Our Interim Rector


The Rev. Allan Sandlin

The Rev. Allan Sandlin joined the people of Ascension as Interim Rector in April 2019. A native of the Southwestern United States, he has served as a priest in Georgia, Maine and from 1999-2007 was Rector of the Anglican-Episcopal Church of Christ the King in Frankfurt. For the past few years he has focused on interim ministry and enjoys connecting with congregations as they move through the challenges and joys of transition. He also teaches liturgy in the Anglican Studies program at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology.

Fr. Sandlin is married to Gretchen Nagy, an Atlanta/Cologne attorney. Their son, Thomas, and his wife, Alex, live and work in Amsterdam and daughter, Lizzy, is an urban planner in Atlanta.  

He believes there will never be a band to equal the Beatles, poet to rival T. S. Eliot or sunset better than those over the mountains of New Mexico.