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.

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 rector of Christ Church, Cooperstown, New York. 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. He trained for the priesthood at Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, receiving his M.Div. in 2011.

Matt Boulter

Fr. Matt Boulter is the associate rector at Christ Church in Tyler, Texas, and a PhD candidate in medieval philosphy at the University of Dallas. His dissertation research is focused on the Habilitationschrift of Joseph Ratzinger (a.k.a. Pope Benedict XVI), The Theology of History in St. Bonaventure. Matt also blogs at

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

The Rev. Dr. Matthew Burdette is a curate at Church of the Good Shepherd in Dallas and serves as associate program director of the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology.

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!

Tony Clavier

The Rt. Rev. Tony Clavier is a retired bishop, now serving two missions in the Diocese of Springfield. He is co-editor of The Anglican Digest and an occasional blogger.

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

The Rev. Dr. Zachary Guiliano is an associate editor of The Living Church, and a deacon of the Church of England, serving as assistant curate at St. Bene't's Church, Cambridge. 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.

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).

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 currently serves as interim rector at St. Augustine's Oak Cliff, and as Assistant Editor for the Living Church Foundation, managing the Daily Devotional.

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, which encompasses central and southern Illinois. For his many sins, he is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nashotah House, his seminary alma mater. Among the members of the House of Bishops, he hangs out with the group known as the Communion Partners. He has previously served parishes in the dioceses of Northern Indiana, San Joaquin, and Louisiana.

Hannah Matis

Hannah W. Matis 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, where she completed her doctoral dissertation on the early medieval exegesis of the Song of Songs. She is an avid amateur singer, 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

Fr. Esau McCaulley is assistant professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Northeastern Seminary in Rochester, New York. He recently completed his Ph.D. in New Testament at the University of St Andrews where he studied 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

Mark Michael is the rector of St. Francis Episcopal Church, 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.

Brandt Montgomery

The Rev. Brandt L. Montgomery currently serves as the Associate Rector of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana, having recently served for three years as Chaplain of Ascension Episcopal School, its parochial day school.

David Ney

The Rev. Dr. David Ney is a native of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, and a priest in the Anglican Church of Canada. He currently serves as assistant professor of Church history at Trinity School for Ministry, in Ambridge, Pennsylvania.

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 Canon to the Ordinary in the Diocese of Tennessee. For six years he was rector of St. Mary of the Angels Church in Orlando, Florida. Andrew and his wife, Amber, live with their two children and two cats in Nashville, Tennessee. He has a book of Christian apologetics forthcoming from New Growth Press.

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 currently stays at home with her two children. Most recently she has served associate rector and priest associate 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 loves reading fiction, traveling, and spending time with her husband Dan Puryear and their two children.

Ephraim Radner

Ephraim Radner is 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. His doctorate from Yale Divinity School is in systematic theology.

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

Mac Stewart

Fr. Mac Stewart is studying for a doctorate in historical theology at the Catholic University of America, and serves as assistant priest at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Potomac, Maryland.

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.

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 a PhD student in Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity at the University of Notre Dame, studying manuscript evidence of the reception of the Gospels as a fourfold canon. He is a priest of the Diocese of Dallas.

Clint Wilson

Fr. Clint Wilson is associate rector for Christian Faith and formation at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Nashville, and serves as the ecumenical officer for the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee.

Abigail Woolley

Abigail Woolley lives in Dallas, Texas, where she is pursuing a PhD in Christian ethics at Southern Methodist University. She is a member of Church of the Incarnation.

Christopher Yoder

Fr. Christopher Yoder serves at Church of the Incarnation in Dallas, Texas. Christopher is married to Audra, who is, inter alia, a historian of imperial Russia. They have a son, Peter.