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The Rev. Jay Mueller
Address: Albuquerque, NM
Title: Vicar - EACA
Church: Chapel of the Holy Spirit
Bio: Born and raised within the Anglican tradition, Fr. Jay Mueller, originally from Liberal, Kansas is rector/vicar of Chapel of the Holy Spirit. Fr. Jay was ordained to the diaconate in 2007 at the First Parish Church in Brunswick, Maine by the Rt. Rev. Rusty Smith and the Rt. Rev. David Bellville. Two years later in August 2009 he was ordained to the priesthood at the Dominican Retreat House in Albuquerque, New Mexico by the Rt. Rev. Rusty Smith.  Fr. Jay has been active with the Chapel of the Holy Spirit faith community since its inception and was an original member of St. Stephen's Anglican Spirituality Center in Albuquerque planted by Rt. Rev. Rusty Smith in 1999. Fr. Jay's formation included coursework from the Anglican Institute of Affirmative Christian Studies.
Address: Fort Bragg, CA
Title: The Reverend Mother
Church: Fort Bragg - Evergreen UMC
The Rev. Russell Van Hoose
Address: Povidence Village, TX
Title: Social Media Minister
Church: First Christian Church - Denton, TX
Bio: Russell is a native Texan and the grandson of two ministers. Being raised a Methodist and developing a deep appreciation for Methodism's Anglican roots, his connection with the EACA was fore-ordained.

Russell has been involved in Christian ministry since 1991 serving in the United Methodist Church and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  Having studied at Asbury Theological Seminary and completing the course of study through the Southwest Region of the Disciples of Christ, Russell was ordained in 2009 in the United Christian Church of America and has been affiliated with the EACA since 2011.

He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Sam Houston State University and a Master's of Education degree from Lamar University. Russell and his husband, Kenneth, own and operate a wedding planning business and a custom bakery in North Texas.
The Rt. Rev. Craig B Chapman
Address: Lives in Costa Mesa, CA
The Church is in Ventura, CA
Title: Rector / Bishop - EACA
Church: All Saints Parish
Phone Number: 805-794-6196
Bio: Born and raised in Trenton, MI. I belonged to the Episcopal Church and grew up in its Grace and Truth. I began processing a call to ministry in High School, but parked this call for secular education and worldly career ideals. I was married and am blessed by two beautiful, now fully grown, children. I attended and Graduated from The University of Michigan, BGS and Psychology/Religion. Calls don't really go away, they must be dealt with. Sent to seminary by my Episcopal Bishop, Graduated M.Div 1987 and ordained Deacon and Priest in Episcopal Church, USA. In the continuing struggle to come to terms with my sexuality, I was divorced and left The Episcopal Church in order to life my life more honestly and with personal integrity. Incardinated into the EACA, 1997 and began the mission parish, All Saints, Ventura, CA. I am blessed to again be married, this time to an amazing man who completes me and surrounds me with the love I crave everyday. In February 2017, I was honored to be called as a bishop to serve the people and congregations of EACA, and to serve with my fellow bishops. My husband and I live in Costa Mesa, CA with our dog, Paris.
The Rev. Chris Duffie
Title: Rector
Church: The Open Door Church
Bio: Father Christopher J. Duffie is a native of Georgia. Answe ring the call to ministry very young in life, Father Chris earned a degree in Religion from Faith Evangelical College and Seminary, Tacoma, Washington. Currently, he is working to earn a Masters of Divinity from Payne Theological Seminary. While attending Faith Seminary, Father Chris developed a deep love for liberation theology.  That love lead to his journey of justice and inclusion of All people.
The Rev. Vangie Chavez
Address: Albuquerque, NM
Title: Rector
Church: Rising Sun Christian Community
Bio: I am a native New Mexican currently serving as Pastor of Rising Sun Christian Community (RSCC) in Albuquerque, NM.  I have served in ministry for the past 30+ years with a calling and a passion for ministry to the LGBTQ community.  I was ordained on August 24, 2010 as Servant Priest in the EACA.  I hold a B.A in Biblical Studies from Trinity College of the Bible & Seminary.
The Rev. Diane Mead
Address: Albuquerque, NM
Title: Priest
Church: Chapel of the Holy Spirit
Bio: I was born and raised in Montana. I eventually ended up in Chicago in 1969 and started working for the Sisters of the Good Shepherd at their boarding school for juvenile delinquent girls. I worked there for 4 years. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern Illinois University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Jane Addams College of Social Work in Chicago. I lived in Chicago for 20 years. I moved to Albuquerque, NM in 1988 and have lived there since. I became licensed as an Independent Social Worker, with a specialty in Clinical Social Work. I am currently a psychotherapist in private practice since 1992. I joined the EACA Chapel of the Holy Spirit in 2014, coming from a Catholic background.
The Rev. Kevin Everett
Title: Priest
Church: Chapel of the Holy Spirit; also affiliated with The First United Methodist Church, Belen, NM
Bio: I was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and I grew up in a Christian home. Having confessed my faith in Christ at an early age, I committed my life to ministry at the age of sixteen and pursued an education in theology and ministry. I have been married to my wonderful wife, Donna for thirty years, and we have four grown children, and one grandchild. I served as a pastor of Baptist churches for over twenty years in Oklahoma and Texas, however, my theology became more sacramental and I sought a place of ministry where I could serve and be true to my convictions. In 2014, I was ordained as a deacon and then as a priest in apostolic succession as part of The International Free Protestant Episcopal Church, which was part of the Anglican Free Communion. In 2018, this jurisdiction had become very small and the bishop dissolved it. In December 2018, I sought incardination in the EACA. I completed a Doctor of Ministry degree in 2001 and have done work toward a Ph.D with the Graduate Theological Foundation and the continuing education department of Oxford University through the Summer Theology Program at Christ Church College, Oxford. I have served as a correctional chaplain since 2015, and I am currently a chaplain with the New Mexico Corrections Department, serving at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe.
The Rt. Rev. Rusty Smith
Address: San Francisco, CA
Title: Presiding Bishop Emeritus
Church: The Evangelical Anglican Church in America
Bio: Rt. Rev. Rusty Smith completed studies in Theology, Philosophy and Business at Loyola University and Norte Dame Seminary with additional studies in Liberation Theology at the Mexican American Cultural Center.   Bishop Smith was a member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).
The Rt. Rev. Kevin Champion
Address: Shelby, NC
Title: Presiding Bishop
Church: Evangelical Anglican Church in America
Bio: A native of Oxford, North Carolina, Kevin is a Board certified Chaplain at a mental health hospital in Charlotte, NC. He is a graduate of Louisburg College, Moody Bible Institute, and holds both a Master of Religious Education and a Master of Divinity degree from Southeastern Seminary. He was ordained Deacon and Priest in the EACA in 2002 and consecrated Bishop in 2017.  Since 2005 he has likewise served as Director of Formation and Studies in the EACA.  Kevin shares his home with his three canine children (Haleigh, Shadow, and Merry) who have him well trained. He also admits to feeding numerous cats that come and go from around his house.


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