About All Souls Episcopal Church

All Souls at Shrine Mont

About the People

All Souls Episcopal Church, in Mechanicsville, is a community with a diversity in thought and past religious experience.  We are a smaller church, which makes it easy to become a member of our community.  We offer opportunities for folks to find a place - even new folks - into our church by enlisting them in ways to help and contribute as people feel comfortable.  You are welcome to come only on Sunday mornings to worship but we highly recommend you do more in order to get more of what All Souls can provide for you.

Our Vicar

The Rev. Amelie Wilmer has served as the vicar of All Souls since January 2012. She received her certificate in Anglican Studies from Virginia Theological Seminary and her Masters of Divinity from Union Presbyterian Seminary, and was ordained to the priesthood in 2011. Rev. Amelie Wilmer also holds degrees in Economics/Political Science and Art History from Yale University.  In addition to previous careers in banking, she is a past president of the Junior League of Richmond, former chair of the Carver Promise, and graduate of Leadership Metro Richmond.  She served on the Executive Board of the Diocese of Virginia from 2013-2015 and is currently a member of the Editorial Review Board of the Interpretation Journal of Biblical Scholarship.
Previous to coming to All Souls, the Reverend Wilmer served at St. John's Church and St. Mary's Goochland, and as a chaplain at Westminster-Canterbury.  While in seminary, she served as an intern at Christ Ascension Episcopal Church, Richmond, and St. Thomas', Richmond.  She also served as a chaplain at Johnston-Willis hospital.
A life-long Episcopalian, Vicar Amelie, as she likes to be called, has completed both DOCC (Disciples of Christ in Community) and EfM (Education for Ministry) programs and has a passion for life-long learning and spiritual formation in community. During her years as a lay leader, she served in a broad range of ministries, including family fellowship and outreach programs, adult and youth education, stewardship, and strategic planning.
Reverend Amelie is married to Claiborne Minor and has three sons: two in college and one working as a Computer Engineer in Boulder Colorado. She and her family enjoy skiing, hiking, travel, art, and literature.  She resides in Richmond.
Reverend Amelie has accepted a call to historic St. John's Episcopal Church, Church Hill, Richmond, VA, beginning her service the first of June.  All Souls is grateful for the outstanding leadership and spiritual growth we have experienced with Amelie.  We keep Amelie, St. John's, and All Souls in our prayers during this transition period.
Please join the All Souls community at Messiah Lutheran Church on Sundays at 9:15 a.m. Messiah Lutheran is located at 8154 Atlee Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116.

Our Worship Space

Messiah Lutheran

The folks over at Messiah Lutheran have been kind enough to share their worship and gathering spaces with us.  We have been at Messiah Lutheran since 2012.  

The sanctuary is a beautiful worship area with great acoustics for our excellent choir.  The space also boasts a wonderful gathering hall for our meals, outreach programs and post-worship gatherings.

Our People

The Community

All Souls was founded as a mission church of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia in 2003. As a relatively young congregation, we have a fresh and joyful approach to worship and ministry that allows us to be creative, flexible and inclusive.  New members are always welcome to contribute their ideas and energy as we learn and serve together, following the way of love, openness, and compassion offered to us by Jesus Christ. 

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