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AAC Announces Director of Church Revitalization

The American Anglican Council (AAC) welcomes The Rev’d Canon Steven Saul as its new Director of Church Revitalization and Coaching. The AAC’s Board of Trustees created the position in response to Anglican churches seeking renewal and guidance in their ministry. “The American Anglican Council is here to equip the church for mission, develop faithful leaders and renew orthodox Anglicanism,” said Chief Executive Officer the Rev. Canon Philip Ashey. “Adding Canon Saul to our team will help us better serve parishes and their leaders.”


Canon Saul will direct the AAC’s Church Revitalization and Lay Leadership Institute as well as coordinate clergy coaching. He attended the AAC’s inaugural Clergy Leadership Training Institute (CLTI) and was a leader in the AAC’s church revitalization program from 2011-2013. “During the last four years,” says Canon Saul, “I’ve seen the importance of equipping the clergy, lay leadership and the local church for the call we have to ‘live out’ the Great Commission (Matt. 28:18-20). I’m looking forward to personally working with Anglicans as we do that together.”


Prior to ordination in 2003, Steven+ worked in the public and private business sectors. He brings to the church a heart for the lost and an understanding of how to strengthen the teams he serves. He has planted a church and served in small and large parishes. Canon Saul currently serves as the Canon to the Ordinary for the Anglican Diocese of the Western Gulf Coast and will continue in that position as he also works with the AAC.

Steven+ earned his B.A. in Communication from the University of Colorado at Boulder, M.B.A. from Dallas Baptist University and a Masters of Arts in Religion from Reformed Theological Seminary. He and Debbie, his wife of 25 years, have two grown sons, and live in suburban Houston, Texas. †

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