The Most Rev. Dr. Foley Beach,
Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church in North America
“I don’t think there would even be an Anglican Church in North America if it weren’t for the American Anglican Council.”
The Most Reverend Doctor Foley Beach was elected the Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America on June 22, 2014. He is also the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the South, headquartered in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to serving as archbishop and bishop, he planted and led Holy Cross Anglican Church in Loganville, Georgia. He and his wife are life-long Georgians, and have two adult children.
"The AAC is a bulwark that helps churches defend and preserve the biblical foundation that has been, and must always be, the cornerstone of our remarkable Anglican heritage."
Buck Wiley III serves on the international finance committee for the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). He formerly served as Senior Warden at Christ Church Atlanta.
Mr. Wiley is a Managing Director in Merrill Lynch’s Global Institutional Consulting Group, where he has worked since 2001. Buck and his wife, Ellen, live in Atlanta with their children and bulldog.
Carol Rogers Smith
"From providing a faithful witness to shepherding the emerging province the AAC has a unique gifting to respond to the the needs of faithful Anglicans, strengthening the witness of congregations, leaders and dioceses and serving the broader church."
Carol Rogers Smith, AAC Trustee since 2005, Director of E412 Ministries, member Christ Church Anglican, Savannah, Georgia.
Canon Frank Hood Trane
Joining the American Anglican Council at its beginning, Frank Trane is a member of its Executive Committee and formerly served as its Budget Director. The AAC made Frank an Honorary Lay Canon in 2013
Canon Trane and his wife have belonged to Saint James Anglican Church (formally Episcopal) for over 50 years where they continue to serve in an active role.
William A. Bugg, Jr. (Bill) is a Cradle Anglican and is a member of Christ Anglican Church, Cashiers, NC. He currently serves as Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Anglican Diocese of the South.
Bill served as a Captain, in the U. S. Navy (Ret) and was formerly a senior executive with the international real estate firm of Cushman & Wakefield. Married to Nina 53 years, the couple have two sons and five grandchildren and split their down time between Highlands, North Carolina, and Atlanta, Georgia.
The Rt. Rev. Ray Sutton
The Rt. Rev. Ray R. Sutton serves as Dean of the Province and Ecumenical Affairs of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). He is also Bishop Coadjutor within the Diocese of Mid-America of the REC and Rector of Church of the Holy Communion in Dallas. From 1976 to 1991, he served as a parish minister. Following this he received his Ph.D from Coventry University. He has authored four books on theology, his most recent being Signed, Sealed and Delivered: A Study of Holy Baptism. He is married to Susan Jean Schaerdel of Dallas, a fellow graduate of SMU. The Suttons have seven children and three grandchildren.
The Rev. Alex Farmer
The Rev. Alex Farmer is the Rector of Servants of Christ Anglican Parish, Gainesville, Florida. He was a founding clergyman in the Gulf Atlantic Diocese in 2009. Prior to Anglican Church in North America, he served the Diocese of Southern Nyanza, Kenya 2006-2009, and was Rector of St. Michaels Episcopal Parish, Gainesville from 2002 until 2005.
Before attending Trinity School for Ministry (Ambridge, PA) in 1997, Father Alex was a commerical property underwriter for Aetna. He and his wife Jody have three adult children and have been married for 25 years.
Kenneth R. Matticks
Kenneth Matticks was raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and attended the University of Cincinnati where he obtained his bachelor’s degree and law degree. His practice focuses on intellectual property law. In 2002, he represented the bishops of Pittsburgh and Fort Worth in preparing and filing an amici brief in Dixon v. Edwards in the Fourth (Federal) Circuit Court of Appeals.
For several years, he wrote for Forward in Christ magazine and has counseled numerous clergy on various aspects of the separation of the Episcopal Church from orthodox Anglicanism.
Mr. Thomas H. Hall, III
Mr. Hall is Chief Executive Officer, and Director, of The University Financing Foundation, Inc. (TUFF). Co-founded by Tom Hall in 1982, TUFF’s national activities are to assist colleges and universities in acquiring facilities and equipment with third-party tax-exempt bond financing.
Joining the Board of the American Anglican Council (AAC) in 2014, Mr. Hall has served on the AAC’s Lay Leadership Advisory Board and participated in structuring and hosting its first Lay Leadership Institute. Tom recently chaired the Board’s 5 Year Strategic Planning activity. He is a member of Christ Church Atlanta, and has served on its Vestry and as its Senior Warden.
The Rev. Canon Jon Stasney
The Rev. Canon Jon Stasney began his ordained ministry in the Dallas Inner City as the Director of St. Phillip's School and Community Center. After serving churches in Athens, Texas and Medina, Washington, Jon took the position of Rector at a St. Nicholas Church in Midland, Texas in 1988. As Rector he led that congregation through a relocation and building process that led to a 60% growth in ASA. In 2005, 89% of that congregation voted to leave the Episcopal Church and their new building to form Christ Church Anglican.
Following retirement in 2007, Jon started church plants in Lubbock and Odessa Texas. He is one of the Founders of Midland Habitat for Humanity and served as a Board Member and President.