Leaders & Guests

Assembly 2017 welcomes a vibrant and venerable team of special guests, sub-conference and movement leaders, workshop instructors and team equippers.

Michael Wright Facilitator of Jubilee!

Pastor Michael Wright has been the Senior Pastor of True Freedom Cornerstone for 15 years. He planted the church on the West side of Chicago in March of 2001 with a vision to be a blessing to all who cross his path. Pastor Wright’s heart and the vision of his church is to do just what Jesus did by ministering to whomever is right in front of him at any time.  True Freedom is a core member with Cornerstone Anglican Parish after the Holy Spirit brought him together with Canon William Beasley and the Greenhouse Movement.

Pastor Wright graduated from Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He was trained at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and has done Master’s work at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Mark Phillip Stevenson Academic Dean of Trinity School for Ministry

The Venerable Mark Stevenson, PhD was ordained to the vocational diaconate in 1998. He has served as archdeacon of the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh for more than a decade, first under Archbishop Robert Duncan and now under The Rt Rev James Hobby. He retired in December as Academic Dean of Trinity School for Ministry.

Trained in the theater, Dr. Stevenson has a passion for training laypeople and clergy in the public recitation of Scripture. He invites all deacons attending the assembly to meet, pray, share, and fellowship at the Deacon’s Workshop.

Nate Beasley Director, Greenhouse Campus Fellowship

Deacon Nate Beasley is a full-time missionary with Greenhouse Campus Fellowship. His passion is to multiply campus congregations centered on the Gospel, Community, and Mission to reach college students in need of the transforming love of Christ.

He currently is part of starting a new congregation called Cornerstone Chicago, near the University of Illinois at Chicago. Alongside ministry, Nate started a small juggling business in 2008 and performs at many venues including Navy Pier and Six Flags. Nate is married and enjoys spending a lot of time with his wife, Sarah and their twins [names].

Jonathan Kindberg Caminemos Juntos Leader

Rev. Jonathan Kindberg is the co-facilitator with Gabe Garcia of the ¡Caminemos Juntos! movement. Having grown up in Latin America, he has a passion for cross-cultural ministry and has helped start several Hispanic congregations in Chicago.

Jonathan serves as a movement leader with the Greenhouse Movement, as the dean of the Greenhouse deanery in Mexico, and on the executive council for the Provincial Assembly 2017.

 

Jens Notstad Director of MissioCorps, Church Planter in South Central Wisconsin

The Reverend Jens Notstad serves Light of Christ parish in Wisconsin. A Wisconsin native, he began working for the Greenhouse Movement after graduating from Northwestern University and helped grow the Redeemer Parish of congregations, served on college campuses, in care facilities, and with diverse populations on the north side of Chicago. Jens and his wife Karen and their daughter Wilma now reside in Wisconsin, raising up new congregations throughout the state, especially among vulnerable and under-served populations. They desire to see the campuses and countryside renewed and transformed through God’s redeeming love.

MissioCorps seeks to start congregations among the most vulnerable and under-resourced in our society. These brothers and sisters have gifts the church needs, and none of them are to be looked down upon or treated as expendable. Those that seem least honorable deserve the most honor (1 Cor 12:16-23).

Eddy Davila Coordinator of the New Generation Initiative for ¡Caminemos Juntos!

Eddy Davila serves within the Greenhouse Movement as a youth ministries coordinator for two local Latino congregations in Chicagoland. He is coordinator of the New Generation Initiative, a rising movement which seeks to disciple and raise up second-generation Latino leaders for the ACNA.

He is originally from Nicaragua and studied at Wheaton College. Eddy also has a passion for bridging the Anglo and Latino Anglican communities. He is married to Ashley Davila and they reside in Glen Ellyn, IL.

Keith Hartsell Leader of Equipped to Heal

Father Keith Hartsell serves as the Rector of the Redeemer Anglican Parish, a parish with 6 distinct congregations on the north side of Chicago. He also serves as the Greenhouse Movement’s Chicagoland Regional Leader. Prior to his involvement with Greenhouse, he served at Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton, IL for 13 years under Bishop Stewart Ruch, III.

Fr. Keith leads the Equipped to Heal conferences through Greenhouse Movement in an effort to equip leaders in the church to provide pastoral care and minister through healing prayer. Keith has been married to his wife, Dawn for 15 years and they have six children: Alyana (12), Xander (9), Justin (7), and Stephen (5), Christopher (3), and Michael (2).

Lindsey Feldman Leader of the Community VBS movement

Lindsey Feldman is the Children’s Ministry Director at All Saints’ Church in Woodbridge, VA and leader of the Community VBS (CVBS) movement. Lindsey also chairs the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic’s Child Protection Committee and trains Child Protection Workshop Leaders throughout the diocese and in other denominations. With a BSW and a MA in Counseling, Lindsey worked for many years as a Probation Officer and Family Counselor for the Juvenile Court and helped establish and lead the Juvenile Justice Parenting Program through Cooperative Extension.

As the Community VBS Director, Lindsey travels to more than 35 local sites annually and has journeyed to Sudan, Nicaragua and Jamaica to join teams of volunteers taking the Gospel to mission doorsteps in many cultures. In 2016, the Community VBS movement was featured in a workshop at the New Wineskins Mission Conference.

Community Vacation Bible School (CVBS) is a partnership of churches from different denominations united in the mission of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and loving their neighbors. This unique model of stationary and mobile missionary teams reaches people in local yards, parks and shelters who have never heard of Jesus or experienced His love and may never step inside a church building.

Stephen Leung Suffragan Bishop for Asian and Multicultural Ministries in the Anglican Network in Canada

The Rt. Rev. Stephen Leung is Suffragan Bishop for Asian and multicultural ministries in the Anglican Network in Canada. Since 1990 Bishop Stephen has been Rector of the Anglican Network Church of the Good Shepherd, a 127-year-old parish in Vancouver, BC, Canada, spearheading gospel outreach and church planting among the Chinese community and growing a multi-generational church in the city.

After being consecrated as bishop in 2009, Bishop Stephen oversees planting of ethnic congregations and advocates raising and collaboration of both the immigrant and local-born leadership. Bishop Stephen has a Th.M. from Regent College and has lectured in seminaries in Canada and Hong Kong on the subject matter of his thesis “Face-Shame in the Chinese Culture: A Divine Reverse for Spiritual Growth in Christian Community,” which is relevant to many Asian cultures.

Dave Frincke Co-Founder of United Adoration

The Reverend Dave Frincke is the co-founder and Greenhouse Movement leader for United Adoration. He is also the Senior Pastor at Heartland Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana and a Deacon in the Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes.

With over 20 years of experience writing, recording and producing music (including several musicals), Dave has a passion to bring songwriters together to create fresh music for the Sacramental Church.

Dan Alger Provincial Canon for Church Planting

The Revered Canon Dan Alger leads the efforts of our Province to create a strong movement of church planting that multiplies healthy churches and healthy church planters. Dan has a long history in church planting, having helped church planters and church plants as a friend, trainer and coach for many years. He is currently planting a church in the greater Atlanta area, before that having started a church in Fayetteville, NC in the military community surrounding Fort Bragg where he was Pastor for 10 years.

Dan is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Trinity School for Ministry. Alongside his work for the Province, he also currently serves as the Canon for Church Planting for the Anglican Diocese of the South. Dan is married to Karen and they have two young sons. For fun, Dan is also a musician, disc golfer and home brewer.

Christopher Klukas Chairman of the Anglican Family Working Group of the ACNA Committee on Catechesis

The Rev. Christopher Klukas recently became the Rector of The Church of the Good Samaritan in Middleburg, FL, a part of the Gulf Atlantic Diocese. He is also chairman of the Anglican Family Working Group of the ACNA Committee on Catechesis. A father to five small children, Christopher is keenly interested in nurturing faith in the home and teaching other parents how to live out their faith with their children.

Fr. Klukas graduated from Nashotah House Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity in 2006. He is nearing completion of a Doctor of Ministry degree at Trinity School for Ministry with a focus on liturgy and catechesis. He has been married to the Rev. Carrie Klukas for ten wonderful years.

Christian and Evelyn Zúñiga Missionaries of the Greenhouse Movement and Movimiento San Pablo

Christian and Evelyn Zúñiga began their vocational careers in business and physical education. But after receiving a call from God into full time ministry, they left their careers to pursue missionary work, as pastoral counselors and teachers.

Seven years later, they joined the Greenhouse Movement and the Movimiento San Pablo, and are now developing a Hispanic outreach for Christ the King in New Braunfels, Texas. They hail from La Trinidad, the largest Anglican church in Santiago, Chile.

Travis Boline Provincial Secretary of the ACNA

The Reverend Doctor Travis Boline is the Rector of All Saint’s Anglican Church. She received her Master of Divinity Degree from Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA in 2000 and her Doctor of Ministry in Spiritual Formation and Preaching from Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, AL in 2011.

Mtr. Travis also serves the Anglican Church in North America as Provincial Secretary, is a member of the Executive Committee, and serves on both the Governance Task Force and the Ecumenical Relations Task Force. In the Gulf Atlantic Diocese, she serves on the Ordination Preparation Team. Mtr. Travis and her husband, Doug, have two grown children, no grandchildren (yet!) and one very spoiled dog named Rhea.

The Clergywomen’s Gathering will be an opportunity for the clergywomen of the ACNA to make connections, share reflections, and to pray for one another.