Hosts of the 2017 Provincial Assembly

Foley Beach Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church in North America

The Most Reverend Doctor Foley Beach was elected the Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America on June 22, 2014. He is also the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the South, headquartered in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia.

Archbishop Beach is a graduate of Georgia State University, the University of the South, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He began his ministry by serving teenagers through Young Life. Prior to serving as archbishop and bishop, he planted and led Holy Cross Anglican Church in Loganville, Georgia.

The scripture verse that has most guided his ministry is Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” (ESV)

Archbishop Beach can be heard on radio stations in the U.S. and around the world via his teaching ministry, A Word from the Lord, and his One-Minute Message, an evangelism outreach to the unchurched.

He and his wife are life-long Georgians, and have two adult children.

Stewart Ruch Bishop of the Diocese of the Upper Midwest, Rector of the Church of the Resurrection (Wheaton, IL)

Bishop Stewart Ruch was consecrated as the bishop of the Diocese of the Upper Midwest in 2013. His vision is to see a Revival of Word and Sacrament Infused by the Holy Spirit in the Upper Midwest.

Stewart has been the rector of Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton Illinois since 1999. With a focus on the presence of God, prayer and fasting, and a collaborative and creative leadership culture, Resurrection has grown from 150 to 1000 in attendance. In most recent years there has been an increase in conversions. In the past dozen years, Resurrection has planted six churches.

Stewart is married to Katherine, and they have six children. Their first love and passion is raising their children and developing their family as a “domestic church.”

Stewart has a Master’s in Theology from Wheaton College.

William Beasley Chair, 2017 Provincial Assembly

Rev. Canon William Beasley serves as Executive Director of the Greenhouse Movement, working directly with Archbishop Foley Beach in the Anglican Church in North America to help establish new congregations in the Upper Midwest and throughout North America. He is both a regional leader and a rector of multiplying congregations. Canon William is passionate about bringing people together for evangelism, mission, and worship, bringing souls into the transforming presence of Jesus Christ.

Canon William graduated from Wheaton College in 1976 and spent a few years in the work force before attending Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, graduating in 1984. He has been active as a pastor for the past twenty-seven years. During that time, he served as senior pastor of Church of the Resurrection in Chicago and planted Church of the Redeemer Parish and simultaneously launched several English and Spanish-speaking congregations in diverse communities in collaboration with lay catechists.