Clergy Listing

Mr Dillon Dinova

Mr Dillon Dinova

The Rev. Bruce Hollenbeck

The Rev. Bruce Hollenbeck

      I was ordained into the Diaconate of the Anglican Catholic Church in 1984 and was ordained into the priesthood in 1985, whereupon I became Vicar of St. Augustine’s Parish in Topeka, Kansas.  I left St. Augustine’s in 1988 and was transferred to St. Francis Church in Spartanburg South Carolina as Vicar until 1989, whereupon I returned to the Kansas City area and remained serving as interim priest-in-charge at various parishes around the city until I became inactive in 1993.
I was born and raised in the Kansas City area, and remain here today.  My partner, Bill, of 19 years passed away in 2008 from cancer, leaving me devastated of course and very reclusive until 2012.  I then met my current partner, Forrest, We have now been together for over five years and remain committed to each other.  My spiritual journey is ongoing and it would be difficult for me to convey my present position on most things spiritual, with the exception that I am open to understanding my life journey and what doors will open for me and for my partner and family.  I have so enjoyed being a small part of the EACA family, and have watched closely the love and caring that this church offers not only it’s clergy, but of course it’s communicants and non-communicants as well.
I find myself still so attached to the Anglo-Catholic liturgy and practices, although in truth I certainly understand they are not as inclusive as the new liturgies.  Preferences I suppose, and nothing more.  My best to all of you, my thoughts are with all of you always.

The Rev. Kristina Russell-Elliott

The Rev. Kristina Russell-Elliott

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.

Postulant Diane Mead

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. I am currently in formation to become a Deacon within the EACA.

Diane Mead

Postulant Paula Gonzalez

Postulant Paula Gonzalez

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.

Postulant Joel Chan

Postulant Joel Chan

Joel grew up in the Los Angeles area, leaving only to attend UC Berkeley for undergraduate studies.  He returned to Los Angeles to attend the USC School of Medicine, staying to complete his residency and fellowships in pathology at the Los Angeles+USC Medical Center.  He specializes in Hematopathology, the study of the diseases affecting the blood, bone marrow and lymph nodes.  He was raised as a Disciples of Christ, but left the church for several decades before returning to God – finding a spiritual home amidst the parishioners of All Saints Parish.  He is currently a postulant for the permanent diaconate, with an interest in ministries focused on food distribution and the homeless.

Rev. Edward Bledsoe

Rev. Edward Bledsoe

I was born in the U.S. Naval Hospital, at the Naval Base Port Hueneme, Ventura County, State of California.  My education was achieved in California and Europe.  My most recent was at the University Sacramento, while serving as a Civil Servant.  During which I received several commendations and awards, including but not limited to a Presidential Citation for my work with U.S. Veterans and the people at large in the State of California.  In the fields of employment, contract writing and unemployment insurance, just to name a few. I served in the U.S. Navy as a corpsman (medical/hospital services).  Until I was severely injured in the line of duty.  After which time I was medically retired.  After a couple of years I was hired into the civil service. Which I worked for some 25 yrs until I was medically retired again, due to an on going spinal condition that required several surgeries. during such time I was studying to become a Deacon.  Following the required studies I was ordained as a Deacon.  I have served some 20+ years thus far as a Deacon.  I hope this information will serve as the needed Bio information that you are requesting.  Thank you for the honor of serving with you and the EACA members of our church.  Respectfully Edward

Dr. Paul McCright

Our new Canon to the Ordinary is Dr. Paul McCright.  He was born in Texarkana, AR and raised in Hooks, TX.  He is an industrial engineer, holding a BS from Texas Tech, an MS from Arizona State, and a PhD from Stanford University.  His specialty area is engineering management and organization control.  He is single, having lost his life-partner Jim in 2011.  After retiring from 21 years as a faculty member at the University of South Florida and 5 years at Kansas State University, he now works as an Executive Vice President at a start-up technology company in Dallas, Texas.  He is eternally grateful for the love, support, and spiritual guidance he has received as a member of EACA since November, 2008.  Previous spiritual affiliations were with Baptist Churches and Metropolitan Community Churches, where he served on the board of directors at three different congregations.

The Rev. Deb Young

The Rev. Russell Van Hoose

The Rev. Russell Van Hoose

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.

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