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Joseph is a native of Nova Scotia and studied in Canada, the United States and the Middle East. He was ordained 2002 in the Diocese of Albany, NY where he served as chaplain at SUNY and theologian-in-residence at Trinity Church, Plattsburgh. He served as rector of Saint Andrews, Douglas, GA before coming to Ascension in 2009.
His wife, Angie, is from St. Martinville, LA where they live on the Bayou Teche with their two sons, Andrew and Aiden. He enjoys traveling, reading, kayaking, and cooking with friends and family.
Duane is a native of California and studied in Pennsylvania after serving as a missionary in Honduras. He was ordained in 1993 in the Diocese of Bethlehem, PA where he served as the assistant to the Rector. Prior to coming to Ascension in 1998 he served as the vicar of St. Dunstan’s in Modesto, CA.
His wife Mindy is originally from Ohio. She was a missionary in Honduras with her husband prior to completing multiple degrees in the field of education. They have a son named Joel and a daughter named Rachel. He enjoys traveling, reading, hiking, and canoeing.
The Rev’d Brandt L. Montgomery comes from Alabama, where he has served as the Curate of Canterbury Episcopal Chapel at the University of Alabama. He has also served Episcopal parishes in Alabama, Florida, Texas, Pennsylvania, and New York.
Montgomery completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Montevallo majoring in music performance. In 2012, Brandt received the Master of Divinity (cum laude) from The General Theological Seminary, NYC, where he received the George Cabot Ward prize for Biblical Reading and Service to the Church.
His interests lie in American Church history, jazz, and ballroom dancing.
Peter Johnston is a candidate for Holy Orders in the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut.
He is a graduate of Yale Divinity School, where he studied the Bible, church history, and theology. His undergraduate studies at Yale concentrated on Milton’s Paradise Lost. He received a scholarship from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and won the Tew Prize for scholastic excellence. He is a Lieutenant Junior Grade in the US Navy Chaplain Candidate Program.
He is married to Carla Yasmine (nee Atwi), a native of Acadiana and they have one daughter, Elsie Azalea. They enjoy dancing, singing hymns, and eating crawfish.