Ælred Bernard Dean serves as Priest-in-Charge at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Middlesboro, Kentucky. Having recently completed his MDiv at the Sewanee School of Theology at the University of the South, he continues to serve the university as a trustee. He writes theological articles on the intersection of Christianity and social justice for Hospitality, a publication of the Catholic Worker through the Open Door Community in Atlanta. He is married to Dr. James M. Elledge; and in Atlanta, they have two puggles (Lola and Ronnie).
Thomas Lawrence Greer A lifelong native of Nashville, Thomas is a Registered Nurse serving as a nursing instructor in the Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Nashville’s practical nursing program, one of the largest such programs in the region. He teaches fundamentals, medical-surgical nursing, and conducts clinical rotations for the student in the adult medical-surgical populations. Thomas Lawrence also works in the Access Center at the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute as an access coordinator. He is currently working on a certification as a legal nurse consultant through the Vickie Millazo Institute. He will begin the MSN in Nursing Education through Excelsior College in the spring of 2017. He is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and the American Nurses Association. His parish is Saint Ann’s, Nashville, where he serves as acolyte, chalice bearer, and most recently became co-chair of the Altar Guild. In winter, he continues to serve at Room in the Inn, a city-wide shared ecumenical ministry for recovering individuals.
Mark Andrew Jones is Rector of Saint Nicholas Church in Pompano Beach, Florida, part of the Diocese of Southeast Florida. At the diocesan level, Mark Andrew is an elected member of the Disciplinary Board and also serves on the Clergy/Lay Insurance, Compensation, and Constitution & Canons Committees. In the community , he is a volunteer chaplain for the Broward County Sheriff's office, one of fifteen, and the only Episcopal priest. Mark Andrew also is an attorney licensed to practice law in Florida and Illinois, and he is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Appellate, County, and Family Mediator. He and his spouse, Diane, selectively accept private consulting engagements for alternative dispute resolutions services, employment investigations and assessments, management consulting, coaching, and training.
Bo Alexander Armstrong serves as Minister Provincial for Province 4. He is a communicant at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, is a licensed Lay Preacher, and serves among the homeless citizens of downtown Chattanooga. He is married to Lynn and has two sons, Christopher and Devon. He is also the very proud grandfather of Adelaide and Barden. He works as an IT professional in the Chattanooga area.
Larry Walter Reich serves as head verger and as a Eucharistic minister in Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is an Education for Ministry (EFM) graduate, and advocates for victims of violent crime. He currently works for Ruby Falls in Chattanooga.
Max Steele (Born January 26, 1971; Professed July 22, 2017; Died December 12, 2017), was a member of St. Paul’s, Chattanooga, where he sang bass in the Senior Choir. He also attended Southside Abbey, serving on the council as treasurer. As a Desert Storm veteran and former U.S. Army Field Artilleryman, he was also an active member of several veterans’ organizations. Max enjoyed playing classical piano, and was a devoted husband and father.
Angel Roque is verger at his home parish of St. Bernard de Clairvaux in North Miami Beach, Florida, and is also one the founders of the fastest-growing Hispanic ministries in the Diocese of Southeast Florida. Angel also holds the office of vice-president for the R. K. Rolason Convocation of Vergers of his diocese, where he serves as a mentor and advisor to fellow vergers. He currently serves on a men’s Cursillo team and has the position of Chapel Cha. Angel is also an aspirant for Holy Orders. He serves with the homeless community in Fort Lauderdale, where he resides, and is working on a food/kitchen safety program for church kitchens of the diocese.
Tommy Mandri worships and works at Iglesia Episcopal Todos Los Santos in Miami, Florida, where he serves as Organist, Choral Director, member of the Altar Guild, Eucharistic Minister, and Lay Reader. He also serves in the Hispanic ministries of the Diocese of Southeast Florida. Tommy resides with his seven-year-old cat, Channel.
Postulant Thomas Scott Burnham was born and raised in Southern Florida. His spiritual journey began early while he served as an altar boy in the Roman Catholic Church. In his twenties he moved to New England and became a chemical lab supervisor; in his thirties he moved to Tennessee and became an Optician. Later, he became an addiction counselor and found his life’s calling. He passionately serves the homeless, and graciously helps the addicted recover. While specializing in eating disorders and all aspects of alcohol and drug addiction, he has discovered a kinship for the marginalized and the forgotten in our society. At his parish, St. Mary’s Church in Bonita Springs, Florida, he serves as an usher, acolyte, and lector.
Richard John Lorino has retired from a 30-year career in hospital ministry and a 40-year career in parish ministry. A Board Certified Chaplain, he was a staff chaplain at a major Level I Trauma Center in Westchester County, New York, for 15 years, moving on to become Director of The Department of Pastoral Care and Education at White Plains Hospital. As Organist and Choirmaster, he served at several Westchester churches and spent the last 25 years of that career at St. John’s Church, South Salem, New York, where he was also called upon to teach and preach regularly. Trained in Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisory Education, Rick supervised a Clinical Pastoral Training program for Vocational Deacon candidates in the Episcopal Diocese of New York. In 1992, he founded Fessenden House, a Gregorian ministry which provided housing for men in recovery until it closed its doors in June 2017. Rick now lives in Vero Beach, Florida, and is a member of Saint Augustine of Canterbury Church, Vero Beach
Postulant Carlos Roberto Fernandez was born and raised in the suburbs of Miami, Florida. His spiritual journey has taken him from the Roman Catholicism of his youth, to the Reformed Tradition, and finally to the via media of the Anglican Tradition in the Episcopal Church. Carlos has lived in New York and Chicago over the years. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Miami, a Master of Theology with a focus on medieval theology from Chicago Theological Seminary, and a Master of Library and Information Science from Florida State University. He is a medical librarian at Cleveland Clinic Florida, located in Weston, Florida. He is a member of Saint Bernard de Clairvaux Episcopal Church (the Ancient Spanish Monastery and Gardens) in North Miami Beach, Florida. At St. Bernard’s he volunteers his time in the gardens and is often called upon to be a lay reader. During his free-time, Carlos enjoys reading historical mystery and horror novels, reading the works of his favorite medieval theologians, watching British clergy solve crimes on TV, and spending time with his three cats.
Postulant Isaac Ruiz-Solá was born in New York City and, at age ten, moved with his parents to the island of Puerto Rico, where he currently lives. From an early age he developed skills in Fine Arts, which led him to follow the path of teaching, and eventual university studies in education and administration. He retired in 2019 from 30 years of service in the Puerto Rico Department of Education as a teacher and, for over 20 years, a School Director. He also retired the same year with 21 years of service in the United States Armed Forces as a veteran in the Puerto Rico Army National Guard and having also served in the Puerto Rico Air Force National Guard. Currently, he is completing a Master’s Degree in Divinity at the Episcopal Seminary of Saint Peter and Saint Paul at Bayamón, Puerto Rico, towards his preparation for the ordained priesthood. Isaac assists at St. Luke the Evangelist Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Puerto Rico, where he serves as an acolyte, lector and treasurer. He also serves as a Volunteer Chaplain at St. Luke Medical Center in Ponce.