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Office of the Archbishop


The Most Rev. Dr. Foley Beach

Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church in North America, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the South

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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, Allison, are life-long Georgians and have two adult children.. For more information please visit his webpage here.


The Venerable Canon Dr. Jon (Jack) I. Lumanog

Archbishop's Canon and Chief Operating Officer

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Canon Lumanog is the Archbishop's Canon and Chief Operating Officer for the Anglican Church in North America, and oversees the overall function, development and administration of the Province. He is also a National Trustee of the Anglican Relief and Development Fund and a Chaplain with the United States Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol where he holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Canon Lumanog was ordained a deacon in 2000 and a priest in 2002. Previously, he served as a diocesan executive, senior pastor and church planter with additional corporate experience in radio and television news and in directing advertising and marketing for a national newspaper. Canon Jack and his wife, Amy, have two daughters, Ainsley Mae and Hadley Grace.


The Rev. Canon Dan Alger

Canon for Church Planting

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Dan is leading 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.


The Rev. Canon Andrew Gross

Canon for Communications and Media Relations

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The Rev. Canon Andrew Gross serves as the press officer for the Anglican Church in North America, and oversees the Province's internal and external communications platforms. With a background in writing, photography, and design as well as ten years of experience in parish ministry the Rev. Gross brings a unique combination of skills to the office. Canon Andrew is a graduate of Calvin College (Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy) and the Virginia Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity).


Betty Shanks

Assistant to the Archbishop

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Betty Shanks leads the administrative operation of the Archbishop's office in Georgia, and supports the Bishop’s travel and scheduling. Betty started working for Archbishop Beach as his assistant at the Anglican Diocese of the South before its official birth in 2010. She is married to R. C. Shanks. She grew up in Opelika, AL. ”After attending and working at Auburn University, I moved from there in 1974 and worked and lived in Maryland, Sicily, and Virginia. I moved to Georgia in 1998 and worked in the corporate world in downtown Atlanta and Buckhead. I accepted a job at Holy Cross, Loganville, Georgia in 2008 and then for the Diocese of the South in 2010. I’ve enjoyed many hobbies in my life including golfing, bowling, gardening, sewing, and now my favorite is playing and teaching Mah Jongg!” Betty shared, “I consider my greatest achievement is my son, who gave me a wonderful daughter-in-law and two grandchildren, all living in Jacksonville, FL.”


Anglican Church in North America Staff


The Rev. Kirk Patterson

Controller

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As Controller for the Anglican Church in North America, Rev. Patterson plays the vital role of managing the financial matters of the Province. Ordained a Deacon in 2006, he joined the accounting staff of the Anglican Communion Network in 2007 and continued his work at the Anglican Church in North America beginning in 2009. Kirk is a graduate of Trinity School for Ministry. He and his wife, Tricia, are also involved in ministry in the Conway, Pa., area. When not playing with his four children, Kirk enjoys coaching basketball, playing piano and training his Black Lab, Mozart.


Pam Norris

Coordinator of Special Projects

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Pam Norris has been the Coordinator of Special Projects for the Provincial Office since May 2013. Her duties include answering the phone, coordinating Provincial meetings, and administrative support for the staff in Ambridge. Pam is a graduate of Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. Before her work at the Anglican Church in North America, she held positions at an international tradeshow company in Pittsburgh. She has been a Christian since 1991 and is active in her church. Pam has been married to her husband, Rod for 28 years and has two grown children, John and Sarah, and a daughter-in-law, Jess. Pam and Rod enjoy trips to Penn State to see John and Jess, golfing, gardening and game nights.


Abby Opal

Accounting & Communications Clerk

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Abby has been part of the Provincial Office since August 2013. She serves on the communication and finance teams in various ways including, but not limited to: processing donor contributions and deposits, writing and processing invoices, website maintenance and development, assisting with the annual congregational report, the bi-annual magazine, newsletters, and the creation of meeting booklets. Abby is a graduate of Trinity School for Ministry. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, building doll houses, movies, and spending time with family.