The Rev. Ashley Urquidi
Priest in Charge
The Rev. Ashley Urquidi (Mother Ashley) comes to All Saints’ after seven years of serving as Associate Rector of Old Donation Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach. She got her MDiv from Seminary of the Southwest (Austin, TX), and her BA in psychology from Hood College (Frederick, MD). Ashley is married to Ben Urquidi, and together they have three young children: Levi, Joel, and Leia.
Aside from being a wife and mother, Ashley’s greatest passion is for spreading the Gospel in new and innovative ways, breaking down barriers, and reaching the marginalized. She seeks to empower all with the love and courage of God, and tries always to lead and guide with compassion, grace, and good humor. When she’s not caring for family or parish, you can find her on the beach– likely with a book and cup of coffee or good food (from a local restaurant!)
The Rev. Deacon Marguerite Alley
The Rev. Deacon Marguerite Alley returns to All Saints' after many years away to serve as Deacon. Marguerite was formed and sponsored in her diaconal ministry at All Saints' and did her initial schooling through Duke University; she received her Doctorate in Liturgy Design from the Graduate Theological Foundation in 2013. She has served in many parishes and roles throughout the Diocese of Southern Virginia, with a passion for formation and outreach, as well as liturgy. In her other life, Marguerite taught high school orchestra for over 30 years and in retirement continues to teach part-time as a 5th grade beginning orchestra teacher, has a private studio for teaching cello, and plays in the Virginia Beach Symphony Orchestra. She and her wife Jan enjoy gardening, traveling, and spending time with their two dogs, two cats, and host of fish.
Mrs. Diane Islev-Peterson
Day School Director
Dianne Islev-Petersen has served as the Director for the All Saints’ Day School since the fall of 2011. Dianne comes to us from within our own school where she served as lead teacher of the “Three’s Class” from 2006-2011. In 2010, she added the role of librarian to her responsibilities; a role that found her following her passion for children’s literature.
Dianne began her professional career in 1992 as a teacher with the Virginia Beach City Public Schools. For nine years she taught at Kempsville Meadows Elementary School, where she also served as grade level chair, member and secretary of the Principal’s Advisory Committee, Language Arts Committee chair, drug education coordinator, after-school tutor, and co-coordinator of a “Study Buddy” program that paired struggling first graders with fifth-grade student mentors.
Following her tenure with the VBCPS¸ Dianne worked as a field representative for Scholastic Book Fairs. In this role, she visited schools, collaborated with media specialists and teachers.
Director of Music Ministry
Colin is a cradle Episcopalian, baptized into the Episcopal church and attended primarily while growing up in Meridian, MS. He honed his musicianship at Interlochen Arts Academy and the University of Texas where he studied piano with T.J. Lymenstull and Anton Nel. During the course of his collegiate studies, he was the staff organist and choir director at St. Williams Catholic Church in Round Rock, Texas. After serving 11 years in the Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer, he settled in Virginia Beach. When he's not playing the Piano or Organ, it's likely you'll find him on a golf course or working on the New York Times crossword puzzle.
Kelly joined the All Saints’ staff in 2020. She has been employed in various bookkeeping and secretarial positions for many years, most currently as the bookkeeper/secretary for a small classical Christian school. She received her bachelor’s degree from ODU in Decision Science with a minor in Finance. She has been a member of All Saints’ for many years. Her and her husband, Paul, enjoy raising two teenage boys and all the excitement that brings to life.
DIrector of Media Ministry
Kathryn joined the All Saints' staff in 2020 as the Media Specialist. She brings to the position over 20 years' experience in social media marketing, video production, website design and graphic design. She attended college at the University of North Texas.
A native of Virginia Beach, Kathryn's desire to be challenged and her natural curiosity have allowed her to tackle the digital marketing field and enjoy the fast pace of the industry. She is pushed to solve problems, whether that's learning a new tool or figuring out how to get the most out the digital age and the endless possibilities that it can offer. When she isn't working she is spending time with her son, Trick.
Director of Youth and Children’s Ministry
Ryan Brown has served as a youth minister for over seven years. Along with youth ministry, his passion for working with children and youth has led to several other opportunities such as teaching Pre-K, starting his own child development center offering an inclusion program, and working as a case manager for homeless and disconnected youth. When not busy, Ryan enjoys relaxing at the beach, exploring new restaurants, and spending time fishing with youth he mentors.