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Former Clergy

The Reverend Dr. Donna S. Mote
Priest Associate

The Reverend Doctor Donna S. Mote currently serves as the Episcopal Chaplain to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and was priest associate at the St. John's. She is a seventh-generation Henry County native who grew up near McDonough and loves the South Side. 

Dr. Mote is a graduate of Shorter College (BA), The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv), the Graduate Division of Religion, James T. Laney School of Graduate Studies, Emory University (PhD), and has completed Anglican studies at The School of Theology at Sewanee: The University of the South.

The Reverend Dr. Mote's scholarly training and work are in comparative religions, visual and cultural anthropology, and cultural history as well as Christian theology with particular emphases upon Japanese religions and evangelical Protestantism(s) in the US South. Scholarly interests include new approaches to religious spaces and places, religious practices in the particular and peculiar local contexts, and ancestors and modes of their veneration in various religious traditions. Her films addressing these topics have been screened at regional, national, and international academic conferences. 

Dr. Mote has taught in higher ed contexts in the US and Japan for over a decade and currently holds an appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor of World Religions at The School of Theology at Sewanee. Donna's personal interests and passions include travel and pilgrimage, bicycling, ethnic dining, the Order of St Helena (osh.org) and the Sabbath House (sabbathhouse.com).