hershey, PA to the Landings in 2015 and live with their miniature Sheepadoodle, Abby. They have three children and three grandchildren all living in PA.
Parish Administrator Susanne O'Day is from Marietta, GA and has lived in Savannah for eight years. She lives in midtown with her two sons, Archer (9) and Theo (5), who are the joys of her life. She graduated in 2010 with a B.S. in Music Management from Georgia State University in Atlanta. She has worked as a hospital practice administrator in Boston, private school administrative assistant, guest communications for short term rentals, piano teacher, and children's ministry director. Susanne enjoys time on the beach, walking her cattle dog mix (Salem), singing, playing piano, reading, cooking, and wandering through thrift or antique stores.
Associate for Youth and Children's Ministry Matthew Rice is staff liaison to the Sunday School and coordinates Children's Chapel, as well as our corps of acolytes. Matt serves as a mentor for the Journey to Adulthood program and provides leadership for SPY, our Sunday evening program for youth, to which he also brings his gift of music. Matt is a graduate of Savannah Arts Academy and holds a Bachelor's degree in molecular biology from Armstrong State University.
Maintenance and Facilities Manager Nathaniel Hodges started with St. Peter's in January 2016 as our part-time Event & Facilities Manager and was quickly promoted to that position full-time. He was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi - 70 miles from Memphis, Tennessee. After the passing of his mother in 1978, he went to live with his sister and her husband and traveled as a military brat. After high school, Nate went on to Job Corps. He started Diesel Mechanics and Building Grounds Maintenance while in Morganfield, KY. Nate was offered a job in Raleigh, NC and moved to Durham where he lived for over 15 years. He studied Business Computer Science, receiving a BS from North Carolina Central University in Durham. He has worked for numerous companies where he held Information Technology jobs. Nate is married to Tamara Brown Hodges and they have four children.
Priest Associate, The Rev. Don Hands is a retired priest living in the Landings since 2011 with his wife and artist, Lydia Bishop. Ordained in 1979, he has served at parishes in Pittsburgh, Milwaukee and Savannah. He was Chaplain at Saint John’s on the Lake, a retirement community in Milwaukee, on the shores of Lake Michigan, for 5 years. He was a Jesuit from 1961-1970. He studied at Fordham University, Columbia University and the University of Buffalo. He is a licensed clinical psychologist with a certificate in Mental Health and Aging from the University of Wisconsin. He taught at Marquette and Duquesne. He is interested in the interface of religion, Christian spirituality and psychology. His book, Spiritual Wholeness for Clergy (1994), sold over 17,000 copies. He is glad to be a part of St. Peter’s.