“Fifty Flourishing” in Five Years: Announcing the 2023-2028 Strategic Plan
2024 Staffing Changes
2023 Synod Recap & Election Results
Equipping the Saints: Spring 2024 Center for Ministry Training Event
Strategic Plan Overview
December 2023 Announcements
2024 Staffing Changes
Araminta 2023 Recap
A Glimpse of a Hoped-For Future: Reflections on GAFCON IV
As we celebrate the new start to the Church year, the diocesan staff is celebrating some new additions to our team beginning January 1. Please cover these individuals and their ministries in prayer, that their work would benefit the Church and glorify God!
The Rev. Christopher Jones
Canon for Next Generation Ministry
The first change was announced at Synod: the Rev. Christopher Jones will join the staff as the new Canon for Next Generation Ministry. Father Christopher comes with years of dedicated service to the youth of our diocese and a deep passion for evangelism. He has already hit the ground running and we expect to hear much more from him in the new year regarding how we as a diocese can continue to reach the next generation. Along with his next gen work, Christopher will also head up our new Learning Management System (the new online system for training clergy and laypeople). Lastly, in conjunction with this diocesan role, Christopher has taken the role of Associate Rector for Youth and Young Adults at All Souls Anglican Church, Jacksonville. We know All Souls, as well as the Diocese as a whole, will benefit from Christopher serving in full-time ministry for the next generation of the Church.
The Rev. Craig Brown
Associate for Congregational Health
As announced just before Synod, the Rev. Canon Mark Eldredge will move into a full-time role as COO of the American Anglican Council. We wish him well in that ministry and know his work will continue to benefit the Province. As a result, the Rev. Craig Brown will come on staff to help with congregational health. Craig is a licensed mental health counselor. His background, expertise, and experience as a Rector will be invaluable in 2024.
The Rev. John Commins
Bishop’s Liaison for Retired Clergy
Finally, the Rev. John Commins will begin serving the retired clergy of the diocese in January. His work will enable the Diocese to offer stronger support for our retired clergy as well as increase communication across our clergy. We are thankful for John’s leadership in this area!
Thanking God for these additions and for each of you,
Jessica Jones, Archdeacon