Learn more about some of the wonderful people who make All Saints Sharon Chapel as great as it is.
Fr. Cayce Ramey
Father Cayce believes social justice and racial reconciliation are at the heart of the Gospel and that discipleship and lay leadership are the foundation of a vibrant parish. He believes our church can and must be a community where all are invited and welcomed and where questions, doubts, fears, joys, hopes, dreams, and challenges are shared freely.
MINISTER OF LITURGY + MUSIC
Darrell Rison joined All Saints Episcopal Church, Sharon Chapel, as Minister of Liturgy and Music in 2017 following a brief period as interim music minister. Previously he served two appointments as Organist & Choirmaster at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Richmond, a decade at St. Matthias’ Episcopal Church, South Richmond, and historic St. Peter’s Parish Church just outside Richmond. Additional engagements have included work as a professional chorister, vocal section leader, and soloist at Grace & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, both in downtown Richmond.
A native Washingtonian, he studied organ and sacred music at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree. Since then, he has furthered his study in both organ and voice under leading mentors and coaches.
His responsibilities at All Saints Sharon Chapel include playing the organ for all liturgies, conducting the choir, planning and preparation for worship, and supervising all other musical activities within the parish. He also serves as liturgy and music consultant to the “Potomac 5,” a collaboration of five Washington area Episcopal parishes worshiping jointly online during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this capacity, he created Choir Connect, an ongoing weekly online formation series linking parishioners of all five parishes with interactive worship topics and featuring presenters with seminary, diocesan, and national reputations.
He is available to provide professional organ consultation to clergy and vestries at a crossroads between the liturgical, practical, and financial implications of restoring or replacing their pipe organs. Recent projects include consulting with a historic parish on the rebuilding of an aging console and, at another, replacement of a pipe organ in severe disrepair with a larger, more technologically advanced instrument.
Additionally, private 1:1 vocal coaching and keyboard training are available by appointment at the church, in your home, or virtually.
Concurrent with his extensive music career, Darrell worked in the corporate world, holding the position of Senior Operations Executive for the Mid-Atlantic states at SunTrust Bank (now Truist). In this capacity, he oversaw the daily operations of more than 500 bank branches in four states and the District of Columbia, reporting to SunTrust’s Chairman and CEO for a dozen years.
Darrell is active in social justice causes in underserved urban populations, including six years as Director at Whitman Walker Health in Washington.
He resides just outside Washington in Northern Virginia, where he pursues all things creative – writing, art, design, spirituality, and, of course, music across a very broad spectrum.
DIRECTOR OF CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD
Davette Himes is the Director of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd children's ministry and the CGS outreach program at Sharon Chapel. She is certified in all three levels of this work for children ages 3 to 12 years. She has spoken at regional and diocesan meetings about the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd with a particular focus on evangelization and outreach.