The commitment of the staff and leadership at Wilmore Anglican Church is at the heart of what makes us a living, thriving church. They are dedicated to serving the community and strengthening the impact of our church on people’s lives.
Rick is the immensely grateful and equally proud husband of Christy and father of Katy, Will, David and Jeffrey! Born and raised in Lake Placid, FL, Rick has spent his adult life also calling Kentucky and Southern California "home", while additionally enjoying short (four year stays) in Oklahoma and Western North Carolina. A graduate of Asbury Seminary (1994) and Fuller Seminary (2007), Rick is a true theological mutt - having also served the United Methodist Church and the Evangelical Free Church for more than 25 years combined. Rick "walked the Canterbury Trail" to Anglicanism over the past decade, and was formally Confirmed Anglican in 2019, and ordained Deacon in 2020, and finally as Priest in 2021 (all in the ACNA). Now living in Wilmore for a second time (he previously served Wilmore as a youth pastor in the 90's), Rick's serving as Rector at Wilmore Anglican has been a "coming home" in so many ways: relational, vocational and theological!
Jo Lisa McKenzie
Assisting Priest overseeing Prayer, Spiritual Formation and Women Ministries
Jo has been in ministry leadership with churches and para church organizations for almost thirty years. Her primary calling is to prayer, to attend to God. She was first ordained in 2007 as a Minister of the Gospel in the House of Prayer, then in 2021 as a Deacon, and in 2022 as a Priest in the Anglican Church North America Since 2004 Jo has lead a ministry called Sanctuary, offering a sacred space in the heart of Wilmore for prayer, worship and rest in God’s presence. She is a certified Spiritual Director and serves WAC as an Assisting Priest where she gives oversight to Prayer, Spiritual Formation, and Women Ministries. Jo and her husband, Joel, have been married for 39 years. They have six children and four grandchildren. Jo loves art and beauty, kayaking, travel, and offering hospitality in beautiful spaces she creates.
Assisting Priest overseeing Worship and Anglican Formation
Jonathan is an ordained Priest at Wilmore Anglican Church. He has been married to his wife, Faith, since 2005, and is the father of Audrey Grace and Elizabeth Joy. In addition to his service in music and worship leadership at Wilmore Anglican Church, Jonathan is the Assistant Professor of Worship and the Associate Dean of the E. Stanley Jones School of Mission and Ministry at Asbury Theological Seminary, where he has served since the summer of 2017. Jonathan also oversees the Anglican Studies and Formation programs at Asbury.
Assisting Priest ordained to the Marketplace and the Academy
Dan was ordained priest to the Marketplace and to the Academy and serves WAC as an Assisting Priest, focussing on Financial Discipleship and College age Discipleship. Dan has been married to Mary since 1990 and has two adult children, Bonnie and James, a daughter-in-law Carly and a grandson due in 2024. Mary and Dan served on the YoungLife staff for 21 years in New Jersey, Florida and Kentucky. Since 2008 Dan has served full time as Executive Director of a Christian Foundation funded out of pre-tax tithing from profits of a Family of Companies. (If Dan is not around on Sunday he is most likely traveling to one of these partners or speaking on God's Economy.) Dan earned his Masters of Divinity from Fuller Seminary and his Doctorate in Missiology, focussing on emerging leadership from Asbury Seminary. Dan has been involved at Asbury University as a lecturer in the Dayton School of Business since 2012 and is the volunteer Chaplain for the Asbury Baseball Team.
Canon for Culture and Mission, Diocese of the Carolinas
Winfield Bevins is an author, artist, and Anglican priest. As a minister and an artist, he has been working at the intersection of art, faith, and the church for more than two decades. He is the founding director of Creo Arts and artist-in-residence and affiliate professor at Asbury Theological Seminary. Winfield is the author of numerous books, including Liturgical Mission and Ever Ancient Ever New, and Marks of a Movement. Winfield is married to Kay, and they have three daughters, Elizabeth, Anna Belle, and Caroline.
Jeff was born and raised in Wilmore—met Donna at
Barre, Vermont. The summer after their wedding Jeff left carpentry to start their art and frame business. During this time their children—Aaron and Aubrey—were born. In 1990 they sold the business and within a year Jeff became a director in Asbury University’s Physical Plant—for 10 years.
In 2002, Jeff (& Donna) accepted leadership of Ichthus Ministries—producer of the Ichthus Music Festival. In 2009, Jeff returned to the art business focusing on interior design services. Jeff and Donna received the Lord’s call in the late 1980’s and have been part of renewal movements,
church planting and leadership, and music teams
ever since. Wilmore Anglican has been their church home since 2016, where Jeff was ordained deacon in Jan. 2021.
Cody moved to Wilmore from Tennessee in 2016 to pursue his studies at Asbury Theological Seminary and graduated with a MDiv degree in 2020. He was ordained a transitional deacon in September of 2022 and has since served at Wilmore Anglican in a variety of capacities. Some of which are overseeing our Community Shepherding Team ministry, helping with organizing our Daily Office prayer ministry, and coordinating and assisting with our worship services. Aside from his life with Jesus, Cody’s greatest passion is for his wife, Mary, and his children, Abigail and Shepherd. In his free time he enjoys spending quality time with them, reading books, enjoying the outdoors, and playing music.
Director of Children's Ministry
Karina Taylor is originally from Georgia. She moved here 5 years ago for her husband Caleb to attend Asbury Seminary. They have two daughters, Audea and Olivia, who they have home schooled for the past 10 years. Karina serves in all areas of children's ministry and teaches in children's church for ages 6-12.
Tech and Worship Coordinator
Madeline, her husband Will and their golden retriever, Willett (not named after Will) moved to Wilmore from central Ohio in January of 2022 so Will could finish his degree at the seminary. Madeline has been leading and assisting in all things tech and worship for a little over 5 years and began serving at WAC in the summer of '22. In addition to serving at WAC she has a small business, Made Wright LLC, making dresses and other handmade items. Madeline thoroughly enjoys a good latte, a good book and good company.
Susie serves at the administrative assistant for WAC, a part-time position which brings her great joy. She also serves on the vestry and in children's ministries. During the remainder of her work week she works as a bookkeeper/paralegal/personal assistant for a businessman in Nicholasville (less joy, more money). Susie lives in Wilmore with her husband, Rick. They have three adult children, one strange dog, lots of houseplants, and hundreds of books.