The Right Reverend John Guernsey is the bishop of the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic of the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA). Bishop Guernsey and his wife, The Reverend Meg Guernsey, reside in Woodbridge, VA. Bishop Guernsey has called for the Diocese to prayerfully begin the process leading to the election and consecration of his successor and to his retirement. For more information, please visit the Bishop Search section of the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic website.
The Reverend Christopher Walk serves as rector of Church of the Redeemer. Chris grew up in southeast Ohio. He graduated from Ohio University in 2002, where he majored in Math Education. During his time at Ohio University, he felt the call to vocational ministry. He worked for Cru, a campus ministry at OU, for two years before moving to Fayetteville, NC.
Through his time as a lay leader at Resurrection Church in Hope Mills, NC and as a student at Campbell University Divinity School, Chris discerned that he was called to ordained ministry. He graduated from Campbell with a Master of Divinity in 2013. He was ordained a deacon in April of 2016 and a priest in October of 2019. In March of 2021, Chris became the third rector for Church of the Redeemer, and he is excited to see what God will do through Redeemer to bring the gospel to this community and the world.
Chris and his wife, Melanie, have two children. Chris enjoys sports, all things J.R.R. Tolkien, movies, and a good dad joke.
The Rev. Jessica Fulton Lee is the Assistant Priest at Church of the Redeemer. 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 fur-babies; Charity Belle, Ludwig, Zechariah Zacchaeus, and Tom Bombadil.
Wendy Glover serves Church of the Redeemer as our Organist and Music Director.
Linda Humphrey, Bookkeeper