R. Colin Burns was born and grew up in Charlotte, NC. He attended Furman University in Greenville, SC, earning a B.M. in Church Music, then went on to earn his Masters of Sacred Music in choral conducting from Boston University. While studying in Boston, Colin enjoyed opportunities to conduct, play, and sing in historic venues throughout the northeast, including performing J.S. Bach’s B minor Mass at Trinity Church Wall Street in New York City. He is now living in Charlotte again and serving as the Associate Director of Music for the Choir School at St. Peter’s, where he received his earliest musical education from ages 8-18. He enjoys walking and playing with his dog, Tillie, and getting out on the golf course whenever he can. You can reach Colin at [email protected]
Children & Youth Director
Lisa Givens is originally from the Norfolk, Virginia area. She moved to Huntersville in 2005, when her husband's job transferred them. She currently resides in Denver with her 5 boys and husband, Matt. Lisa graduated from Virginia Tech with an International Business and French degree. In addition to working at St. Alban's, Lisa enjoys reading, gardening and watching her kids sporting events in her "spare time." Lisa's email address is [email protected].
Patti Rossini has been working with young children and their families for over 25 years. She has a B.S. in Speech Pathology and Psychology and a M.S. in Early Childhood/ Special Education. Her experience includes work in private as well as public schools. She has experience as a classroom teacher, administrator, and consultant. Patti has been married for 23 years and has two boys. She loves the beach, gardening, reading, shopping, fishing, and spending time with her family. Patti loves getting to know the families that she works with and partnering with them to provide the best, loving, Christian preschool program for each individual child.
She can be reached at 704-892-8955 or you may e-mail her at
Jessica Ewell is the Parish Administrative Assistant. She was born in Oklahoma, but has lived in North Carolina for most of her life. She married her high school sweetheart Brandon, and moved to the Lake Norman area in 2002. She is the proud mother of two children, Caleb and Leah. During her spare time Jessica enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, cheering on the Carolina Panthers and going to the beach. Before coming to Saint Alban’s, Jessica taught preschool for 12 years. She loves people, so be sure to stop in the office and say hello sometime. Jessica's email is:
Erin Garrett is Director of Finance. Erin and her husband, Brad, have been in North Carolina since 1998 and live in Huntersville with their three children. Erin has her B.S. in Commerce with a Concentration in Accounting from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and a NC CPA license. Prior to coming to St Alban's, Erin was an Audit Manager at Arthur Andersen, a VP-Finance at Bank of America and a stay-at-home mom for 10 years. In her spare time, Erin enjoys playing tennis, watching her children's sporting events and reading. Erin works part-time and can be reached at 704-892-0173 or [email protected].