Lance Helms

Lance Helms, Director of Communications

An adult convert to Christianity who grew up unchurched but has always been a spiritual seeker, Lance was baptized at age 28 in an Episcopal parish and has been a GSCC congregant since 2006. He manages this website, is responsible for much of the church’s communications and social media, and also regularly leads the Lightning Bible Study that concludes our Church Without Walls service on Sunday mornings in Candler Park.

Lance’s Christianity is heavily informed by his experience of other faith traditions prior to his conversion, as well as his education in Jungian phenomenology. He was heavily influenced by Jung’s observations around the universality of human experience, including the universality of religious experience, which led him to believe that the being Christians call God is not exclusive to Christianity.

An active volunteer for most of his adult life, Lance has served in community, professional and civic organizations and co-hosted the Lundon Calling podcast from 2008-2012 with his late friend Ace Lundon.

An Atlanta native, Lance was educated in public schools in North Carolina and graduated from the University of Georgia, where he was the editor of the student newspaper The Red & Black (on whose board he later served), in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in business. After college he lived in New Hampshire and New York (and briefly on a Tuscan olive estate), relocating back to Atlanta in 2002 to be closer to his family here. He is an avid reader, space nerd and cook and enjoys cycling, arts and culture, cuisine, travel and roller coasters.

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