Meet our new clergy!
DioNEB is happy to welcome these fantastic new clergy to our diocese!
The Rev. Deacon Amy Duggins
Amy graduated in May with her M.Div. from the School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. She was ordained to the transitional diaconate this June in the Diocese of North Carolina, and is delighted to be joining the staff and people of All Saints as a Bishop’s Society Curate. Amy grew up in East Tennessee and completed her undergraduate degree at Colorado College, where she majored in music and promptly fell head over heels in love with the Western wilds. She joined the park service after graduation, and served as a park ranger and naturalist in Colorado and North Carolina prior to her call to ordained ministry. In her spare time, Amy enjoys reading, writing, pondering, long rambling walks, and the occasional adventure.
The Rev. Deacon Kyle Martindale
Kyle graduated this spring with an M.Div from The Virginia Theological Seminary after an earlier Spring ordination to the transitional diaconate. He is very excited to return home to Nebraska and serve and worship with the people of All Saints. Prior to leaving for seminary, Kyle worked as youth minister at Saint Mark’s in Hastings, and at the Crossroads Center Rescue Mission in Hastings and Kearney. Since then, he has focused much of his time on Christian Education and Practical Ministry courses. Kyle got married on May 24th to his wife, Trish, and both look forward to beginning this new chapter in their lives with the people of DioNeb.
The Rev. Diane Pike
Diane was ordained to the diaconate in the Diocese of West Missouri by Bishop Martin Field in July 2011, and to the Priesthood in the Diocese of Rhode Island (for West Missouri) by Bishop David Joslyn in January 2012. She earned her MDiv from the Seminary of the Southwest (Austin, TX), her BA degree from Nazareth College (Kalamazoo, MI), a secondary teaching certificate from Madonna (College) University (Detroit, MI), and an MA degree from Oakland University (Rochester, MI). Diane will be serving as the Associate Priest at St. Andrew’s, in Omaha.
Prior to attending seminary Diane had a long career in not-for-profit management and fundraising, including serving as Director of Fund Development for the Girl Scouts of the USA (New York). She most recently served as Executive Director of the Episcopal Preach Foundation (New Jersey). Diane has experience as an annual and major gifts officer for several hospitals and institutions of higher education in Philadelphia and the Greater Detroit Metro area. She has had classroom experience teaching both adults and children, and has taught science and social sciences in grades 5-10. Diane is an avid Detroit sports fan, and she enjoys reading and quilting, working with hot glass, traveling and cooking and haning with her Chihuahua mix rescue dog, Lexi.