Meet Our New Rector
The Reverend Donna S. Mote, PhD has been the Vicar of ATL (Episcopal Chaplain to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport) since 2013. The world’s busiest airport every year since 1998, ATL is a parish of 4,700 acres with pre-COVID numbers of 300,000+ daily passengers and 63,000+ employees.
Starting in 2016, Dr. Mote served on the bishop's staff as Missioner for Engagement and Innovation in the Diocese of Atlanta to consult on, coach, strategize, support, promote, and provoke innovations in ministry in Middle and North Georgia. With Bishop Robert C. Wright she authored, "The Go Guide: 10 Steps for Innovations in Ministry from Luke 10". She has served as chaplain both to the Georgia State Defense Force and the 76th Support Brigade.
Dr. Mote earned degrees from Shorter College (BA), Southern Seminary (MDiv), and Emory University’s Graduate Division of Religion (PhD), and completed Anglican studies at Sewanee: The University of the South.
Donna was raised up for ordination by the parish of St Bartholomew’s, Atlanta. She is an Associate of the Order of St Helena. A seventh-generation native of Henry County, GA, Donna grew up in the Elliott Community outside McDonough. Her very first memory is of going to meet her grandmother as she arrived at ATL.
Donna is married to Rebecca England, and they have two sons, Anderson and Jordan.