The Rev. Canon J. Philip Ashey, President & Chief Executive Officer
Canon Phil Ashey is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Anglican Council. Phil grew up in a Christian family, a “priest’s kid” and gave his life to Christ in 1968. A graduate of Stanford and Loyola Law School, he served as a Deputy DA in Orange County California. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1988, and spent twenty years leading Episcopal and Anglican congregations of all sizes in California, Virginia and Pittsburgh—thirteen as a Rector and Church planter, and seven as a Senior Associate. Phil’s focus and passion is to develop Biblically faithful leaders at all levels of the Church—both here in North America and across the Anglican Communion. In 2015 he received his LLM in Canon Law from Cardiff University (Wales UK) and now serves as Special Council to the Archbishop, Advisor to the GAFCON Primates, and leads Lawyers Networks in both ACNA and Gafcon. He is also the author of Anglican Conciliarism: The Church Meeting to Decide Together (2017, Anglican House). Email The Rev. Canon Philip Ashey

The Rev. Canon Mark Eldredge, Director of Church Revitalization and Coaching
Mark was born near Buffalo, NY but grew up in Palm Coast, FL. He received his Bachelor of Science from Florida State University and his Master of Divinity from Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA. After serving as an Associate Priest for three years at an Episcopal Church in Midland, TX, Mark moved to Jacksonville to be the Senior Pastor of Epiphany Episcopal Church. While leading that church through revitalization, he also moved the church into what has become the Anglican Church of North America. After 14 years in that church, Mark is now the Director of Church Revitalization for the American Anglican Council serving the Anglican Church in North America by helping local congregations better fulfill the Great Commission in our times. He also serves a similar role as the Canon for Congregational Health for the Gulf Atlantic Diocese based in Jacksonville, FL. Mark is married to his best friend, Ame, has three children from 26 to 16, and one grandson. Email The Rev. Canon Mark Eldredge

The Rev. Dcn. Francis Capitanio, Director of Communications
Francis worked as Communications Director and Assistant to the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese in New England (ADNE) for almost six years. He wrote and worked extensively for the Communications teams of both the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) and GAFCON, participating in and helping to communicate news-worthy events around the Anglican Communion. He believes that the foundation of Communications in Gospel ministry is realizing the power of story, finding the work that God is doing in everyday lives and making it known to those around us. Through his work, he has experienced first-hand the stories God is writing in the Church in various parts of the world. Before working in the ADNE, Francis worked as a fisheries biologist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, where he got a lot of time to read and write books while floating out at sea on fishing boats. His first novel, Mariner’s Hollow, was published in 2014 and won the Benjamin Franklin Award for Young Adult Fiction. He holds Bachelor degrees in both History and English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Email the Rev. Francis Capitanio

Mary Orr Mary Orr, Director of Human Resources and Deputy Operations Manager
Mary was born in the great state of Iowa. She received a Bachelor’s degree from Augustana College in South Dakota and a Master of HR and Organization Development from the University of San Francisco. After a career spent in for-profit companies, Mary joined the AAC in 2004 as the Director of Human Resources. Mary has performed a variety of services for the AAC in addition to Human Resources work, including overseeing accounting and general office functions, project management, and producing the weekly International Update. Mary has been a member of Holy Cross Cathedral in Loganville, GA since 2005 and currently serves as the Dean’s Warden. Email Mary Orr

Bev Mueffelmann, International Assistant
Bev is a native of the Washington, DC suburbs and graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a degree in Psychology. She and her husband, Greg, helped formed and were the first strategy coordinators of Anglican Frontier Missions. In her role with the AAC, she coordinates international travel for Canon Ashey and is the event coordinator for the Bishop’s Leadership Summit. Additionally, she supports Canon Ashey in responsibilities related to the GAFCON Lawyer’s Task Force and the Anglican Lawyer’s Network. Bev also teaches English as a Second Language for a local community college and enjoys nurturing relationships with international residents of the Raleigh, NC area. She and Greg are active in the ministries of Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Raleigh and have three adult children and one grandchild. Email Bev Mueffelmann

Niny PerryNina Brown-Perry, Administrative Assistant
Mrs. Nina Perry is Administrative Assistant for the American Anglican Council and has been with the AAC since 2005. Nina provides support for staff and donors/constituents as well as processes contributions and coordinates various events. Nina is a college graduate, is active in her local church, is a married mother of four and enjoys spending time with her grandchildren. Email Nina Brown-Perry