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
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
Nina 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
The Rev. Geoff Chapman, Clergy Leadership Training Institute Adjunct Staff
The Reverend Geoffrey W. Chapman and his wife Becca have served in 6 parishes: in Akron, Cleveland, Fairfax, Shreveport, Pittsburgh, and for the last 22 years at St Stephens in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. They are parents to 6 children (all now married and building families) and grandparents to 17 grandchildren with 2 more due soon. Rev. Chapman’s passion is working closely with people toward living fully in the light of what matters most: God’s undeserved love, forgiveness from failures, love of family, healing from life’s wounds, life from above, love of neighbor, and preparing for God’s immense future.
The Rt. Rev. David C. Anderson, Chairman, is a graduate of the University of Maryland and Virginia Theological Seminary (Episcopal). Bishop Anderson was ordained a priest and deacon in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. He has served as priest in five Episcopal dioceses, including Los Angeles, where he retired from St. James, Newport Beach, in 2002. Anderson was President for the American Anglican Council from 2001 - 2012. In December 2007, Anderson was consecrated as a bishop by the Nigerian Anglican Church.
The Most Rev. Robert Duncan, Vice President, was the first primate and archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America(ACNA) from June 2009 to June 2014. In 1997, he was elected bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh. In 2008, a majority of the diocesan convention voted to leave the diocese and the Episcopal Church. Archbishop Duncan served as bishop for the new Anglican diocese until 10 September 2016.
The Rev. George Woodliff, Treasurer, is a native of Jackson, Mississippi and holds degrees in Economics, Theology and Law. Prior to ordination, George practiced law in Jackson. George was installed as the 30th Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Yazoo City on January 18, 1999. He is married to Jill who holds a medial degree in Pathology.
Mr. Richard Baker is a Christian attorney in Chicago, Illinois. He focuses his law practice on helping churches and not for profit organizations navigate the complexities of today’s highly regulated environment. Richard’s practice has grown to include the areas of real estate transactions, zoning law and religious freedom, not-for-profit corporate law, and federal and real estate tax exemption. A graduate of Wheaton College and Loyola Law, Rich and his wife Mary have six children and attend a Chicago area Anglican church.
The Most Rev. Dr. 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.
William Bugg (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.
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 the Anglican Church in North America, he served the Diocese of Southern Nyanza, Kenya, and was Rector of St. Michaels Episcopal Parish, Gainesville from 2002 until 2005. He and his wife Jody have three adult children and have been married for 25 years.
Lt. Col Ralinda Gregor studied at the U.S. Air Force Academy and served as an aircraft maintenance officer and public affairs officer from 1982 - 2004. She and her husband Rob have two children and one grandchild and live outside Louisville, KY where they are active in their Anglican parish.
Mr. Thomas H. Hall, III is Chief Executive Officer, and Director, of The University Financing Foundation, Inc. (TUFF). 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 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. He is a member of Christ Church Atlanta, and has served on its Vestry and as its Senior Warden.
Mary A. McReynolds has served as an American Anglican Council board member since 2008, member of the AAC Executive Committee since 2014, and chair of the AAC Audit Committee since 2012. As a member of the bar of the District of Columbia, the U.S. Supreme Court, and all federal circuit courts of appeal, she maintains a trial and appellate practice. She counsels non-profit and for-profit religious, arts, educational and business entities, including Anglican and Episcopal dioceses and parishes. She is founder and present or past board member and CEO of three Washington, D.C., performing arts organizations.
The Rev. Rev. Eric Menees was consecrated to be the 5th Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of San Joaquin on September 24, 2011. Prior to his election Fr. Menees served as the Rector of the Anglican Church of the Resurrection in San Marcos, CA. For reasons of conscience, the Rev. Menees left Grace Episcopal and founded the Anglican Church of the Resurrection in 2006. He is a vowed Third Order Franciscan. The Rev. Menees is married to Florence Guadalupe Mira-Menees and has a daughter, Milagro, aged 20 and a son, Sebastian, aged 13.
The Rt. Rev. Martyn Minns is an English-born American bishop. He was the founding missionary bishop of the Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA) until his retirement in January 2014. Prior to becoming a bishop, he served as rector of Truro Church in Fairfax, Virginia, in the United States.
The Very Rev. Ryan Reed is Dean of St. Vincent’s Cathedral, Diocese of Fort Worth, ACNA. He currently serves as President of the Standing Committee for the Diocese and lives in Hurst, TX.
The Rev. Andrew Rowell is the Rector of Christchurch Montgomery. Andrew received his undergraduate degree from Duke University (1995), his law degree from the University of Virginia (1999), and his Masters of Divinity from the Duke University Divinity School (2008). Fr. Andrew is married to Miriam “Mimi” Suber Rowell, who is a Critical Care Registered Nurse. Andrew and Mimi have a son.
Carol Rogers Smith has been an AAC Trustee since 2005, is Director of E412 Ministries and a member Christ Church Anglican, Savannah, GA.
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. In 2005 the congregation voted to leave the Episcopal Church and 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.
The Rt. Rev. Ray 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.
Mr. Buck Wiley 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.
The Rt. Rev. Stephen Wood began ministry in The Episcopal Church in 1991. He was called in 2000 as rector of St. Andrew's, Mount Pleasant, which was then a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina. Under Wood's leadership, St. Andrews was described as "one of the Lowcountry’s biggest church success stories", growing to a membership of more than 3,000 and planting new churches in Goose Creek, downtown Charleston, and the Park Circle area of North Charleston. In 2010, St. Andrew's voted by a large margin to leave the Episcopal Church and affiliate with the Anglican Church in North America.
The Rev. Al Zadig, Jr. has been Rector of St. Michael’s Church in Charleston, SC since September, 2007. Previously Al served as Rector of All Saints Church in Chevy Chase, Maryland in the Diocese of Washington, DC. Born in Connecticut, the Rev. Al Zadig holds degrees from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and the Seminary at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. He also attended the University of Glasgow on exchange, in Glasgow Scotland. Al and his wife Libby have three children.