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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.
The Rev. Kristina Russell-Elliott
Address: Fort Bragg, CA
Title: Assistant Pastor
Church: Evergreen UMC
Bio: Kris Russell is a graduate of PSR’s CTEL program and an assistant pastor at Evergreen Methodist Church in Ft Bragg Ca. She is interested in all things interfaith and considers her ordination to the priesthood her greatest blessing.
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.
Address: Fort Bragg, CA
Title: The Reverend Mother
Church: Fort Bragg – Evergreen UMC
The Rev. Paula Gonzalez
Address: Albuquerque, NM
Title: Deacon
Church: Rising Sun Christian Community
Bio: Having loved the Holy Father and His Son Jesus Christ since a young age, I didn’t know what it meant to truly allow Jesus to be Lord of my life until I was baptized in His name at 31 years of age. Having walked with Him these last two decades has allowed me to grow spiritually and develop in ways that I could never have imagined for myself. I am currently in formation to become a Deacon and hope to be ordained in early 2018. My career goal is to be a Chaplain in order to provide spiritual comfort and guidance to hospital/hospice patients and their caregivers. Should the Lord will that I provide spiritual guidance to women in prison, I will gladly go there as well.
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. Stephen Sale
Address: Dallas, Texas
Title: Deacon
Church: St. Thomas Church
Bio: I grew up in Texas, leaving for a year when we lived in Morocco while my father taught at the University of Rabat. A cradle Episcopalian, I put off the call to ordained ministry and joined the U. S. Navy following graduation from the University of North Texas. I served for 31 years as an active duty Naval Officer and six years as a senior civilian. Throughout the 37 years that I served as a military leader and mentor, I sought to act as a responsible steward to those I led and served. The lesson of serving Christ in all persons is a commitment that is both consistent with my baptismal covenant and with my oath to my country. The call remained, and the return to Dallas in 2013 allowed me to resume a call that had been deferred for over 40 years. Attending the Episcopal diocese of Dallas Stanton Center for three years, and Perkins School of Theology at SMU, aided in my formation. Ministries here in Dallas are focused on the Homeless and Hungry, and I work with The Gathering and The Bridge as well as serving at St Thomas.
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 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.

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