The Rev. Dr. Tory Baucum is the Rector of Truro Anglican Church. In 2014 Archbishop Welby appointed him to be one of his “Six Preachers of Canterbury Cathedral.” His great passion is the renewal of the Church and society through the renewal of the family. He agrees whole-heartedly with Pope John Paul II, who perceptively wrote, “the future of the world passes through the family.”
In September of 2015 his ecumenical work in the family will be recognized by the Roman Catholic Church - he is one of the few non-Roman Catholic presenters at the World Meeting of the Families in Philadelphia.
The Rev. Canon David H. Roseberry is the Canon for Mission in the Anglican Church in North America and the founding pastor and rector of Christ Church, Plano. He and his wife, Fran, came to Plano in 1985 with the vision of planting a new church for the growing community. Christ Church was built on the principles of lay ministry, evangelistic preaching, and small group ministry.
Fr. David is a 1982 graduate of the Church Divinity School of the Pacific and has been an ordained priest since 1983.
The Rev. Jack Gabig, Ph.D is Affiliate Professor of Practical Theology, Nashotah House Theological Seminary, overseeing Advanced Degree Programs, training clergy and lay folk in the areas of evangelism, catechesis, mission and church and contemporary society. He is Chair of the Committee for Catechesis for the Anglican Church in North America and has been actively involved in disciple-making through children's, youth and college ministries for more than 25 years.
Fr. Gabig is a graduate of King's College, London, (Ph.D in Practical Theology, 2007), Trinity School for Ministry (M.Div. 1995), and the University of Pittsburgh (B.A. French/Spanish Business Translation, 1985).
Dr. Ken Wilgus is a licensed psychologist who specializes in the treatment of adolescents and their families, couples therapy and individual therapy with adults. He is a sought-after speaker and regularly teaches on a wide range of topics relating to parenting, marriage, family and faith. He is the creator of the “Feeding The Mouth That Bites You” training workshop for parents of adolescents and co-founder of “RingLeaders,” a men’s ministry focused on strengthening the role of husbands in Christian marriage.
Dr. Wilgus received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and Clinical Internship at Michael Reese Medical Center in Chicago. He received a Masters degree in School Psychology from Trinity University in San Antonio after completing his Bachelor’s degree from Baylor University.
Kurt Bruner is a spiritual formation pastor with Lake Pointe Church who serves on adjunct faculty with Dallas Theological Seminary. The best-selling author of many books including IT STARTS AT HOME, Kurt has coached hundreds of churches from every size and tradition as they create a culture of intentional families.
A former Vice President with Focus on the Family, Kurt led the teams creating tools for families including books, films, magazines and radio drama including the popular Chronicles of Narnia and Adventures in Odyssey programs. Kurt and his wife, Olivia, have four children.
Dr. Leslie F. Thyberg is the Learning Skills Coordinator at Trinity School for Ministry. Her doctoral expertise includes pedagogy, learning styles, leadership and teacher development. She is also an affiliate faculty member at Nashotah House where she teaches pedagogy and catechesis courses. Leslie served for twenty years as Chair of the Board of Examining Chaplains for the Priesthood for the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh and oversaw all of the Christian Education and formation examinations.
Dr. Thyberg earned her bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College where she specialized in elementary education, urban sociology and biblical studies. She received her master’s degree in education and psycholinguistics from the University of Pittsburgh.
The Rev. Tripp Prince is the Director of Family Ministry at Christ Church, Plano, overseeing the formation of children, students, and parents. In this role Fr. Prince has encouraged a culture of family catechesis, cultivating life-long discipleship through formation at home and integrated and intergenerational worship. Prior to this, Fr. Prince was the Associate Rector at Grace Anglican Church in Fleming Island, Florida.
Fr. Prince received his master’s degree in Spiritual Theology from Regent College and is currently pursuing a DMin in Catechesis at Nashotah House. He has been married to his lovely wife, Rachel, for nine years and they have three young children: Lillian, Emmeline, and Charlie.
Dr. Nancy Going still loves working with kids as a volunteer in Children’s Chapel at her church. She has spent her career in ministry leadership with youth. Nancy leads an organization called Vibrant Faith as Executive Director since 2014. Their name is their mission. Before that, she was teaching and providing leadership at Luther Seminary in the Children Youth and Family Ministry Masters Degree Distributed Learning Program. She has authored articles, curriculum, and contributed to books.
Nancy lives in Durham, North Carolina with her husband Art, an Anglican priest, and they have launched two new families from their children. You can connect with Nancy on the Vibrant Faith blog, Facebook, or Twitter.
The Rev. Steven Tighe, PhD has been following Jesus for more than thirty years and has worked with adolescents and their families in churches for most of that time. He runs a non-profit that does youth ministry training (La Frontera Youth Ministry Education) and is currently the chairman of the Young Anglicans Project. He studies and writes about the interaction between family and church in the religious socialization of adolescents. He lives in El Paso, Texas with his wife Tricia, and has two mostly grown sons who keep him humble.
The Rev. Christopher Klukas is Director of Communications and Whitchurch Publishing at Trinity School for Ministry where he develops catechetical curricula and other resources for use in churches. He is a priest in the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh where he has served since his ordination in 2006. A father to four small children, Christopher is keenly interested in nurturing faith in the home and teaching other parents how to live out their faith with their children.
Fr. Klukas graduated from Nashotah House Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity in 2006. He is currently working on a Doctor of Ministry degree at Trinity School for Ministry with a focus on liturgy and catechesis. He has been married to the Rev. Carrie Klukas for ten wonderful years and counts her as a significant source of inspiration.
Hannah King is the Director of Local Missions at Truro Anglican Church in Fairfax, VA. There she oversees a marriage and family ministry called “Amore,” which seeks to mobilize the family as a vehicle of mission in the world. Hannah’s passion is for people in North America to come to know the God who is Himself a Community of Love, after whom the family is modeled.
Before coming to Truro, Hannah earned a Master of Arts in Religion at Redeemer Seminary in Dallas, TX alongside her husband and ministry partner, Michael. Having served together in campus ministry in Princeton, NJ and in apartment ministry in Dallas, Michael and Hannah now have the privilege of working together at Truro.