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The Rt. Rev. Alex Farmer
Bishop

The Rt. Rev. Alex Farmer was consecrated in 2022 as the second bishop of the Gulf Atlantic Diocese of the Anglican Church in North America.

Bp. Alex was first ordained in 2000 after serving an Episcopal church for three years as a youth minister. In 2002, he was called to St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Gainesville, Florida, a declining church in need of revitalization. He and the members of St. Michael’s reorganized in 2006 to found Servants of Christ Anglican Church, now a thriving congregation, where he served as rector until just after his election. Bp. Farmer has also served for many years as the priest-in-charge of Camp Araminta, a week-long summer camp ministry of the Gulf Atlantic Diocese. His ministry over the years has focused on the cost of discipleship, the call to unity, and the essential need to be quiet before the Lord–empowered by the Holy Spirit. He has been married to his wife, Jody, for 31 years. They have three adult children and three grandchildren.

 

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The Rt. Rev. Neil Lebhar
Assisting Bishop

The Right Reverend Neil G. Lebhar was consecrated in 2010 as the first bishop of the Gulf Atlantic Diocese of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA).

Before his election, Bishop Lebhar served as rector of Church of the Redeemer in Jacksonville, Florida, beginning in 1988. Before coming to Florida, he served as Assistant Rector at Truro Church in Fairfax, Virginia.

He and his wife Marcia were married in 1971. They have two daughters and a son, and nine grandchildren. They also have a foster daughter who has three children.

Bishop Lebhar received his B.A. from Princeton University in 1972 and holds masters degrees from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (1976) and Virginia Theological Seminary (1978). Neil and Marcia have led dozens of groups to study in the land of Israel. He loves the Lord, his family, and is grateful for the Lord’s mercy.

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The Rt. Rev. John E. Miller, III
Assisting Bishop

Following an 18-year career as a marine biologist, John attended Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA, earning a MDiv in 1993.

Ordained to the priesthood in 1994, John served as Assistant Rector of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Melbourne, FL (1993-96) and Rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Melbourne (1996-2004). In February 2004, John joined the Anglican Mission in the Americas (AMiA), planting Prince of Peace Anglican Church, Melbourne, that year.

He was consecrated as a Bishop of the AMiA in 2008 and served as one of the founding Bishops of the Anglican Church in North America. As a Bishop, John provided oversight to 30 AMiA churches located throughout the southeast. In 2012, he re-entered parish ministry, accepting a call as Rector of Christ Church, Vero Beach, where he remained until “retirement.” In addition to his role as Assisting Bishop of the Gulf Atlantic Diocese, John serves as a SoulCare Pastor, ministering to those struggling under the pressures of ordained leadership.

John has led three mission trips to Rwanda, and he and his wife, Joyce, have hosted seven pilgrimages to the Holy Land and another to Greece and Turkey to study the missionary journeys of the Apostle Paul.

He enjoys gardening, fishing, hiking, and travel.

Missional Ministry Team

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The Venerable Dr. Jessica Jones
Archdeacon

Jessica Jones was raised in the parish and diocesan ministry and was ordained in 2017. She serves as the Bishop’s Archdeacon and Canon for Leadership, which includes next generation discipleship, ordination preparation, clergy transfers, and clergy education. She has served in a variety of parish positions, including as a worship leader, as a Director for Christian Formation, and as an Executive Pastor. Jessica's educational experience has set her up to blend education, worship, and theology; she holds a Ph.D., a Specialist's degree, and a Master's degree, all in Educational Leadership, a Doctorate in Worship Studies, and her undergraduate degree is in Music Education. Jessica is the Associate Academic Dean, Thesis Director, and Professor at the Webber Institute for Worship Studies. She also currently serves as the Provincial Canon for Next Generation Leadership for the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) and on the Vision 2030 strategic planning team for the ACNA.



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The Rev. Canon Taylor Bodoh
Canon for Church Planting


Together with his wife Karissa and daughters Avila and Norah, Taylor has a special passion for raising up and sending out leaders into the mission of Christ, for racial reconciliation, and for calling artists and skeptics to give Jesus a fresh hearing. Taylor has also served on the national church planting leadership team for the ACNA called Always Forward, and is a founding member of the Anglican Multiethnic Network (AMEN).


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The Rev. Canon Mark Eldredge
Interim Canon
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Mark was born near Buffalo, NY but grew up in Palm Coast, FL. He received his Bachelor of Science from Florida State University and his Master of Divinity from Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA. After serving as an Associate Priest for three years at an Episcopal Church in Midland, TX, Mark moved to Jacksonville to be the Senior Pastor of Epiphany Episcopal Church. While leading that church through revitalization, he also moved the church into what has become the Anglican Church of North America. After 14 years in that church, Mark also serves a similar role as the Director of Church Revitalization for the American Anglican Council serving the Anglican Church in North America. Mark is married to his best friend, Ame, has three children from 26 to 16, and one grandson. 

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Ms. Michelle Herbst
MLA Coordinator and
Missional Ministry Associate
 


Administration & Support

 

Mr. Chris McCarthy
Executive Administrator
 

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Mr. Dennis Kelemen
Bookkeeper & Treasurer

Dennis has lived in Jacksonville, Titusville, Gainesville, and Palatka Florida. Dennis attended the University of Florida, receiving an undergraduate degree in Accounting, and the University of North Florida, receiving a Master’s degree in Business Administration. Dennis has worked in the accounting departments of several companies in various industries. These industries include healthcare, architecture and engineering, and pulp and paper.

These experiences include managing professional and clerical staff, implementing new accounting systems, working on cross-functional teams responsible for responding to audits, implementation of strategies to retain or procure customers, and complying with regulations or service agreements.

Dennis has attended All Souls Anglican or Calvary Anglican church in Jacksonville Florida. He has been a member of All Souls from 1981 to 2000, Calvary from 2001 to 2012, and a member of All Souls from 2012 to current. He serves on the Missions Committee at All Souls. He has led several missions trips to Dominican Republic and was on the missions team to Honduras. Dennis has taught several Sunday School classes on Missions, and Biblical prophecy.

Dennis has been married to Marilou for 42 years and has two grown children.


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Rev. Dr. Samuel J. Horowitz
Communications Director

Samuel was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL, and came to faith through as a child in an Anglican congregation. He earned a Doctor of Worship Studies degree from the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies, a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Jacksonville), and a degree in Family Youth and Community Science from the University of Florida. 

He was ordained a deacon in 2010 and a priest in 2011 and has served parishes in the Jacksonville and Metro DC areas. In addition to his work for the Diocese, he is Assistant Pastor and Technical Director at Grace Anglican Church in Fleming Island, and a Missionary Companion of the NAMS Network.

He has one son.