Clergy & Staff

The Reverend Joseph Daly

Rector

Joseph is a native of Nova Scotia and studied in Canada, the United States and the Middle East. He was ordained in 2002 in the Diocese of Albany, NY.  Before coming to Ascension in 2009, he served as rector of Saint Andrews, Douglas, GA. 

He enjoys cooking and kayaking on the Bayou Teche where he lives with his two sons, Andrew and Aiden.

The Reverend Jordan Hylden

Vice Rector

The Rev’d Dr. Jordan Hylden is Vice Rector for Congregational Development. He studied at Harvard (A.B., cum laude, 2006) and Duke (M.Div., summa cum laude, 2010; Th.D., 2019) and was ordained to the priesthood in 2013 by Bp. Michael Smith of North Dakota. Before coming to Ascension, Fr. Jordan served churches in South Carolina and Texas, and also as Canon Theologian and vocations director for the Diocese of Dallas. He’s written for The Living Church, Christianity Today, The Christian Century, and First Things.

Fr. Jordan is passionate about sharing the Gospel and building Christ-centered community. He and his wife, Emily, have three sons, Charles, Donnie, and Jacob. He loves good conversation, books, basketball, disc golf, craft brews, and getting outdoors. In addition to his work at the church, he serves as a chaplain at Ascension Episcopal School, where he loves leading chapel and getting high-fives from the first graders!

Email: [email protected]

photo: Rev’d Dr. Jordan Hylden

The Reverend Jacob Schlossberg

Upper School Chaplain and Associate Priest for Youth Ministy

Fr. Schlossberg comes to Ascension after three years at Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Wisconsin. Before that, he spent a decade in the Chicago suburbs working for Tyndale House Publishers; it was there he met his wife Jillian, who still works there as an editor. Fr. Jake and Jillian have two children, Juliana (5) and Judah (1). When not wrestling with the kids, Fr. Schlossberg can be found reading or playing sports, or trying to beat Jillian in a game of Scrabble. Fr. Schlossberg is a graduate of Wheaton College (IL), and is the son of the Rev. Steve and Angie Schlossberg (along with four brothers and sisters)!

Fr. Jake spends most of his time as Chaplain at Ascension Episcopal’s upper school campus, where he leads chapel services, teaches Bible classes, and loves spending time with students. Here at the church, his focus is on ministry for middle and high school youth and leading our acolyte corps. If you’d like to learn more about youth ministry at Ascension, he’d love to connect with you and your family.

Email: [email protected]

The Reverend Honey Becker

Deacon

Honey, a native New Orleanian, has lived 25 years in Hawaii, where she was ordained and served as chaplain to a nursing home, a retirement community and a hospital. Before Ascension, she served 4 ½ years in the Diocese of Jerusalem and the Middle East as Minister of Hospitality, St George’s College; Missioner, St Peter’s Church, and Manager, St George’s Guest House.

In Lafayette, Honey is happy to be closer to family and to serve at Ascension through the Olive Branch, Christian Outreach Center and Pastoral Ministry.

Her passions include traveling, painting, theatre, needlepoint and snorkeling!

Email: [email protected]

Vestry

  • Kelly Cox, Senior Warden
  • Bryce Godwin, Junior Warden
  • Joan Martin, Treasurer
  • Elizabeth Schutz, Secretary
  • Natalie Duhon
  • Doug Goings
  • George Arceneaux
  • Robert Sawvel
  • Mark Gremillion 
  • Collen Sicard
  • Kirk Headley
  • Patricia Coleman
  • Louis Simon II

Staff