Our Clergy and Staff

img_6671The Rev. Alex Farmer

Rector
 

Prior to founding this parish in January 2006, Alex served as the Youth Pastor and Associate Rector of All Souls Episcopal Church, Jacksonville, and then as Rector of St. Michael’s Episcopal Parish, Gainesville. Alex graduated from Jacksonville University in 1989 and received his MDiv. from Trinity School for Ministry (near Pittsburgh, PA) in 2000. Alex and his wife, Jody, have been married over 25 years and they have three adult children and one grandchild. Alex is involved locally with Relay for Life, Safe Haven Transitional Home, the Alachua County Christian Pastor’s Association, and Gainesville Community Ministry. He enjoys hiking, running, working out, reading the classics, and drinking great coffee and craft beers.

img_6528The Rev. Dr. James Manley

Assisting Priest and Resident Theologian
 
Originally ordained a deacon in the Anglican Church of Kenya, James Manley holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Florida and is a professor of the humanities at the College of Central Florida in Ocala. He was ordained to the priesthood in the Anglican Church of North America on September 4, 2016. He has taught at 6 colleges and seminaries in the United States and East Africa. Along the way he worked as a janitor, a grocery store clerk, a warehouse packer, a shipping inspector, a print shop assistant, a library periodicals technician, an acoustic ceiling tile scrubber, a shepherd, a goatherd, a swineherd, a recruitment specialist for an international development firm, a tomato harvester, a mechanic’s assistant, a vicar of a tiny Anglican parish, and a pine tree farmer. His current day job is Director of the Honors Institute at the College of Central Florida. He works evenings and weekends as grill cook and bartender at Leann’s Place in beautiful Fairfield, Florida.
The Rev. Dr. Bob Ayres
Pastor for Formation
 
The Rev. Michael Mayo
Curate in charge of Youth Ministry and Community Outreach
 
David La Cagnina
Worship Arts Director
 
Kim Harris
Director of Children’s Ministry
 
Tracy La Cagnina
Administrative Assistant and Bookkeeper
 
Nikki Smith
Director of Communications