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Fr. Chris Findley, Editor & Contributing Writer

Fr. Chris grew up in the Episcopal Church in Jackson, MS.  He served as an acolyte and was active in his youth group. From a young age he felt a call to the priesthood.  “I didn’t really understand it at the time, but I was drawn to service in the church.  I had an interest in scripture and theology but the call would take some time to solidify.”

He attended Auburn University on an Army ROTC scholarship and majored in Aviation Management (Professional Flight).  At Auburn he earned his Private, Instrument, Commercial, Multi-Engine and Flight Instructor certificates.  While in college, Fr. Chris served as president of the Episcopal Campus Ministry.  After graduation he was commissioned in the Army and served at Ft. Sam Houston, TX and Ft. Campbell, KY and earned his Airborne and Air Assault Wings.

Fr. Chris and his wife Sheryl served as youth leaders at Trinity Episcopal Church in Clarksville, TN and in 1999 moved to Pennsylvania to attend Trinity School for Ministry.  Chris was ordained in 2002 and served as a Church Planter with Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee. For reasons of conscience he and his family left the Episcopal Church and the ministry for several years before becoming a part of the Anglican Church in North America and St. Patrick’s.

Today, Fr. Chris’ ministry is focused on missions, discipleship, and church growth.  He continues to flight instruct when he is able.  Fr. Chris is the author of 3 books on the spiritual life.  He and his wife Sheryl have 3 children, Aidan (14), Evan (12) and Caelyn (3).

 

Fr. Ray Kasch, Contributing Writer

SectionImagesFrRayFr. Ray was raised in a Navy family that moved every two years so “where are your from?” is a challenge for him to answer.  Fr. Ray went to college at Florida State University and seminary at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts as well the University of the South School of Theology in Tennessee. For nearly 10 years he was a non-denominational pastor of a church that he helped plant as a college student. After marrying Beth, Fr. Ray entered the priesthood and has taken part in several church plants including All Saint’s in Smyrna in 1997 that became St. Patrick’s in Murfreesboro in 2006.

Their son Andrew is married to Annette. They are in the film and TV business so they live in Hollywood, California. Their daughter Katie is married to Keith and they are involved in sustainable farming in Wildwood, Georgia. Fr. Ray and Beth currently have 2 grandchildren with more on the way.

His hobbies include beekeeping and fishing and Beth loves gardening in the summer and genealogy during the winter. They both love to travel. Fr. Ray has done brief teaching missions in Haiti, Spain, and the Philippines and have smuggled Bibles into China. He says, “I hope to see St. Patrick’s increase its involvement in missions as we take the love of Jesus to the ends of the earth.”

 

Fr. Will McQueen, Contributing Writer

Fr. McQueen is a cradle Anglican growing up at Church of the Ascension in Montgomery, AL.  The Rev. C. Bradley Wilson was his priest and youth minister and was highly influential in his formation in discerning a vocation to the priesthood.  “The nudging of the Holy Spirit was always there, it just took a little extra time hearing His call!”
Fr. McQueen has an Industrial Engineering degree from Georgia Tech and following college began working for Alabama Power Company in Birmingham.  He married Robyn Ford, his high school sweetheart, in 1994 and they have two children, Will age 13 and Sarah Kathryn age 9.  He later pursued an MBA from Georgia Southern before beginning seminary at The University of the South.  He earned his MDiv. in 2004 and was ordained deacon and priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia.  His first cure was at All Saints’ Church in Thomasville, GA.

In 2009 Fr. McQueen was installed as the 10th Rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Moultrie, GA.  In the summer of 2012, the members of St. John’s left TEC in order to form St. Mark’s Anglican Church in the Diocese of the South.

Fr. McQueen remains grateful to serve at a parish steeped in the catholic tradition of Anglicanism.  The catechesis provided by his predecessor, Fr. Richard Cantrell, SSC, is a testimony to sound Biblical teaching and instruction.  “I’m looking forward to many more years in the service of Almighty God at St. Mark’s.”

 

Fr. Brice Ullman, Contributing Writer

Fr. Brice was raised a Presbyterian who grew increasingly uncomfortable with a “church history” that only went back to the Reformation.  He discovered Anglicanism in college and has called its rich liturgical expression and solid foundation in the Church Fathers home ever since.  Fr. Brice earned a BA in Philosophy and Religion, Graduate Study in Classical Languages (Greek and Latin) at Georgetown University, and a M.Div at Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry.  He continued his study at Erlanger Hospital (Chattanooga, TN) in a Chaplain Residency.

Fr. Brice serves as the Rector of the Church of the Redeemer in Chattanooga, TN and is also a Captain in the Air Force Reserve.  His wife is Lauren, and they have two girls: Elsie and Eleanor.  His hobbies include running, outdoors, brewing beer, and reading.  His interests within Anglicanism include the Oxford Movement, Liturgy, Biblical Studies, and the Caroline Divines.

 

 

 

Dn. Joshua Watson, Contributing Writer

Deacon Joshua was raised in Cartersville, Georgia, as the son of a non-denominational pastor who was the son of a Methodist missionary to Israel.  After serving as Family Ministries and Youth Directors at several churches (and a brief stint in Messianic Judaism), he began to search for the fullness of the Faith that he felt he had been missing.  Most of this occurred after his first encounter with CS Lewis’s ‘The Great Divorce’ and NT Wright’s ‘Surprised by Hope’ where he found intellectual commonality.  This was further confirmed through a small Anglo-Catholic slum mission in downtown Atlanta where he found a faith that spoke to all the senses and brought a catholic imagination to life.  Within catholic Anglicanism, he found the Fullness of the Faith that he had been searching for his whole life—smells, bells, and grace.  Sensing a call to the Priesthood, he began a process of discernment at this parish, and read for orders for the Diaconate over a few years.  He was ordained a Deacon in the One Holy Catholic & Apostolic Church in November 2014 and will be ordained a Priest at some point in the future.

Deacon Joshua is currently a student at Spring Hill College (Mobile, AL) in the Master of Theology program.  He serves part-time at St. Andrew’s, Rome (GA) and The Parish, Alpharetta.  His wife is Katie, and they have four kids: Alaina, Ezra, Larsen, & Norah-Jane.  His hobbies include reading, gardening, yoga, and graphic design.  His interest within Anglicanism include the Oxford Movement, Ritualist movement, spiritual formation/direction and the intersection of sacramental & pastoral theology.