Clergy Listing

The Most Rt. Rev. Rusty Smith

The Most Rt. Rev. Rusty Smith

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).

Bishop Smith has been in non-profit leadership for over 28 years with a special focus on serving those on the margins and the poor.

Currently Bishop Smith lives in San Francisco with his husband, Scott and their puppy children, Oreo, Roger and Sam.

The Rev. Jay Mueller

The Rev. Jay Mueller

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.

Fr. Jay holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish with minors in Military Science and Political Science, a Master of Arts in Public Affairs with concentration in Political and Governmental Processes both from New Mexico Highlands University and a Juris Doctorate and Certificate in Indian Law from the University of New Mexico School of Law. In secular life, Fr. Jay practices law in Albuquerque focusing on the fields of Family Law, Child Welfare Law and occasionally delving into the intersection of these fields with Native American Tribal and Federal Indian Law. Fr. Jay’s spiritual interests include liberation theology, contemplative prayer, and exploring other faith traditions.

Fr. Jay is joined in life with his partner Melissa and two sons Allan and Damon.

The Rev. Nancy Morrison, MD

The Rev. Nancy Morrison, MD

The Rev. Jon Kitto

The Rev. Jon Kitto

EACA semi-retired. Born 1958 St. Louis,MO. Raised in Southern Indiana. Undergraduate Bachelors, Indiana University, Social Sciences, M.Div., D.Min., Ridley Melbounre Theological Seminary, Master of Law, American Military University. Commander, JAG, USN, Retired, current Executive Director GBARK Sighthound Sanctuary, Deputy Chief Justice Advocate, Prison Ministries, Hospice Chaplain, Indiana University Health, St. Vincent and Franciscan hospital networks. No charge, no honorarium  wedding and funerals for all faiths and denominations. Married, 3 years, together 23, 2 adult daughters.

The Rev. Diana Hunter

The Rev. Ashley Frank – DCom

The Rev. Ashley Frank - DCom

Fr. Ashley Frank currently leads the EACA’s Mission in South Africa (MiSA). A black South African who grew up under the oppression of Apartheid, he has experienced, first-hand, its wanton and blatant race, social class and sexual orientation discrimination, often conducted in the name of “Christianity”. He has lived in Denmark, the United Kingdom and Belgium. A graduate of the University of Copenhagen, he received his MBA at Buckinghamshire New University. His DCom (PhD) in Finance was awarded by the University of South Africa. He is a graduate of the Executive Leaders Program at Cornell University’s College of Business. Dr Frank is currently a Tenured Full Professor in the Graduate School of Business & Government Leadership at South Africa’s North-West University (one of the top twenty Universities on the continent). He was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Craig Bettendorf in August 2004 and, as a minister, is particularly interested in social justice and Christian leadership in the corporate world. A self-confessed gym rat Fr. Ashley competes regularly in amateur canoeing.

Bro. Ken Ehrnman

Bro. Ken Ehrnman

The Rev. Chris Duffie

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.

Following his love for liberation and justice, Father Chris joined the mission and vision of the Evangelical Anglican Church in America. In March 2015, Father Chris was ordained deacon and priest in the Evangelical Anglican in America.

Currently, Father Chris is planting a progressive faith community in Savannah, Georgia. Grace Redemption Church is looking to launch in January 2018.

In his downtime, Chris enjoys traveling, playing cards, and grilling and smoking an array of meats.

The Rev. Susan Draag

The Rev. Susan Draag

Born in Bronx, New York, March 3, 1946 to very strict Roman Catholic family.  As a teenager, left the RC church and struggled for many years trying to find a church home that would accept my sexuality. Attended SUNY F’dale Ag & Tech College majoring in agronomy, joined the Peace Corps in Bolivia, South America, after attending Utah State Univ. for Peace Corps Training.  Upon returning, worked many jobs over the years and finally actually came out in 1978. In 1996, God lead me to the EACA. I was ordained a Deacon in 1997, a priest in 2007. I am retired and working part time for Walmart. I currently live in Linton, Indiana (lived in New York, North Carolina and Tennessee), I have had very high paying jobs and very low menial jobs. I have been around the block several times and had it not been for my friends and colleagues in the EACA, I would have not survived. Life is very good.

The Rev. Vangie Chavez

The Rev. Vangie Chavez

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.

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