Our Staff

  • The Lord Jesus Christ, Head of the Church
  • The Reverend Michael Durning, Priest in Charge
  • The Reverend Rosalind Hall, Deacon
  • Martha A. Lopez, Music Director/Organist

Rev. Rosalind Hall, Deacon

Deacon Ros is a native Floridian and member of Church of the Nativity since 1986. Deacon Ros grew up in Tampa where she attended Catholic schools and transferred into the Episcopal Church in 1978. She is a 1981 graduate of LSU Medical Center as a Radiologic Technologist – a position she now holds at Intercoastal Medical Group in Sarasota as a mammographer.

In 2015 Ros was ordained a parochial deacon after completing her studies through the Episcopal Diocese of SW Florida. As a deacon at Church of the Nativity Ros assists in pastoral care duties of the parish, assisting in weekly services and other duties as our Lord directs. Deacon Ros is married to Dennis Hall. Ros also has a daughter, Rachel and son-in-law Daniel who reside in NC.

Martha A. Lopez, Director of Music

Martha Lopez is Director of Music at the Church of the Nativity, where she serves as choir director and organist.  First trained as a classical pianist, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Music from Stetson University and earned her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of South Florida, Tampa.  Martha is a lyric-coloratura soprano and  performs nationally in recital and as a concert soloist.  She has performed with Opera Tampa, Saint Petersburg Opera, The New Century Opera, North Port Symphony and the Pops Orchestra of Sarasota.  She has released four recordings with pianist Lurray Myers and has served on the music faculty at the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota since 2007. She also maintains a private voice and piano studio.