St. Bede’s Parish Staff
The Rev. Gia Hayes-Martin
Gia grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. Raised a Roman Catholic, she found the Episcopal Church as a young adult while she was completing a PhD in history. She is a graduate of Xavier University, Vanderbilt University, and the Church Divinity School of the Pacific. As a priest, Gia’s particular interests lie in forming disciples of Jesus, preaching, and leadership in a changing church. She serves on the Episcopal Church’s Task Force on Theology of Money; she is a past member of the Task Force on the Study of Marriage as well as the conference planning team of Young Clergy Women International. Gia is a voracious reader, knitting addict, novice bread baker, cook, and traveler. She met her husband, Melville, while on a trip to his native Scotland.
Kathy has served as music director at Holy Innocents Episcopal Church in San Francisco, conductor at San Francisco Boys Chorus, public school music teacher, and most recently as music director at First Lutheran Church in Palo Alto. In June 2014 she was named music director of the San Francisco Renaissance Voices, after serving as their assistant music director for seven years. As a private vocal studio instructor, she teaches adult professional and amateur singers who sing with San Francisco Symphony Chorus, community and professional theater groups, local opera companies, and church choirs. A cradle Episcopalian, Kathy has a love of liturgy and appreciation of the Anglican musical tradition as well as a deep knowledge of vocal pedagogy.
Rani has been playing the organ since she was twelve in Richmond, Virginia. She is a graduate of the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and has studied with Betty Lou Johnson, Larry Schipull, Grant Moss, Margaret Irwin-Brandon, and Peter Sykes. She has served on the boards of the Boston Clavichord Society, the American Guild of Organists, and has attended the McGill Summer Organ Academy. Apart from St. Bede’s she also teaches math at College of San Mateo and De Anza College.