The Brotherhood of Saint Gregory

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The Brothers

Richard Thomas Biernacki

Richard Thomas Biernacki is Founder and Minister General of the Brotherhood. He serves as Music Minister at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Hazlet, New Jersey, and is a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Shrewsbury. He is an honorary canon of the Diocese of Honduras and a former President of the Monmouth County Branch of The English Speaking Union, USA, and is a Design Chair of the Garden Club of Fair Haven, New Jersey. He is a Knight in the Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem, Priory of St. George, and serves as Priory Organist.

John Nidecker

John Nidecker (Born March 30, 1913; Professed November 22, 1976; Died June 20, 1988), a retired White House staffer, was a tireless servant in the church and the Brotherhood. He was formative in the creation of the Vestment Exchange, The Servant, and in the educational program of the community. He served at Saint Anne’ s, Damascus, Maryland.

James Teets

James Teets is the Brotherhood’s Treasurer and Director of Public Relations and also serves as Master of Ceremonies. He made his First Profession of Vows in 1977. He assists at The Church of the Advent, Baltimore. He previously served for almost two decades as Deputy Inspector of Elections for the Diocese of New York. He is an honorary canon of the Dioceses of Honduras and Liberia, an Officer of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem, and member of the Board of Managers of the Bible and Common Prayer Book Society of The Episcopal Church. After serving for almost 24 years at the Episcopal Church Center in New York City on the staffs of three Presiding Bishops, he retired at the end of 2009. His career was in the field of missiology.

Luke Anthony Nowicki

Luke Anthony Nowicki is a member of Mount Calvary Episcopal Church, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, where he has served in a variety of ministries since 1987.

John Peter Clark

John Peter Clark (Born March 28, 1950; Professed September 13, 1981; Died February 25 1994) served the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City for many years as verger. He was employed as a social worker for the City of New York.

William Francis Jones

William Francis Jones co-founded and served as first “Guardian” of Fessenden House in 1995. Now retired and living in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, he is a member of the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, New York City.

Thomas Joseph Ross

Thomas Joseph Ross (Born July 5, 1943; Professed January 2, 1982; Died December 18, 2001) served as Minister Provincial of Province 5, as a Deacon in the Diocese of Southern Ohio, and as an accounting officer for Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati.

Tobias Stanislas Haller

Tobias Stanislas Haller retired as Vicar of Saint James Fordham, the Bronx after 16 years in that cure. He is an Associate at Church of the Advent, Baltimore, and provides supply in the Diocese of Maryland. He is an Officer of The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem, served as a Deputy to five sessions of General Convention, and was a member of the Task Force for the Study of Marriage and chair of the Study Committee on Polity. He serves the Brotherhood as Publications Coordinator and as one of two Chapter’s representatives to the Brotherhood’s Council. Also an iconographer, composer, and writer, his books include Reasonable and Holy (Seabury Books 2009), The Episcopal Handbook Revised Edition (Church Publishing 2015), Preparing for a Wedding in the Episcopal Church (Church Publishing 2017), and What About Sex? (Church Publishing 2017). He served on the Anglican Communion’s Continuing Indaba and Mutual Listening Process Reference Group from 2008-2013.

William Bunting

William Bunting (Born March 25, 1931; Professed September 12, 1982; Died October 12, 1988) was a long-time member of St. Andrew’s, the Bronx. He served as the Minister Provincial for Province 2. He was a career employee at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Edward Munro

Edward Munro, Minister Provincial for Province 3, retired at the end of 2004 from his service as Episcopal Port Chaplain in Baltimore, Maryland, and in October of 2015, at the age of 72, as the assigned Deacon at Saint Philip’s in Annapolis, Maryland. He continues to serve as deacon in retirement at St. Philip’s and as a Jubilee Ministry Site Visitor.

Charles Kramer

Charles Kramer (Born May 25, 1935; Professed September 16, 1984; Died October 23, 2006) was first linked with the Brotherhood as a Companion (Associate) and later entered the community as a brother. Charles retired from a finance career in the mid-90’s and devoted his retirement to a variety of interests including parish work at Saint Matthew’s, Woodhaven, Long Island, and leadership in the fraternity of the Masons.

Bernard Fessenden

Bernard Fessenden (Born November 12, 1946; Professed March 9, 1985; Died August 10, 1993) is remembered in the ongoing work of Fessenden Recovery Ministry, a residential facility for men in recovery. He served at the Church of Saint John the Evangelist, Bowdoin Street, Boston.

Donovan Aidan Bowley

Donovan Aidan Bowley, following a career in teaching and environmental protection, retired to rural Maine, where his family settled in 1745. There, he is an active member of Saint Thomas’ Church, Camden. He is a co-mentor there in the Education for Ministry (EfM) seminar, a Vestry member, sings in the choir, convenes a weekly Bible study group, assists on the Pastoral Care Team, and engages in intercessory prayer. In retirement, his avocation in historical studies and genealogy has become a profession, and he is working on papers about the early settlement and exploration of mid-coast Maine. He is an archivist and an officer in both Hope and Appleton Historical Societies, and has compiled information leading to the inclusion of Appleton's 1848 Meetinghouse and a local farm on the National Register of Historical Places. He is working with a team of local residents toward restoration of the 166-year-old meetinghouse and its future incorporation in a town community center.

Edward Riley

Edward Riley (Born March 5, 1940; Professed March 12, 1988; Died September 15, 2005) was the first priest to join the Brotherhood of Saint Gregory. He served in Europe and the Diocese of Chicago, and as a member of the Brotherhood Council and as Director of Education. After retiring from parish ministry he continued to work as a pastoral counselor.

Christopher Stephen Jenks

Christopher Stephen Jenks served as Executive Director of Fessenden House in Yonkers, New York, until its unexpected closure in July of 2017 . Fessenden House served as a long-term living facility for men in recovery from drug and/or alcohol addiction who were also dealing with serious medical or mental health issues. Christopher Stephen is currently staying with his sister in Belfast, Maine, while exploring options for reopening Fessenden House in a new location. He is attending St. Margaret’s Church in Belfast.

Ciarán Anthony DellaFera

Ciarán Anthony DellaFera is a family medicine physician and the Assistant Director of Medical Information Systems at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Ciarán specializes in full-spectrum family medicine for urban under-served populations with a special interest in LGBTQ medicine and is a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health. Ciarán is a former IBM Distinguished Engineer, a member of the IBM Academy of Technology, and serves as a technology tactic team leader for Family Medicine for America's Health. He lives in Cambridge, and worships and serves at the altar at Church of the Advent, Boston. Ciarán Anthony serves as one of the two Chapter’s elected representatives to Council.

Damian-Curtis Kellum

Damian-Curtis Kellum (Born August 25, 1932; Professed August 4, 1990; Died October 9, 2007) served as Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected children (CASA) for the 20th Judicial Circuit in Arkansas, and on the board of directors of Dove House, a woman’s shelter, on the Hot Line and as liaison to the Department of Human Services.

Richard John Lorino

Richard John Lorino is a Board Certified Chaplain and Director of The Department of Pastoral Care and Education at White Plains Hospital, New York. In addition, he supervises a Clinical Pastoral Training program for Vocational Deacon candidates in the Episcopal Diocese of New York. He is a member of Saint Luke’s, Katonah, New York. In 1995, as Coordinator of Pastoral Care at the AIDS Care Center of Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, New York, he founded Fessenden House in Yonkers, which provided housing and a caring environment for men living with HIV/AIDS until 2000. Afterwards, Fessenden House continued as a Gregorian ministry, providing housing for men in recovery until it closed its doors in June 2017. Richard John serves as one of two of the Minister General’s appointees to the Council of the Brotherhood.

Ronald Augustine Fox

Ronald Augustine Fox is the Director of Vocations for the Brotherhood. He serves as senior Master of Ceremonies and liturgical coordinator at Church of the Atonement, Chicago. He is the Assistant to the President of Bexley Hall/Seabury Western Theological Seminary Federation in Chicago. An honors graduate of Roosevelt University in Chicago, he also has a Master of Ministry, Magna Cum Laude, from Providence Theological School.

Maurice John Grove

Maurice John Grove retired from a long career in sales and hospitality and now lives in the Philippines, where he assists the local village community in small-scale economic development. He is active with the church and helps spread the Gregorian Way in the South Pacific.

Virgilio Fortuna

Virgilio Fortuna serves as Deacon beginning this autumn at Saint Mark’s, Foxboro, Massachusetts. He works at Brockton Hospital as a Nursing Assistant in the outpatient department, which provides free clinical care to people unable to afford a doctor.

Gordon John Stanley

Gordon John Stanley, after serving 45 years in the Diocese of Chicago, including 25 years as Deacon at St. Peter’s, Chicago, retired in 2015. His ministry included the Evanston Children’s Center, The Night Ministry, and Interfaith House. Still in demand as a preacher and Lenten retreat leader, he’s assigned to Church of the Ascension, Chicago. While living part-time in Sarasota, Florida, Gordon assists Share! Shopper Day for Camino de Fe’s Mission and Sarasota CROP Hunger Walk.

Karekin Madteos Yarian

Karekin Madteos Yarian lives in San Francisco, providing a ministry of spiritual direction to local clergy and laity across a variety of denominations. He is an author, poet, and social and political activist. In addition to his involvement in Sacred Space SF, an outreach ministry in the Castro’s LGBT*Q community, Karekin also works as Office Manager for San Francisco Night Ministry, as Parish Administrator for Trinity+St. Peter’s Church, and is the Brother Protector for a religious community in formation — The Companions of Dorothy the Worker — an ecumenical order founded to serve the queer community, and named for Dorothy Day. Karekin’s ministries also include work with the Recycled AIDS Medicine Program (RAMP), pastoral support to the queer activist community, and sacred resistance; and he is an occasional preacher at his parish, Saint John the Evangelist. Karekin’s book In Love and Service Bound chronicles the first forty years of the Brotherhood. Brother Karekin lives with his husband, Anthony, and their two dogs, and is the subject of the award-winning documentary film Changing Habits directed by Sarah Needham. Online, Karekin is known as PunkMonk, San Francisco.

William David Everett

William David Everett lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and attends St. Peter’s, Central Square. He is the Director of the Guild of Boston Artists.

Thomas Bushnell

Thomas Bushnell is a member of Saint Mark’s in Glendale, California, and a recipient of the PhD in philosophy from UC Irvine. He works as a software engineer for Google, and serves as the Brotherhood’s Secretary.

Patrick Ignatius Dickson

Patrick Ignatius Dickson (Born March 17, 1938; Professed July 23, 1999; Died July 20, 2005) served until his death at Fessenden House, a group home in Yonkers, New York, for men in recovery from severe drug and alcohol addiction. He served at Saint John’ s, Getty Square, Yonkers.

Robert James McLaughlin

Robert James McLaughlin serves at Saint Mark’s, Philadelphia, as subdeacon, master of ceremonies, thurifer, crucifer and acolyte, and he schedules servers at all masses and other services. Robert James serves the Brotherhood as Administrator for the community’s convocations.

Peter Budde

Peter Budde divides his year between Texas (November - April) where he and his wife, Betty, attend St. Joseph’s in Salado; and Stillmarsh Cottage in northern Wisconsin (May - October) attending St. Francis in Eagle River. In Wisconsin, Pete leads a lectionary bible study group, is a lector, and preaches and volunteers with Caritas, an emergency support organization. In Texas, he leads a lectionary bible study group and is looking forward to participating in a theological round table group in a local micro brewery. In the Brotherhood, Pete serves the community as Minister Provincial of Province 7, member of the Education Committee, board member of the Nidecker Education Fund, board member of the BSG Benevolence Trust, Minister General’s Chaplain, crucifer, mentor, and member of the Schola.

John Henry Ernestine

John Henry Ernestine is the Brotherhood’s Minister Provincial for Province 2, Head Sacristan, and serves on the Education & Retention Policy Planning Committees. He is the Associate for Liturgy and Spiritual Life at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in South River, New Jersey, where he also serves as homilist, teacher, and pastoral care giver. John Henry is currently a student at Providence Theological School, where he is completing a Degree in Theology.

Francis Sebastian Medina

Francis Sebastian Medina serves as Director of Postulants and Novices for the Brotherhood. He is a member of Saint John the Evangelist, San Francisco, where he serves as Subdeacon, Acolyte, Eucharistic Minister and Healing Minister.

Ælred Bernard Dean

Ælred Bernard Dean serves as Priest-in-Charge at St. Mary’s in Middlesboro, Kentucky. Having recently completed his MDiv at the Sewanee School of Theology at the University of the South, he continues to serve the university as a trustee. He writes theological articles on the intersection of Christianity and social justice for Hospitality, a publication of the Catholic Worker through the Open Door Community in Atlanta. He is married to Dr. James M. Elledge; and in Atlanta, they have two puggles (Lola and Ronnie).

Joseph Basil Gauss

Joseph Basil Gauss is a Registered Nurse working as Clinical Coordinator of the Telemetry/Stroke Nursing Unit at Northshore University HealthSystem – Skokie Hospital in Skokie, Illinois. He co-chairs the Parish Health Outreach at the Church of the Atonement, Chicago, as well as serves liturgically and sings in the choir. He is one of two Minister General’s Representatives to the Brotherhood’s Council and serves as Convocation Infirmarian.

Mark Andrew Jones

Mark Andrew Jones is Rector of Saint Nicholas Church in Pompano Beach, Florida, part of the Diocese of Southeast Florida. At the diocesan level, Mark Andrew is a member of the Executive Board and also serves on the Clergy/Lay Insurance, Compensation, as well as the Constitution & Canons and the Parish Finance and Assessment Committees. In the community, he and the parish are best known for the Holy Grill mobile ministry in which a food trailer is used to get outside the walls of the church and beyond the boundaries of fixed sites to make hot, spirit-lifting meals for the homeless. Mark Andrew is also an attorney licensed to practice law in Florida and Illinois, and he is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Appellate, County, and Family Mediator. He and his spouse, Diane, selectively accept private consulting engagements for alternative dispute resolutions services, employment investigations and assessments, management consulting, coaching, and training.

Richard Matthias

Richard Matthias, a retired LTC in the U.S. Army, lives in Louisville, New York, at River Respite Benedictory — a pastoral retreat center on an island in the Saint Lawrence River — with his wife Nancy, a retired Lutheran pastor. Richard is a member of Trinity Anglican Church in Cornwall, Ontario, where he serves as a Vocational Deacon focusing on pastoral care and outreach. In his community, Richard helps at the Louisville Food Bank, serves as Quartermaster of his VFW Post, serves as a member of the Board for the Massena VA Clinic, and is an active member of the Louisville Volunteer Fire Department, where he serves as a Trustee, Captain of the Fire Police, and Chaplain. Richard also serves as the Brotherhood’s Convocation Cellarer.

William Henry Benefield

William Henry Benefield is Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and a Clinical Psychopharmacologist. He is an Officer of the The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem and a member of the Church of the Atonement, Chicago.

Nathanael Deward Rahm

Nathanael Deward Rahm has been serving parishes in Chicago and suburbs for over 30 years. Currently, he is Organist-Choirmaster at Church of Our Saviour, Elmhurst, Illinois. He also works as the Parish Administrator for Church of the Ascension, Chicago. He has also served on the Diocese of Chicago’s Treble Festival Committee, and on the steering committee for the Leadership Program for Church Musicians Serving Small Congregations (LPM). He is the Brotherhood’s Minister Provincial for Province 5, the Director of Convocation Liturgy and Music, and one of the community’s organists.

Thomas Lawrence Greer

Thomas Lawrence Greer, a lifelong native of Nashville, is a Registered Nurse serving as a nursing instructor in the Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Nashville’s practical nursing program, one of the largest such programs in the region. He teaches fundamentals, medical-surgical nursing, and conducts clinical rotations for the student in the adult medical-surgical populations. Thomas Lawrence also works in the Access Center at the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute as an access coordinator. He is currently working on a certification as a legal nurse consultant through the Vickie Millazo Institute. He will begin the MSN in Nursing Education through Excelsior College in the spring of 2017. He is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and the American Nurses Association. His parish is Saint Ann’s, Nashville, where he serves as acolyte, chalice bearer, and most recently became co-chair of the Altar Guild. In winter, he continues to serve at Room in the Inn, a city-wide shared ecumenical ministry for recovering individuals.

Enoch John Valentine

Enoch John Valentine is eucharistic visitor and acolyte at Saint Luke’s in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. In addition, he is Organist and Choir Director at Saint Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church, East Providence, and long-time Organist at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence. He is Minister Provincial of Province 1.

Ron Fender

Ron Fender (Born: October 1, 1954; Professed: August 26, 2006; Died: January 29, 2016), the “Saint of Chattanooga,” had a long history of serving the homeless community in ministries of foot care, end of life care, and outreach. A native of Asheville, North Carolina, Ron shared Appalacian lore as a gifted storyteller, great talent as an actor, and his love of the Gospel as a prophetic preacher.

Michael Elliott

Michael Elliott (Born February 27, 1938; Professed July 26, 2008; Died February 8, 2012) served the Church around the world in ministry positions in New Zealand, USA, England, Jersualem, Wales and Australia.  As a priest in the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia and later a Canon in the Church in Wales, Michael served in a variety of parish, cathedral, chaplaincy, social change advocacy and university teaching ministries internationally.  For the last twenty years of his life he travelled extensively throughout Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australasia as a teacher of Practical and Applied Theology and as a consultant for the design, development and delivery of theological education programs.  He retired to New Zealand in 2009 and continued to teach in the Newcastle School of Theology for Ministry in Australia until a few months before his death.

David Luke Henton

David Luke Henton is a retired social worker and social work educator who serves at Church of the Ascension in Cloudcroft, New Mexico as a layreader, acolyte, Eucharistic Minister, greeter and member of the Bishop’s Committee. He also offers seasonal hospitality, spiritual direction, and retreat opportunities at St. Brigid’s Rest, a center for respite, reflection, and rejuvenation for the nurture and restoration of body, soul, mind and spirit. He serves the Brotherhood as Director of Education and Retreat Planning.

David John Battrick

David John Battrick grew up in England and after studies in Oxford was ordained as a priest in Western Australia. He serves as Rector of the Parish of East Maitland in the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle, New South Wales (Australia) where he lives with his wife, Luisa, and five children. He is the Archdeacon for Maitland and a Canon of Christ Church Cathedral.

Bo Alexander Armstrong

Bo Alexander Armstrong serves as Minister Provincial for Province 4. He is a communicant at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church , a licensed Lay Preacher, serves on the Outreach and Stewardship committees, and is engaged in ministry among the homeless in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is married to Lynn and has two sons, Christopher and Devon. He is also the very proud grandfather of Adelaide. He works as an IT professional in the Chattanooga area.

Francis Jonathan Bullock

Francis Jonathan Bullock attends All Saints Episcopal Church, Indianapolis, where he serves as an acolyte.  He is a social worker (MSW, 2012, Indiana University) at Hillcroft Services, a non-profit agency serving adults with intellectual disabilities and severe chronic mental illness.  His spouse is an ordained minister currently serving as the lead pastor at a local Quaker Meeting. Br. Francis Jonathan continues the ancient monastic traditions of brewing beer (which he often brings to the Brotherhood’s gatherings) and heads the communion bread guild for his parish. Other hobbies include reading, counted cross stitch, cooking, baking, and gardening.

James Patrick Hall

James Patrick Hall attends Regis University and is majoring in Peace and Social Justice. Pursuing his vocation of working with Denver’s poor and homeless, he serves at St. Francis Center for the Homeless, coordinating the Sunday morning service each week, leads a Bible Study on Mondays at Catholic Charities' Samaritan House, and assists at Common Cathedral, Longmont, Colorado. Br. James Patrick also serves on the board of the Denver Faith and Justice Conference, and works with the Ignatian Spirituality Project, which provides bi-annual retreats for homeless folks, and attends St. Andrew’s, Denver.

Richard Edward Helmer

Richard Edward Helmer is Minister Provincial for Province 8. Rector of Church of Our Saviour, Mill Valley, California, he also has recently served the Diocese of California and the wider church as president of the diocesan Standing Committee, as a deputy to General Convention, and as Secretary of the House of Deputies Resolutions Review Committee. He has written for Episcopal Café, serves as the Brotherhood’s Webmaster, and develops the BSG Daily Office App. A classical pianist, Richard Edward performs and accompanies regularly in recitals around the San Francisco Bay Area. He and his wife, Hiroko, and their children, Daniel and Mari, enjoy road trips together along the California Coast and visiting friends and family as far flung as Okayama, Japan, and Arkansas.

Eric Shelley

Eric Shelley is a certified operating room nurse (CNOR) with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at the VA Medical Center in Salem, Virginia. He lives in Roanoke, Virginia and worships at Christ Episcopal Church, Roanoke, where some of his ministries have included serving on the Vestry, as Junior and Senior Warden, as an acolyte, crucifer, thurifer, and as convener of the pastoral care committee. Currently, he serves as both chair and member of the Altar Guild.

Larry Walter Reich

Larry Walter Reich serves as head verger and eucharistic minister in Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is an Education for Ministry (EFM) graduate, and advocates for victims of violent crime. He currently works for Ruby Falls in Chattanooga.

Max Steele

Max Steele (Born January 26, 1971; Professed July 22, 2017; Died December 12, 2017), was a member of St. Paul’s, Chattanooga, where he sang bass in the Senior Choir. He also attended Southside Abbey, serving on the council as treasurer. As a Desert Storm veteran and former U.S. Army Field Artilleryman, he was also an active member of several veterans’ organizations. Max enjoyed playing classical piano, and was a devoted husband and father.

Scott Michael Pomerenk

Scott Michael Pomerenk worships at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Denver, Colorado, and at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, California, serving as a Eucharistic minister, acolyte, lector, Cathedral docent, and delegate to diocesan conventions. He was an Alternate Deputy to the 77th and 78th General Conventions, and has served in several governance roles in the Diocese of California. He writes and directs short Surrealist films and lives in Denver with his wife, Erica.

Angel Gabriel Roque

Novice Angel Gabriel Roque is associate verger at his home parish of St. Mary Magdalene in Coral Springs, Florida. Passionate about multigenerational and multicultural Latino/Hispanic ministries in the Church, Br. Angel is one the founders of the fastest-growing Hispanic ministries in the Diocese of Southeast Florida. He also holds the office of vice-president for the R. K. Rolason Convocation of Vergers of his diocese, where he serves as a mentor and trainer. He is an active member of the Cursillo movement in his diocese and he also coordinates the youth group and a LGBTQI Social Group (INTEGRITY) in his home parish. Angel serves with the homeless community in Fort Lauderdale and as a Night Program Residential Monitor at St. Laurence Chapel Homeless Day Shelter in Pompano Beach. He resides in Fort Lauderdale with his husband, Darwin Pitts. He enjoys cooking, painting, drawing, and reading.

David Benedict Hedges

Novice David Benedict Hedges is Rector of Saint Michael’s Church in Tucson, Arizona. He previously served as Curate and Rector of parishes in the Diocese of Chicago, and as a Deputy to the 78th General Convention. He is married to Carly Flagg, a sign language interpreter, and they have a daughter, Zoe. Dave enjoys letter-writing and postal ephemera, and long road trips.

Russell Peter Gallagher

Novice Russell Peter Gallagher worships at Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville, Tennessee. He serves in various lay positions, including Lector, Morning Prayer Officiant, occasional teacher and Innkeeper, and he performs various other duties as requested. He has worked as a Certified Pharmacy Technician in retail and benefit management, a bartender and bartending school instructor, and most recently, in Consumer Support and Relations for a small tech company. He enjoys audiobooks, reading, Maximum Fun podcasts, and alternative/indie music.

Tommy Mandri

Novice Tommy Mandri worships and works at Iglesia Episcopal Todos Los Santos in Miami, Florida, where he serves as Organist, Choral Director, member of the Altar Guild, Eucharistic Minister, and Lay Reader. He also serves in the Hispanic ministries of the Diocese of Southeast Florida. Tommy resides with his seven-year-old cat, Channel.

Richard Nash Smith

Postulant Richard Nash Smith is an Afro-Canadian ordained priest of the Diocese of Ottawa (Anglican Church of Canada). He is involved in free marriage and career counselling. He holds a Masters Degree in Pastoral Theology and a Doctorate of Business Administration. Nash worked in the alcohol beverage industry as a manager and sommelier before becoming a priest. His passion is in meditation and fostering ideas of equal rights and justice.

William David Crockett

Postulant William David Crockett serves as Lay Eucharistic Minister and Visitor at St. Gabriel’s Church, Titusville, Florida. He also serves as a Spiritual Support Volunteer, Chaplain’s Assistant, and On-call Chaplain at Parrish Hospital in Titusville, and a co-mentor in EfM.

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