The Right Reverend John Guernsey, our bishop, and his wife The Reverend Meg Guernsey. Bishop Guernsey is the bishop of the Mid-Atlantic Diocese of the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA). He resides in Woodbridge, VA. Watch videos of Bishop Guernsey teaching on prayer and preaching on Sunday here: http://www.vimeo.com/13766336 and his testimony here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtVd7V3SY2g
Rector – The Reverend Christopher Walk, has been called to be our third Rector and he has humbly accepted that call. Father Chris and his family joined us last month and we heartily welcome Father Chris and his family to our family.
The Rev. Jessica Fulton Lee, is the Assistant Pastor at Church of the Redeemer who is currently serving as Priest in charge while we wait for Father Chris to join us. Mother Jessica grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina and graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 2006 before obtaining her Master of Divinity at Asbury Theological Seminary in 2010. Jessica began to serve Church of the Redeemer in July of 2010 and was ordained a Deacon in 2011 and then a Priest in 2012. From her arrival here, Jessica has always had a ministry anchored in the church but invested in the community. Mother Jessica served as the first Residential Advisor for Albemarle Teen Challenge, worked as a teacher’s assistant for children with exceptional needs, spent three years working as a medical Chaplain and now serves as a community-based Chaplain in the animal rescue community. Mother Jessica particularly likes preaching and the writings of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, so fantasy illustrations in her sermons abound. This year, she began a Doctorate in Theology and Ministry in Romantic Theology at Northwind Seminary, where she studies the theology of the Inklings (Lewis, Tolkien, and company). Jessica is happily married to Evan Lee, one of the church’s worship leaders, and lives in Virginia Beach with their daughter Kayleigh and three fur-babies; Charity Belle, Ludwig, and Tobold Hornblower.
The Reverend Susan Witwer serves the church as a Deacon. Susan is married to Dr. Tim Witwer and has two children, Timmy and Laura, and three beautiful grandchildren.
The Reverend Dr. Fred Moncla, a retired OB-GYN physician, serves the church as ordained deacon. He leads morning prayer each morning at the church, helps to plan and assist with worship and provides pastoral care to many, including his handful of children and grandchildren at the church.
The Rev. James & Wendy Glover, Jim serves Church of the Redeemer as an Ordained Methodist Pastor-in-Residence. Jim often shares his gifts of preaching and ministry at other churches in our community. He is also a published author. Wendy is our Organist and Music Director.
Tim Gravgaard serves as the Parish Administrator and Treasurer. Tim and his family moved here from Italy in 2005. He retired from the Navy in 2009 after 26 years of active duty. Tim is married to Maureen Gravgaard and has three daughters, three granddaughters and three dogs. He holds degrees from Wayland Baptist University (BSOE), Capella University (MS), Mid-Atlantic Christian University (BA) and a Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Governance from North Park University.