Contributors

Garwood P. Anderson

Garwood P. Anderson is professor of New Testament and Greek at Nashotah House Theological Seminary. His academic journey in biblical studies began while he was an undergraduate. Sensing a call to ministry of some kind and having a persistent interest in theological issues, Anderson prepared to attend seminary upon graduation.

John Bauerschmidt

The Rt. Rev. John Bauerschmidt is the 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee. A native of South Carolina, he was consecrated bishop in 2007, having previously served parishes in Western Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Louisiana. He served in the Church of England from 1987-1991, and holds a D.Phil. in Theology from Oxford University, where Oliver O’Donovan supervised his work.

Jeremy Bergstrom

The Rev. Dr. Jeremy Bergstrom is Canon for Vocations in the Diocese of Dallas and Priest-in-Charge of St. Christopher’s, Dallas. He has been called a “Patristic fundamentalist,” and is content with the label.

Jeff Boldt

After growing up in the Christian and Missionary Alliance, Jeff Boldt wandered through the spiritual ruins of North American denominationalism looking for the “True Church.” Instead he found the Anglican Communion, where he has begun to learn the virtue of staying put.

Dane Boston

Dane Boston is Canon for Christian Formation at Trinity Cathedral in Columbia, SC. A native of Dunedin, FL, Dane earned his B.A. in English literature (with a special focus on the poetry and sermons of John Donne) at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA

Will Brown

Fr. Will Brown was born again by water and the Spirit at St. George’s Episcopal Church on Easter Eve, 1979, in Griffin, Georgia, where he went on to spend a wonderful childhood. Fr. Brown is a priest of the Society of the Holy Cross, a disciple of René Girard, and the beleaguered master of a Vizsla (dog). When he is not fishing for men, he enjoys fishing for fish.

Matthew Burdette

Matt Burdette is from Princeton, New Jersey. A postulant for holy orders in the Diocese of New Jersey, he is currently enrolled at General Theological Seminary. He holds a B.A. in Religious Studies, an M.A. in Theology, and completed his Ph.D. in Theology at the University of Aberdeen. He is married to Evie.

The Living Church

In continuous publication since 1878, The Living Church served throughout the 20th century as the Catholic-minded magazine of record in the Episcopal Church in the United States, in firm support of the advancing ecumenical movement and the rise of a global, interdependent Anglican Communion. In the 21st century, it remains focused on the whole state of Christ’s Church, amid major shifts in the landscape and culture of global Christianity. We are champions of a covenanted Anglican Communion as a means of healing the wounds of division in the body of Christ. The members of the governing Foundation and Board of the Living Church are communion-minded and -committed Anglicans from several nations, devoted to seeking and serving the full, visible unity of Christ's one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.

Charlie Clauss

Born in San Francisco, I came of age in Georgia. Now I have lived in Minneapolis longer than anywhere else. My family belonged to Lutheran Church in America congregations, and my wife and I were around for the formation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. When we arrived in Colorado Springs in the mid to late 1990s, we joined an Episcopal church. Living in the South, with a Baptist church on every corner, I was a Lutheran. Now living in Minnesota, with a Lutheran church on every corner, I’m an Episcopalian!

Mark Clavier

The Rev. Dr. Mark Clavier is Vice Principal and Charles Marriott Director of Pastoral Studies of St. Stephen's House, Oxford.

Tony Clavier

Fr. Tony Clavier is vicar of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Glen Carbon, and St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Granite City, in the Diocese of Springfield.

Stewart Clem

Fr. Stewart Clem is assisting priest at St. Paul’s Church (Mishawaka, Indiana) and a doctoral candidate in Moral Theology & Christian Ethics at the University of Notre Dame.

Michael Cover

The Rev. Dr. Michael Cover is Assistant Professor of Theology at Marquette University. A graduate of Harvard, Yale, and the University of Notre Dame, he was ordained a priest in the Diocese of Dallas in 2010. He is the winner of the 2016 Paul J. Achtemeier Award for New Testament Scholarship and a member of the ARC-USA Dialogue on Reconciliation in the Holy Scriptures.

Zachary Guiliano

Dr. Zachary Guiliano is an associate editor of The Living Church. He is currently finishing his first monograph, 'Divine readings' in Carolingian Europe: Charlemagne, reform, and the homiliary of Paul the Deacon. It focuses on the early history and manuscripts of an anthology of patristic homilies and sermons, commissioned and authorized by Charlemagne for use in the Daily Office. He is a contributing blogger at Anglican Communion News Service, and an ordinand of the Diocese of Ely.

Benjamin Guyer

Dr. Benjamin Guyer is a lecturer in the department of History and Philosophy at the University of Tennessee Martin. At present, he is working on two projects: first, transforming his dissertation,"The Semantics of Reformation: Discourses of Religious Change in England, 1414-1688,"  into a monograph; second, preparing a collection of essays on the Lambeth Conference, which he is co-editing with Paul Avis (forthcoming, T&T Clark Bloomsbury).

Leander Harding

The Ven. Dr. Leander Harding is entering his fourth decade as a priest of the Episcopal Church. After spending 26 years in parish ministry, he joined the faculty of Trinity School for Ministry, where he was associate professor of Pastoral Theology and Dean of Seminary Advancement. In 2013, he returned to parish ministry and became the rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Catskill, NY. He is an Archdeacon in the Diocese of Albany, and has recently been appointed the new Dean of the Cathedral of All Saints, Albany.

Cole Hartin

Cole Hartin is a PhD candidate at Wycliffe College, Toronto, working on the interpretation of Scripture in the Victorian Church of England. He is a postulant in the Diocese of Fredericton and currently serves as the Discipleship Ministry Associate at St. Mathew’s, Islington, on the West end of Toronto.

Carrie Boren Headington

Carrie Boren Headington serves as missioner for evangelism for the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas and is founder of The Good News Initiative. She is also missioner evangelist for the Episcopal Church and adjunct professor of evangelism for Fuller Seminary. Carrie graduated from Yale University (B.A., History), Harvard University (M.A., Education, Urban Poverty Policy) and Oxford University (C.T.H., DIPTHE, Theology, Evangelism and Apologetics).

Wesley Hill

Wesley Hill (PhD, Durham University, UK) is Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. He is the author of Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality (Zondervan, 2010), Paul and the Trinity (Eerdmans, 2015), and Spiritual Friendship (Brazos, April 2015). He co-founded the website SpiritualFriendship.org, and he writes regularly for Christianity Today and First Things.

Jordan Hillebert

Jordan Hillebert was born and raised in the States, completed a Ph.D. in Scotland (University of St Andrews), and is presently Tutor in Theology at the St Padarn’s Institute in Cardiff, Wales. He was recently ordained deacon in the Church in Wales and serves as an Assistant Curate in the parish of Christ Church Roath Park in the Diocese of Llandaff.

Jody Howard

Father Jody is a priest in the Diocese of Tennessee, where he serves as rector of St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church in Hendersonville. Ordained in 2006, Fr. Jody is a native of Asheville, North Carolina, and a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Asheville, and the University of the South School of Theology.

Emily Hylden

The Rev. Emily Hylden serves as associate priest at St. Augustine's Oak Cliff, and as Assistant Editor for the Living Church Foundation, managing the Daily Devotional and electronic communications.

Jordan Hylden

The Rev. Canon Jordan Hylden is an associate editor for the Living Church Foundation and canon theologian for the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. He is writing his doctoral dissertation in theology and ethics at Duke University with Stanley Hauerwas, focusing on democracy and authority in the work of the Catholic philosopher Yves Simon.

Nathan Jennings

The Rev. Dr. Nathan Jennings is the J. Milton Richardson associate professor of liturgics and Anglican studies at the Seminary of the Southwest.

Sam Keyes

Fr. Sam Keyes serves as Chaplain at Saint James School in Hagerstown, Maryland. He is a doctoral candidate at Boston College. His current academic interests center on the development of medieval theology in the 12th and 13th centuries.

Elisabeth Rain Kincaid

Elisabeth Rain Kincaid is a doctoral candidate in moral theology at the University of Notre Dame. She is currently writing a dissertation entitled “‘In a Prudent Way and Without Rashness’: Reclaiming Francisco Suárez’s Theories of Legal Interpretation and Resistance.” Her research interests include the relationship between law and morality, the role of religion in public discourse, the natural law tradition and its effects on the development of jurisprudence, and the cultivation of virtue in politics and business.

Thomas Kincaid

Thomas Kincaid began ordained ministry at Church of the Incarnation in Dallas and has been Vice Rector there since June 2015. In between his first stint at Incarnation and his present role, Thomas served as priest-in-charge of two parishes in the Diocese of Northern Indiana.

Graham Kings

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Graham Kings (@MissioTheology) is Mission Theologian in the Anglican Communion, a new post set up by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Durham University, and the Church Mission Society. Prior to this he was Bishop of Sherborne; Vicar of St Mary’s Church, Islington, London, where he co-founded Fulcrum; Lecturer in Mission Studies in the Cambridge Theological Federation, Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Divinity, and founding Director of the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide; Vice Principal of St Andrew’s College, Kabare, Kenya (as a CMS Mission Partner); and curate at St Mark’s Church, Kensal Rise, London.

John Mason Lock

I am priest-in-charge of Trinity Episcopal Church in Red Bank, a parish in the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey. Born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, I was nurtured spiritually at St. John’s Cathedral and St. Mark’s on-the-Mesa. I am passionately committed to traditional Anglican worship and liturgy, with a particular respect for the 1662 Book of Common Prayer and the ways in which this tradition expresses our Catholic and Reformed heritage. I also believe in the power of primary texts to inspire and grip the imagination, in a way that secondary texts rarely can. My own studies are organized around this principle, as is my teaching at Trinity Church.

Daniel Martins

Bishop Daniel Martins is the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Springfield in the Episcopal Church. The diocese includes 60 of the 102 counties in Illinois, and stretches from Rantoul in the northeast to the St Louis suburbs in the southwest and the old river town of Cairo in the extreme south.

Hannah Matis Perett

Hannah Matis Perett is an assistant professor of church history at Virginia Theological Seminary. She is a recent graduate of the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame, completing her doctoral dissertation on the early medieval exegesis of the Song of Songs. She and her husband Daniel are both avid amateur singers, particularly of early music, and can be relied upon to promote the causes of good Latin, good literature, good food, and good company.

Esau McCaulley

The Rev. Esau McCaulley is assistant professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Northeastern Seminary in Rochester, New York. He was ordained in the Episcopal Church in 2006 and is canonically resident in the diocese of Albany. He is a graduate of the University of the South (B.A.), Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and Nashotah House (S.T.M.). He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in New Testament at the University of St. Andrews, studying under the direction of N.T. Wright.  

Jean McCurdy Meade

The Rev. Dr. Jean McCurdy Meade is a retired priest of the Diocese of Louisiana, formerly the Rector of Mount Olivet Church, New Orleans. She resides now in her hometown of San Antonio, Texas, as well as Santa Fe, New Mexico, and New Orleans. She was formerly the dean of the Downtown New Orleans Deanery in the Diocese of Louisiana, and she has served on the diocesan Standing Committee and as deputy to the 2006 General Convention and alternate in 2009. Her Ph.D. from Tulane University is in philosophy; her seminary degree is from Notre Dame Roman Catholic Seminary in New Orleans, where she was a faculty member before her ordination. She holds a B.A. from Agnes Scott College and an M.A.T. from Duke University and has taught in high school and various colleges for many years. She is a contributor to The Living Church.

Mark Michael

Fr. Mark Michael is the rector of Saint Francis Episcopal Church in Potomac, Maryland. A native of rural Western Maryland, he is a graduate of Duke University and Wycliffe Hall, Oxford.

Neal Michell

The Very Rev. Dr. Neal Michell was born in Dallas, Texas, and grew up in Garland. He is Dean of St. Matthew's Cathedral in Dallas.

Mother Miriam, CSM

Mother Miriam, CSM, made her life profession as a sister in the Community of Saint Mary in 1983 and was elected ninth Mother Superior of the Eastern Province of the order in 1996. She has a BA in Economics and Business Administration from Rollins College,Winter Park, FL and holds an MBA in management systems and strategic planning from Fordham University, New York. She worked at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children and St. Mary’s Foundation for Children for six years in administration and public relations and retired as Chairman of the Hospital Board in 1999. Currently residing at St. Mary’s Convent in the Diocese of Albany’s Christ the King Spiritual Life Center, Greenwich, NY, Mother Miriam is “all but dissertation” on an STM at Nashotah House.

Jonathan Mitchican

Fr. Jonathan Mitchican is rector of Church of the Holy Comforter in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania.  Alongside Covenant, he writes more personally about living out the Catholic faith at Working the Beads. Additionally, he co-hosts a podcast called God and Comics about the intersection of faith and comic book culture.

Brandt Montgomery

The Rev. Brandt Montgomery currently serves as the chaplain of Ascension Episcopal School in Lafayette, Louisiana in the Diocese of Western Louisiana. Prior to this appointment, from 2012-2014, he served as the curate at Canterbury Episcopal Chapel and Student Center at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, his first appointment following his ordination by the Bishop of Alabama.

David Ney

The Rev. Dr. David Ney serves as priest at St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Calgary, Alberta. He recently completed a doctorate in theology at Wycliffe College, Toronto. His wife Jamie, a Taiwanese national, has patiently journeyed with him for over ten years of theological education but is looking forward to no longer being married to a perpetual student (although hopefully still to him). When David isn’t preparing a sermon, doing a pastoral visitation, or engaged in academic work, he can be found changing the diaper of his infant daughter, on his hands and knees playing “tars” with his three-year-old son, or accompanying his seven- and nine-year-old daughters on the cello and the violin.

Timothy O'Malley

Dr. Timothy P. O’Malley is the director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy at the University of Notre Dame's Institute for Church Life. He is an Associate Professional Specialist in the Department of Theology as well. A graduate of Notre Dame (B.A., Theology and Philosophy; M.T.S., Liturgical Studies) and Boston College (Ph.D.), Dr. O’Malley’s research includes liturgical-sacramental theology, a post-liberal approach to catechesis and liturgical formation, and theological aesthetics.

Matthew S.C. Olver

Fr. Matthew S.C. Olver is Assistant Professor of Liturgics & Pastoral Theology at Nashotah House Theological Seminary, a doctoral student at Marquette University, and assists at the Cathedral Church of All Saints in Milwaukee, WI. A priest of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, he was assistant rector at Church of the Incarnation (Dallas) from 2006-13, where he oversaw her worship life and adult formation. A graduate of Wheaton College (B.A., English literature) and Duke University Divinity School (M.Div.), Fr. Olver’s research interests include liturgical theology, the place of Scripture in early liturgical composition, ecclesiology, sacramental theology, and ecumenism. He is pleased to have an essay, “Documented Ecumenism: Why the Anglican Covenant is the Hope for Anglicanism and its Ecumenical Calling,” in Pro Communione: Theological Essays on the Anglican Covenant, ed. by Benjamin Guyer (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2012).

Bryan Owen

Originally from Tunica, Mississippi, Fr. Bryan Owen was baptized and raised in the United Methodist Church. A hunger for liturgical worship and the weekly celebration of Holy Eucharist led him into the Episcopal Church, where he was confirmed on the Feast of St. Mary the Virgin, Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Fr. Bryan earned an M.T.S. from Vanderbilt Divinity School, a Ph.D. in Religion, Ethics, and Society from Vanderbilt University’s Graduate Department of Religion, and a certificate in Anglican Studies from the School of Theology at the University of the South. After ordination, he served as rector of the Church of the Incarnation in West Point, Mississippi and as Canon for Parish Ministry at St. Andrew’s Cathedral in Jackson, Mississippi. He is currently rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Andrew Petiprin

Andrew Petiprin is a priest of the Diocese of Central Florida and Rector of St. Mary of the Angels Episcopal Church in his hometown of Orlando. He is a 2001 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and was a Marshall Scholar at Magdalen College, Oxford, from 2001 to 2003, during which time he earned an M.Phil. in European Literature and began pursuing his vocation to the priesthood.

Rob Price

Since 2006, I have served as the leading pastor (rector) of St. Dunstan’s Church, located in a northwestern suburb of Houston. Prior to coming here, I had the privilege of serving on the staffs of the Church of St. Michael & St. George, St. Louis, and then the Church of the Incarnation, Dallas. I have a BA and MA in history (Stuart England and colonial America) from Stanford and an MA from Yale, also in history (American religion). This simply demonstrates that a lot of resources can be thrown at a problem without solving a durn thing. I went to seminary at Yale Divinity School, where I: (1) came to Jesus, (2) stayed with Jesus. This demonstrates that with God all things are possible. My wife, Kate, and I were married in 1996, and we have three sons ranging in age from 9 to 15, which is why I can’t have nice things.

Sarah Puryear

The Rev. Sarah Puryear serves as associate rector at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Nashville, Tennessee. She received her undergraduate degree in English and ancient languages from Wheaton College and her MDiv from Duke Divinity School in 2008. She was ordained as a priest in 2010 by Bishop Dabney Smith of the Diocese of Southwest Florida. She loves reading fiction, traveling to England, and chanting the liturgy whenever possible. She is married to Dan Puryear, and they have two young children.

Ephraim Radner

I am a priest in the Episcopal Church (Diocese of Colorado) and Professor of Historical Theology at Wycliffe College, an Anglican seminary affiliated with the University of Toronto. My doctorate from Yale Divinity School is in systematic theology. I grew up in Berkeley, California, and studied music and art history before going to seminary. Following ordination and work in Burundi (East Africa), I served congregations in Brooklyn, Cleveland, New Haven, Stamford, and Pueblo. I have taught at Yale University and Iliff Seminary, as well as at the Episcopal seminary in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Peter Robinson

Growing up as the son of an Anglican minister, Peter Robinson worked long and hard to avoid ordination — ultimately to no avail. He has served in parishes in England, France, and the Diocese of Toronto, where he continues to serve when given the opportunity. He currently teaches at Wycliffe College, where he is professor of proclamation, worship, and ministry. He and his wife Tiffany — who is close to completing her PhD on a theology of space — live a very busy life in East Toronto with three teenagers.

Bruce Robison

The Rev. Bruce Robison has served as rector of St. Andrew’s Church, Highland Park, in the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh since 1994. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (A.B., M.A.), Church Divinity School of the Pacific (M.Div.), and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (D.Min.). He is something of an old-fashioned Evangelical, but with Benedictine tendencies — and with a vocational affinity for life as Village Priest, Country Parson. Bruce occasionally serves in adjunct positions at Trinity School for Ministry and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. A Communion Partner Rector and an early contributor to Covenant, he is the author of occasional book reviews, mostly pastoralia, and keeps a blog of sermons and commentary.

Blake Sawicky

Fr. Blake Sawicky was educated at Yale Divinity School, Westcott House (Cambridge), University College London, and Wheaton College. He has served as a priest at Saint John’s Cathedral in Denver, St. Stephen’s Church in Providence, and as the Episcopal Chaplain to Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. Currently, Blake is on staff at the Church of St. Michael and St. George in St. Louis, Missouri, and he serves as a chaplain for the Royal School of Church Music summer course in Newport, Rhode Island. He enjoys fly-fishing, sailing, hiking, and local histories, with scholarly interests that include liturgy, music, and the historical geography of the biblical world. Fr. Blake posts his sermons online at www.frbsawicky.org.

Mac Stewart

Fr. Mac Stewart serves as curate at All Souls’ Episcopal Church in Oklahoma City. A collection of his Covenant posts is here. Mac was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he was baptized, confirmed, and sponsored for ordination at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church. He completed his undergraduate degree in Chapel Hill (UNC, 2009), where he was nurtured for a season among evangelicals in various campus ministry groups before ultimately settling in the ecclesial tradition of his youth, having discovered that “evangelical” and “catholic” are two sides of the same coin.

George Sumner

The Rt. Rev. Dr. George Sumner, ordained priest in Tanzania in 1981, is the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. He has served in cross-cultural ministry in Navajoland and has a doctorate in theology from Yale. Bishop Sumner is married to Stephanie Hodgkins and is father to Marta and Sam.

John A. Thorpe

John Thorpe is the chaplain at St. John’s Episcopal School in Dallas, Texas. His Covenant posts are here. He grew up in Oklahoma as a self-proclaimed “Protestant mutt,” becoming an Episcopalian in his teenage years through St. Augustine’s, Tempe, Arizona, and Church of the Good Shepherd in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. He attended Oral Roberts University, earning one degree in music composition and another in theological/historical studies in 2002.

Christopher Wells

Dr. Christopher Wells is executive director and editor of the Living Church Foundation. He oversees the publishing, budget, fundraising, marketing, and staff of TLC, and with his colleagues articulates the evolving mission and program of the foundation in collaboration with elected leadership. Christopher completed doctoral studies in historical theology at the University of Notre Dame and served as a lay leader in the Diocese of Northern Indiana, both of which conspired to lead him to TLC. He earned a B.A. at St. Olaf College and M.A.R. at Yale Divinity School.

George Westhaver

The Rev’d Dr. George Westhaver is the Principal of Pusey House, Oxford, and a fellow of St. Cross College. Pusey House was founded at the end of the 19th century to be a “house of sacred learning” and to serve as a chaplaincy to the University of Oxford from within the Catholic tradition of the Church of England. Pusey House offers students, and those who visit or find a home at the House, a full round of daily worship, opportunities for engaging with the intellectual life of the University, and a hospitable and growing body of students and others actively nurturing vocations and lives of Christian discipleship.

Paul Wheatley

Fr. Paul Wheatley is vicar of St. Augustine's Oak Cliff, a church merger and replant in Dallas, Texas. He spent his formative years in Denton. He's worked extensively in campus and student ministries, and has served on the Executive Council, the Church Planting Commission, and the Strategic Planning Commission of the Diocese of Dallas.

Clint Wilson

Fr. Clint Wilson is associate rector at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Nashville, Tennessee. He was born and raised in Birmingham, AL, where he also attended college. In 2006 he moved to Denver, CO to attend seminary, focusing on the academic discipline of Biblical Studies with the intention of doctoral work and teaching. However, he prayerfully discerned a call to ministry through a vibrant local parish — the same parish where he “walked the Canterbury Trail.”

Christopher Yoder

The Rev. Christopher Yoder serves as curate at Church of the Incarnation in Dallas, Texas. He grew up in a Mennonite church and on a dairy farm in the hills of western Pennsylvania.
He received his undergraduate degree in philosophy and theology from Wheaton College, where he took his first steps on the Canterbury trail. He discerned a vocation to the priesthood while studying at Duke Divinity School, earning his MDiv in 2012.