O U R B I S H O P S
The Most Revd Thomas Gordon
Thomas Gordon has served as the sixth Presiding Bishop of the Orthodox Anglican Church, and the Metropolitan Archbishop of the Orthodox Anglican Communion since April 18th, 2015. His previous appointments in the Orthodox Anglican Church include Rector and organizing minister of St. Philip the Evangelist Anglican Church in Charlotte, NC, as well as Canon to the Ordinary, Suffragan Bishop, and Bishop Coadjutor. He also served his alma mater St. Andrew’s Theological College and Seminary as its seventh President.
The Rt Revd Edward Poullet-Báez
Bishop - Orthodox Anglican Mission to Puerto Rico
Edward Poullet-Báez became the second Bishop of the Orthodox Anglican Mission to Puerto Rico. He was ordained Presbyter at Saint Paul Episcopal Church in Bayamón, PR on February 16th, 2003. He studied at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Diocesan Seminary in Trujillo Alto, PR. He has served as Priest-in-Charge of Saint Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church in Levittown, PR and later Rector of Saint Benedict Anglo-Catholic Church in Trujillo Alto, PR. He also served as Rector of Good Shepherd Anglican Church in Arecibo, PR. He was consecrated Bishop at Cathedral of the Good Shepherd in Myrtle Beach, SC on April 19th 2015.
The Rt Revd Thomas Shank
Bishop - Mission to Mexico
Thomas Shank was born in 1949, and raised Lutheran. He earned a B.A. in Religion & Philosophy. For graduate work he attended the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, PA. He was ordained an Anglican priest in 1994, and consecrated as a Bishop in 1998. In 2000 he was received into the Orthodox Anglican Church. As a Missionary Bishop to Mexico his main focus is among the Tarahumara Indians of Chihuahua. He engages in a variety of project such as evangelizing, church planting, development projects, and school building, just to name a few.
A R C H B I S H O P ‘ S S T A F F
The Venerable Rusty Marts
Rusty Marts holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Christian Service from Manhattan Christian College/Kansas State University, a Master’s degree in Psychology/Personnel Services from Eastern New Mexico University and a Doctorate in Counseling from Bethany Theological Seminary. Hes is married, with two grown children and works in the field of management/employee consultation. Additionally he has a fourteen year history as Choirmaster and has composed and conducted numerous sacred choral anthems. Having served St. Augustine’s Anglican Church in Bryson City, NC, as Rector, he is now retired from parish ministry.
The Very Revd Paul K. Hubbard
Canon for Vocational and Volunteer Chaplains
Paul Hubbard has served for over three years as the military endorsing agent for the Orthodox Anglican Church. Hubbard completed a distinguished military career as a Naval Flight Officer, where he taught leadership and management at VA Tech ROTC, served in the intelligence community, flew with TACAMO (Strategic Forces) and also was Catapult Officer aboard the USS America. At this time he is the eighth President of St. Andrew’s Theological College and Seminary, Rector of St. Timothy’s Orthodox Anglican Church in Poquoson, VA, and Vicar of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Richmond, VA. He is married to Jeanne and has seven children and nine grandchildren.
The Very Revd Drew Darnell
Canon Missioner (Director of Vocations)
Drew Darnell has been in ministry since 1999 where he first began preaching in a Southern Baptist Church. Since that time, he has served as a Youth Pastor at two different churches, and as Missional Pastor at an Anglican church in Asheville, NC. Currently he is a Missionary Priest, serving as the Rector of Blue Ridge Anglican Mission in Hendersonville, NC. Additionally, he works as a Business Analyst in the corporate world. He was installed as Canon Missioner on December 11th, 2016 by Archbishop Thomas Gordon and charged with assisting the Archbishop in developing and implementing his vision for mission.
The Very Revd James Ward
Canon of Honour
James Ward has lived the majority of his life in Western North Carolina and currently resides in Bryson City, NC. He and his wife, Patty, have two daughters and six grandchildren. His is a graduate of Western Carolina University with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering. His studies continued at St. Andrew’s Theological College and Seminary towards priesthood. He was ordained to the diaconate at St. Augustine’s Anglican Church in November 2007. He was ordained as a priest on November 17th, 2013, and elevated to Canon on June 22nd, 2018. Over the years, he has ministered to God’s people in many capacities. For years he served as a Deacon, Sunday School teacher as well as Parish Senior and Junior Warden. He believes that all of his experiences have prepared him for service to his church.
N A T I O N A L C O U N C I L M E M B E R S
The Revd Fr Denny Trousdale, Vice Chairman EMAIL
The Very Revd Paul Hubbard
The Very Revd Drew Darnell
The Revd Fr Tracy Wood
The Revd Fr Lou Townsend
The Revd Fr William Mouser, Jr
The Revd Fr Jason Hess
The Revd William Barrow
Mrs Kathy Trousdale
Mrs Donna Young
R E T I R E D B I S H O P S
The Most Revd T. Creighton Jones
T. Creighton Jones attended Furman University and later graduated from the University of Alabama with a BS degree in Management Science. In 2001, he entered St. Andrew’s Theological College and Seminary where he earned his Master of Theology degree. He was ordained to the Deaconate in 2002, and to the Priesthood in 2003. During his last year at St. Andrews, he was involved in the Clinical Pastoral Education program at Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, NC, where he served as the weekend chaplain. In 2003 he planted Good Shepherd Anglican Church in Myrtle Beach, SC. In 2012 he was consecrated Bishop, and enthroned as Presiding Bishop. From 2012 through 2015 he served as the fifth Presiding Bishop of the Orthodox Anglican Church, and the Metropolitan Archbishop of the Orthodox Anglican Communion. Since his retirement in 2015 he has become a Certified Beekeeper.
The Rt Revd Luis Morales, OSB
Luis Morales was ordained into Holy Orders in 1999 through the Episcopal Diocese of Puerto Rico. Having served in various settings as Rector, and Chaplain he was eventually received into the Orthodox Anglican Church in 2013. Since his reception he has served as a Missionary Bishop until his retirement. Currently he spends his time immersed in the internalization and practice of the Rule of St. Benedict.
M E M O R Y E T E R N A L
The Most Revd George C. Schneller
2nd Presiding Bishop
George C. Schneller was born on February 22, 1921, in St. Louis, Missouri. He was ordained to the priesthood on December 8, 1973 and served as the Rector of Holy Cross Anglican Church in St. Louis, Missouri for over two decades. He was consecrated to the episcopate on October 27, 1991, by Hesbon O. Njera, Presiding Bishop of Kenya, and Laione Q. Vuki, a Bishop in Polynesia, both were Bishops of the Orthodox Anglican Communion. Schneller served his alma mater (1973) as the second President of St. Andrew’s Theological College and Seminary during the same period. Following the death of his wife and having health difficulties of his own, on January 9, 1993, he resigned his position as the second Presiding Bishop. His Excellency passed away on June 8, 2000.
The Rt Revd Andre Cross
Andre Cross was a native of Memphis, TN, born on March 7, 1966. He was ordained to the priesthood on April 18, 2010 and helped establish and strengthen various missions and parishes. Then on September 24, 2011, he was consecrated a Bishop. In early 2017, Bishop Cross, being of a traditionalist Anglican inclination, petitioned to join the Orthodox Anglican Church and was received into the Jurisdiction by Archbishop Thomas Gordon on June 10, 2017 and appointed as a Suffragan Bishop. On October 11, 2017 he was called home.