Clergy Listing

Clergy Listing

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The Rev. Vangie Chavez
Albuquerque, NM
Rector
Rising Sun Christian Community
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 Rt. Rev Craig Bettendorf
Long Beach, CA
Bishop Emeritus & Founding Bishop of EACA
The Rt. Rev. Craig B Chapman
Ventura,CA
Rector / Bishop – EACA
All Saints Parish
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 Rt. Rev. Kevin Champion
Shelby, NC
Dean of Studies & Formation / Hospital Chaplain/ Bishop- EACA
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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