The Rev. Canon Jessica H. Jones, PhD
Provincial Canon for Next Generation Leadership Initiative (NGLI)
Canon Jessica Jones was raised in the parish and diocesan ministry and was ordained in 2017. She has served in a variety of positions, including as a worship leader, as a Director for Christian Formation, and as an Executive Pastor. Jessica's educational experience has set her up to blend education, worship, and theology; she holds a PhD, a Specialist's degree, and a Master's degree, all in Educational Leadership, a Doctorate in Worship Studies, and her undergraduate degree is in Music Education. Jessica is the Associate Academic Dean, Thesis Director, and Professor at the Webber Institute for Worship Studies. She currently serves as the Canon for Next Generation Discipleship in the Gulf Atlantic Diocese. Her areas of interest include education, leadership development, worship and liturgy, catechesis, family ministry, and ministry to women.
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The Rev. Canon Diane Reece
Director of NGLI Communications
Canon Diane Reece is a community chaplain and registrar for the Jurisdiction of Armed Forces and Chaplaincy (JAFC). She is also a member of Anna's Leadership Network, serving as the 2020/2021 Provincial Clergywomen Retreat Chairperson. Before her vocational shift to ministry, she served as a non-commissioned officer in the United States Air Force managing operations in various Air Force wings and squadrons worldwide. Canon Diane earned her bachelor's degree in Operations Management, focusing on Human Resource Management from Campbell University. She has a background in training/consulting with over 24 years of experience in Ops Management and is a professional life coach and doula. As a daughter of the House, she graduated with a Master of Divinity from Nashotah House Theological Seminary. She loves God and has the heart of a servant-leader. As NGLI's Director of Communications, it is exciting for her to share the good work NGLI is doing for our Province.
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The Rev. Bryan Sims, PhD
Leadership and Organizational Change Coach
Bryan is an Anglican priest and has worked since 2001 as a Leadership and Organizational Change Coach with SLI. He has trained and coached leaders, teams, churches, and organizations over extended periods of time to bring spiritual awakening and missional effectiveness. He has coached in Anglican, Methodist, Free Methodist, Wesleyan, Baptist, Presbyterian, and non-denominational settings. Bryan has also been a professor of Leadership and Lay Equipping at Asbury Theological Seminary since 2011. His teaching expertise relates to team leadership, equipping, leading change, adaptive spiritual leadership, and the link between leadership and discipleship. Bryan is a graduate of West Texas A&M University (1998) and Asbury Theological Seminary (M.Div., 2003) and has a Ph. D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University (2009). He is the author of Leading Together: Embodying Kenosis through our Greatest Challenges (100M Publishing, 2021) and has authored a chapter in Leadership the Wesleyan Way (Emeth Press, 2016). He and his wife MyLinda have been happily married since 1997 and have four children: Isaiah, Luke, Silas, and Lydia.
The Rev. Megan Greto
Director of NGLI Family Leadership Network
The Rev. Megan Greto serves as the Director for Family Ministries at All Saints Church in Durham, North Carolina. She is also the Next Generation Initiative lead for the Diocese of Christ Our Hope. Meg and her family moved to Chapel Hill in 2016 to join the All Saints team from Boston. Her heart is to serve the Church by walking alongside families, youth, and students. Meg’s ministry has spanned 18 years serving both large churches (The Falls Church, Falls Church VA) and church planting (Christ the King, Alexandria VA). Her passion is to see children grow in their faith and place in the church and support parents and families as they demonstrate their faith and lead in their homes. Prior to her call to ministry, Megan was a Communications and Strategy business consultant at IBM, SAIC, and Blackboard. In addition to her call to Family Discipleship, Megan loves to garden, cook, travel, and explore God’s Creation.
The Rev. Aaron Buttery
Director of NGLI Student Leadership Network
Rev. Aaron Buttery is deeply committed to the raising of generations of spiritual leaders and followers of Jesus. As a 20+ year Next Generation ministry leader, a two-time Church Planter, and currently an Executive Leadership Coach with Spiritual Leadership Inc., he has also served in various other student ministry and diocesan leadership positions. He is particularly focused and passionate about the relationships and systems that empower young people to follow Jesus and lead others to him. Aaron currently leads as Associate Rector of International Anglican Church, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Next Generation Leadership for the Diocese of Churches for the Sake of Others (C4SO).
Mr. Peter Lebhar
Director of NGLI Campus Leadership Network
Mr. Peter Lebhar serves as the Team Leader for InterVarsity Tallahassee, overseeing the ministry at Florida State University, Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University, and Tallahassee Community College. Peter is a diligent servant-leader in the Anglican church. He works to equip churches to reach college campuses through strengthening partnerships with national para-church ministries such as Cru, CCO (formerly the Coalition for Christian Outreach), and InterVarsity, and through connecting Anglicans who are seeking to reach their local college campus. Peter longs for Church unity, both denominationally and culturally. He also has a deep love for the ACNA and the global Anglican communion.
The Rev. Taylor Ishii
Director of NGLI Antioch Leadership Network
Rev. Taylor Ishii grew up in the church but has called the Anglican Church his home since college. He is a graduate of Wheaton College and Fuller Theological Seminary. Taylor has worked at Anglican churches of all sizes, from church plants to large congregations and everything in between. He currently serves as the Director of Student Ministry and Assisting Clergy at Church of the Apostles in Fairhope, Alabama. Taylor is passionate about equipping the next generation of ethnically diverse leaders for the Anglican Church and coming alongside dioceses and congregations who want to reach all nations and people groups in their community with the gospel. Taylor is a leader in the Anglican Multiethnic Network (AMEN) and a leader in a local group of churches working towards Christ-centered racial reconciliation through the church in South Alabama.
The Rev. Lucy Albert
Director of NGLI Anna's Leadership Network
Rev. Lucy Albert serves as Pastor of Connections at All Saints Anglican Cathedral in Amesbury, Massachusetts. She earned a B.A. in Religious Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she discovered a passion for ministry leadership as president of the VCU InterVarsity chapter. Those skills developed further in the context of a Christian business networking group affiliated with a chamber of commerce while Lucy brokered real estate in the 2000s. Having stumbled into Anglicanism in 2011, Lucy discovered a call to vocational ministry and then a venue to pursue her primary ministerial passion: recruiting and equipping women leaders in the Church. She has served in diocesan leadership roles within both ADOC and ADNE. As the mother of three young men, she enjoys ample opportunities for outdoor adventures. Lucy and her husband, Frank, are avid off-road tandem cyclists and love riding throughout all four seasons of the year. She remains convinced that there is no better metaphor for life with God than flying through the woods on the back of a tandem bike.