Maggie Davidson is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) working as a therapist for children, adults, families, and couples who are struggling with mental illness or who have fallen on hard times. A lifelong member of All Saints, she has been living in Las Vegas most of her life, aside from her time in college when she lived in Reno, NV. Maggie has served as a missionary in Kenya in 2011. Maggie also serves as the President of the Standing Committee for the Diocese of Nevada. She has been a Deputy at the previous 2 General Conventions and was elected to attend the next General Convention in Baltimore in 2021.
Favorite Food: definitely burritos. Like the huge ones from Café Rio or Chipotle.
Hobbies: I used to play roller derby and I am currently seeking other activities. I enjoy swimming, biking, hiking and camping. One day I really want to build a canoe. I will with God’s help.
If you could be any fictional character, who would it be? Merida from the Pixar movie Brave. Strong willed, boyish at times, and tough.
What is your favorite attribute of God? Grace. I need plenty of it.
What is your favorite Bible verse or saying? Isaiah 43. It says, “I have called you by your name, you are mine” and goes on to show how even when God calls you into a challenging role, She is there with you and will help you overcome obstacles. It helps me stay brave in the face of the hard things God often asks me to do.
Donald Johns MD and his wife Pamela Martin both grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and even played together in the same summer band for junior high aged kids at the University of New Mexico. They met at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, then transferred to UNM before getting married young, at 21 years of age. Don taught high school biology and English in Shiprock, NM on the Navajo reservation for several years before starting medical school, and then training in Pediatrics and Neurology. He started practice as a Child Neurologist in Las Vegas in 1993 and he and Pam, and daughters Athena and Allegra, found All Saints’ that same year. He stopped full time medical practice in 2017. Since then he began part time wound care and even more part time (so far) research to keep himself active and useful. Grand-girls Olive, Violet and Iris also attend All Saints’.
Favorite Food: New Mexican cuisine–“Red or Green?” Correct answer, “Christmas”. Hard to find in Las Vegas. Closest authentic: Genaro’s in Gallup, NM.
Hobbies: dancing with Pam, swimming and socializing with family and friends, waiting for another season of Better Call Saul (we can identify the locations), travelling (again soon we hope!).
If I could be a fictional character: Gandalf.
My favorite attribute of God? Compassion.
My favorite Bible verse? 1 John 3:17 “If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?”.
I was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. I am the oldest of three girls, and came to Las Vegas in 2001, straight from home, to live with my father and his new family, it was really hard to start a new life in a new country with a new language and most of all away from my mom.
I am a member of our church since 2007.
I serve in the Altar Guild, as Lector and L.E.M., in English, the Spanish Choir, Represents our church in the Steering committee of NCG, also one of the co-chairs of the SMD, actually a Deputy to the 2021 Episcopal General Convention, and in the Vestry of course.
It is and will continue to be a pleasure to serve God through the church and also serving the common good.
BLESSINGS TO ALL
1-Favorite food? Seafood of all variety and flavors
2-My biggest Dream: To have a baby, I love kids!
3-Character: STORM( X-Men), she can control the weather.
4-Spiritual person: a stepfather, he took
5-Life Movie: Drama/Comedies, I have been through a lot, yet I managed to laugh about it
Daniel is originally from Marlboro, NY. He moved to Las Vegas, NV, in 2017 after joining the United States Air Force, where he serves as a Civil Engineer Officer. Daniel is not only passionate about all things building related but also passionate in serving youth and the LGBTQ community. Before the Air Force, Daniel held jobs as a case manager in a homeless shelter for at-risk youth in Detroit, Michigan, was a Building Performance Specialist specializing in Residential Green Building, was a teaching assistant, and worked as an assistant manager at a group home for teens with behavior issues. He has also volunteered as a group facilitator in an LGBTQ center in Detroit and served in Big Brother Big Sister in NY. He LOVES his new home here in Las Vegas that he shares with his sassy dog Luna! At All Saints, he serves on the Vestry, as a Delegate to the Annual Diocese Convention, teaches teen religious education, serves as an Usher, and is a part of the All Saint’s Needlers.
Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Geographic Information System (GIS), Virginia Commonwealth University
Coursework towards a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning, Virginia Commonwealth University
Bachelor of Science in Architecture with a Minor in Environmental Studies, University at Buffalo
Associate in Science in Industrial Technology: Drafting & Design, SUNY Ulster
Favorite Food: Seafood
Hobbies: Crocheting, kayaking, playing with my dog, construction projects, crafting, antiquing, wine tasting, art festivals
If you could be any fictional character, who would it be? Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreation
What is your favorite attribute of God? Humility and All-Loving
What is your favorite Bible verse or saying? Colossians 4:23 “Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord.”
I was born in Springfield, Missouri, in the first six months of my life there, and I do remember they had red geraniums in the yard. Then we moved to Seattle Washington, where my father was discharged from the Navy. We then continued to live and Washington and Oregon. My father was a telegraph operator for Northern Pacific Railroad, and we moved every 3 or 4 weeks from one telegraph depot out in the middle of nowhere to another. We simply followed the Harvest. Rarely did we live in places where there were more people or children than the three of us. By the time I got to first grade, we had moved 35 times.
Having grown up in the Northwest one morning when I was 27, I decided to move to New York City, and a month later, I was there sleeping on a pier off of Hell’s Kitchen. The dean at St John the Evangelist in Spokane Washington gave me some introduction to people he knew at Trinity Wall Street, and my life grew into the city from there.
As I moved onto life in Manhattan, I had a great time working with interior design architects on renovation projects on 5th Avenue and Park Avenue apartments and penthouses. But my real favorite job was as a gardener for the parts department and the newly renovated Union Square Park. Where I am community leaders of that area collaborated to create large public floral gardens to be enjoyed. One of my favorite projects at that time was the floral display of the American and French flags intertwined made from 40000 red white and blue petunias in Battery Park for the reopening dedication for the Statue of Liberty. I was also a privilege to work with private citizens and their Penthouse Gardens. CEO s of Revlon, Warner Communications, and Jackie Onassis.
I have now lived in Las Vegas for 19 years. I have never lived anywhere that long, though I have lived in four different addresses since I’ve been here. I have lived at my present address for 13 years. I have been with my husband since 2002 we have been married now for seven years. He is Japanese.
Things I love are watching sunsets, snowstorms coming at you across Lake Tahoe, staring at a blue sky through the branches and flowers of a Palo Verde. It is in these things I am in the beauty of God and can sense the love. ” But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven” Matt.5:44-45
Karl Edmund Gustafson IV was born in Würzburg, Bayern, Germany, before the Fall of the Wall to a military family. As is the custom in all military families, he moved everywhere. Texas, West Virginia, back to Germany- When dad skipped out of the military after a family tragedy, he ended up in Wyoming for half of his growing years. Then after dragging a baritone home to the trailer park behind a future McDonald’s that would be there years later, he learned of a city called “Las Vegas.”
Plunged into a Pepto pink house in the center of hell, he was consigned to be drug to his Spiritual home, All Saints’ Episcopal church. “Make friends!” they said. “You’ll like it!” they said. Begrudgingly, I have to tell you that he did make friends, and he did like it. He would even hang out in the parking lot with his friends when he had to drag his tuba to Twin Lake Elementary down the road. He’d brag that it was his church. Six schools and a diploma later, Karl (Better known now as “Guss”) got busy with making kids, and his son, Karl Edmund Gustafson V, was born at UMC and christened at All Saints by the Original Priest in the family, with his grandpa, The Deek, looking on.
For a career, Guss cooked, and other things, because cooks don’t make enough to live any sort of real life. He has a broad view of life and living due to his experiences. He has served as the Clerk for the Vestry at All Saints for several years. He is also the Leader of the Pastoral Care Team, and the Social Media Ministry ( so the service streams are his fault) feel free to send blame, questions, comments, and condemnations to his email: email@example.com
Graduated with Honors in Social Studies from Cheyenne High School
has taken MOOC classes from Harvard, Yale, Cambridge College, Liberty University, Reformed Theological Seminary, Dallas Theological Seminary, The Saylor Foundation, and Stanford ( Doesn’t mean a thing because they do not come with a piece of paper with an embossed seal)
Favorite Food: Spicy. Seriously, though. Spicy.
Hobbies: Cooking, Computers, TTRPGs, Gaming, Streaming, Camping, primitive hunting, desert bushcraft, music. Ask his mom what instrument he plays; her response is “yes.” If you could be any fictional character, who would it be? Han Fricking Solo- I shot first, people… What is your favorite attribute of God? The sense of humor. I mean, have you seen an avocado?
What is your favorite Bible verse or saying? I am giving you two.
1. Matthew 6:5-6 “And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they may be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.”
2.From the Coptic Gospel of Thomas: “Jesus said to them, “When you make the two into one, and when you make the inner like the outer and the outer like the inner, and the upper like the lower, and when you make male and female into a single one so that the male will not be male nor the