Greg Goebel, Founder and Managing Editor
Greg is the founder of Anglican Pastor and serves as editor and one of the writers. He is an Anglican Priest of the Anglican Church in North America. He served in a non-denominational church before being called into the Anglican church in 2003. He has served as an Associate Pastor, Parish Administrator, Church Planter, and Rector. He has assisted in the planting of three new Anglican churches, leading Resurrection Anglican Church, Woodstock, Georgia, from plant to fully established parish. He currently serves as the Canon to the Ordinary for the Anglican Diocese of the South.
Jack joined Anglican Pastor as a writer in February, 2014. He is a native of Knoxville, TN and serves as rector of Apostles Anglican Church in his hometown. Before serving at Apostles, Jack served Methodist churches in Knoxville and Gateshead, England. In England, Jack discovered his love for the Anglican tradition that would later become his spiritual home. He was ordained an Anglican priest in 2008 on his 30th birthday. Jack is married to Emily and they have two young children. Jack received a B.A. in History from Samford University and a Masters of Divinity from Duke Divinity School.
Jack joined the team of writers at Anglican Pastor in February 2014. He will develop a new blog here called “The Poetry of Faith” on spiritual theology, poetry, both, and more. He’s determined to make Austin Farrer a household name among Anglicans and loves discovering poet-pastors in the Anglican tradition. Jack’s website is KnoxPriest.com and you may follow him on Twitter @knoxpriest.
David joined Anglican Pastor as a writer in May, 2014. He is the founding pastor and rector of Christ Church, Plano, Texas. He and his wife, Fran, came to Plano in 1985 with the vision of planting a new church for the growing community. Christ Church was built on the principles of lay ministry, evangelistic preaching, and small group ministry. Fr. David is a 1982 graduate of the Church Divinity School of the Pacific and has been an ordained priest since 1983. Canon David helped found the Anglican 1000 church planting movement, and has been an Episcopalian/Anglican from childhood. He will be writing on a variety of pastoral issues, drawing from over thirty years of experience. He is also the founder of Leaderworks, which is dedicated to helping you make God’s vision for your ministry a reality.
The Rev. Lee Nelson, S.S.C. is a priest, church-planter, and catechist. He is currently planting churches in Waco and College Station, Texas with the aim of making disciples on college campuses through the planting of Anglican churches. For the last several years, he has served on the Catechesis Task Force of the Anglican Church in North America which produced To Be a Christian, an Anglican Catechism. As a part of this work, he is currently developing a catechetical consulting practice, aimed at coaching and training clergy and laypeople for the work of catechesis.
John is a Knoxville, Tennessee native and was a third generation member of the Christian Church, where he served as deacon, elder, and teacher. He and his wife, Clare, were drawn to the Anglican Church by the rhythm of the daily office, the richness of liturgy, and the presence of a sacramental worldview. John was ordained to the priesthood in May 2015. He looks forward to continued ministry at Apostles Anglican Church. John and Clare have one daughter who is currently in college studying secondary science education.
Tish Harrison Warren
Tish Harrison Warren joined Anglican Pastor in March, 2014. She is a priest in the Anglican Church in North America. She serves at Resurrection South Austin and also works with InterVarsity’s Women in the Academy and Professions initiative. Her essays have appeared in The Well, her.meneutics, Christianity Today, Art House America, and elsewhere. Her forthcoming book Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life releases in December. For more, see tishharrisonwarren.com or follow her on Twitter at @Tish_H_Warren.
Thomas joined Anglican Pastor as a writer in May, 2013. He is married and has two school aged children, and serves as the first Pastor of Church of the Redeemer, Nashville. Thomas is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. His Master’s Degree in Divinity is from Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA. He was ordained in the Anglican Communion in 1998. He writes at thomasmckenzie.com and is a contributor to RabbitRoom.com. He also does the One Minute Review. Follow him on Twitter @ThomasMckenzie. He is an insightful and honest writer, and is passionate about strong, faithful, and healthy church communities.
Fr Thomas’s book The Anglican Way “is a guidebook for anyone interested in following Jesus as an Anglican Christian. Written for both the newcomer and the person who wants to go deeper, this book answers hundreds of questions about history, theology, worship, and more.”
Jonathan joined Anglican Pastor as a writer in May, 2014. He was ordained priest in the Anglican Church in North America in March 2014. He is married to Tish Harrison Warren, also a priest in the ACNA, and together they have two lovely and spirited children. Jonathan bounced around graduate school for the better part of the last decade, collecting a J.D. from Georgia State University and an M.A. in Church History from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has recently received his Ph.D. in the History of Christianity at Vanderbilt under the supervision of Dr. Paul Lim and Dr. Peter Lake. Jonathan and Tish live in Austin, TX and work for InterVarsity Texas Christian Scholars Network, a ministry to graduate students and faculty at the University of Texas at Austin. Jonathan’s contributions to Anglican Pastor focus on Anglican church history.
Dr. Winfield Bevins joined Anglican Pastor in August, 2014. He was the founding Rector of Church of the Outer Banks and now serves as Director of Church Planting at Asbury Seminary. He is the author of several books, including Our Common Prayer and Creed. He has a strong passion for planting and remissioning churches. Winfield has trained and coached church planters and pastors across the United States. He speaks at conferences, workshops, and retreats throughout the United States on a variety of topics. He has a Doctorate from Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Winfield lives in Wilmore, Kentucky, with his wife Kay and three children. You can find out more information about him at his personal website www.winfieldbevins.com.
Porter C. Taylor
The Rev. Porter Case Taylor is an Anglican priest residing in Kansas with his wife, Rebecca, and their three sons. He is a PhD student at the University of Aberdeen working on a dissertation on liturgical theology and agency in worship. Additionally, he is the author of “The Liturgical Theologian,” a blog on the Patheos Evangelical Channel and is passionate about liturgy, the sacraments, and ecclesiology. He received his MAT from Fuller Theological Seminary and is editing a volume of essays honoring Alexander Schmemann due to be published by Pickwick Publications (academic imprint of Wipf & Stock) in 2018.
Josh is a recent graduate (M.Div.) of Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, AL. He was ordained as a Transitional Deacon in October 2016, and he served as the Youth Minister at St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Mountain Brook, AL from January 2014 until December 2016. His wife, Rachel, is a Family Nurse Practitioner, and together they hope to minister to physical and spiritual needs.
In the hopes of making Anglicanism more accessible to newcomers, Josh founded Rookie Anglican in July 2016. And, in the hopes of becoming a pastor theologian, Josh is pursuing a PhD in Historical Theology. For more information, check out joshuapsteele.com, or follow Josh on Twitter @joshuapsteele.
Dan Alger is Provincial Canon for Church Planting for the Anglican Church in North America. Before moving to Georgia in the fall of 2012 to help plant Church of the Redeemer in Hamilton Mill/Dacula, Dan started a church in Fayetteville, NC in the military community surrounding Fort Bragg where he was Pastor for 10 years. He also served as the Director of Communications and Equipping for Anglican 1000, an initiative of the ACNA focused on church planting throughout North America. He has helped church planters and church plants as a friend, trainer and coach for many years.
Elizabeth currently lives and loves in Kentucky, where her husband Joel is studying at Asbury Theological Seminary. She spent most of her adult life until 2011 living in 3 different countries in Muslim Africa. Living as a follower of Jesus among Muslims has radically shaped how she understands and writes about her faith and her life. She is the mother of three young children. She loves to paint, write, go to public libraries after living without them for far too long, engage with women from other places and other faiths and dream about what life after seminary might look like. She has a Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and Intercultural Studies and an undergrad degree in Bible and Biblical Languages. She works as the part-time director of Children’s Ministry at St. Patrick’s Anglican Church in Lexington, KY. She doesn’t yet have a handle on Twitter, literally or figuratively, but you can find a rare blog at Taking Shape Slowly.
Shawn is the founding priest of Resurrection South Austin which launched in 2015. Upon completing an M.Div at Fuller Theological Seminary, he was ordained to the Deaconate in 2011, and the Priesthood in 2012 in the Diocese of Churches for the Sake of Others under bishop Todd Hunter. He helped plant Redeemer Anglican Church in Santa Cruz, CA in 2012. In addition to being the rector at Resurrection, he is working on a D.Min at Nashotah House Theological Seminary exploring the Sacramental Imagination, is helping start an Anglican church planting initiative in Central Texas, and serving on the provincial task force for church planting. He and his wife Michelle have been married for over ten years and are parents of four playful and beautiful children. Shawn enjoys brewing beer, (used to enjoy) surfing, and wrestling with his kids.
Gary moved from California two years ago to plant Redeemer Anglican Church in the funky mountain town of Asheville, NC. Gary graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University, in Nashville, TN, and continued to pastor in the Church of the Nazarene for 16 years before finding a home in the Anglican Church in North America. In addition to church planting, he is in the D.Min program at Nashotah House Seminary exploring the enculturation of Anglicanism, particularly in relation to church planting. Gary is married to Susannah, and they have three children.
Lauri Moyle is a deacon in transition at Anglican Church of the Redeemer in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Before he discerned a call, he worked in policy formation in London, where together with other concerned Christians, they saw success in influencing the Government on remote gambling policy and child online safety. He has an academic background in psychology, theology and politics and is married to Anna. Together they have a young one that loves the family iPad.
The Rev. Summer Gross is an ordained priest for twelve years with ten years of parish ministry experience, and now focuses on an inner healing ministry in the Atlanta area. She reads theology for fun, writes at AThirstforGod.com occasionally and homeschools three children in the classical tradition. When her family is not in Atlanta, they’re usually traveling with her husband, The Rev. Canon Andrew Gross, and introducing their littles to the breadth of the Anglican tradition. This year she is taking a spiritual direction certificate program and writing about it all right here.
Father Dale Hall began ministry in 1987 at Calvary Baptist Church, in Rome, Georgia, and is an Anglican priest serving at The Mission, in Chattanooga, where he lives with his wife Kimberly. They have two sons and a daughter in law.