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.
A husband and a father of two children, he enjoys cooking in the wok and on the Big Green Egg, watching Daredevil and The Walking Dead, and listening to Foo Fighters.
Our unique task as stewards and caretakers of “this fragile earth, our island home,” as Eucharistic Prayer C puts it, is to participate in the unfolding of God’s new creation inaugurated in the resurrection of Jesus.