The Rt. Rev. José A. McLoughlin
The Rt. Rev. José A. McLoughlin is the 7th Bishop of the Diocese of Western North Carolina. He is the chief pastor of the diocese and visits a different congregation almost every Sunday.
The Rev. Canon Augusta Anderson
Canon to the Ordinary and Chief of Staff
Canon Augusta assists the bishop with general oversight of the diocese. Get in touch with her if you have questions about parish property transactions, church transitions, leadership development, or parenting four children and three pets with a sense of humor.
Chief Financial Officer
Before joining the diocese, Carol served as the Corporate Director of Finance for BayCare Health System, a large mission-based not-for-profit healthcare organization in Florida. She earned her Master's in Business Administration and Bachelor of Business in Accounting from Kennesaw State University in Atlanta and she currently holds a CPA license in Tennessee. Carol is excited to serve the people and churches of the diocese.
Executive Assistant to the Bishop
Jess manages Bishop José’s calendar and visitation schedule and assists with diocesan committees such as Executive Council and Commission on Ministry. Contact Jess if you need to make an appointment with the bishop, have questions about the discernment process, clergy licensing, or canonical transfers.
Interim Youth Coordinator
Charlotte oversees Christian formation for middle school youth, high school youth and young adults. She coordinates (with the help of youth and youth ministers) programs such as conferences, mission trips, and pilgrimages for middle school and high school youth. She also oversees the youth council and deanery events.
Missioner for Communications
Rachel Carr is a communications professional with a passion for sharing stories. Her writing and visual storytelling expertise come from a background in publishing with community newspapers, independent authors, and quarterly Sunday school publications. Her creativity flows from a love for God and a love for bringing people together. She is always open to questions and seeks to serve with sincerity and clarity.
The Rev. Oscar Rozo
Diocesan Missioner for Latino Ministries
The Rev. Oscar A. Rozo was born in Bogotá, Colombia. During his first years in the Episcopal Church he served as musician for the Latino ministry at Grace and camp counselor for the diocesan summer camp. He attended seminary and received his Master of Divinity degree from Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA.
He is married to the Rev. Elizabeth Tester and together they have two children.He is passionate about social justice, multicultural ministry, and community development. He enjoys playing and listening to music, hiking and family time.
The Rev. Miguel Alvarez
Regional Missioner for Latino Ministries
Father Alvarez ministers to several growing Hispanic congregations in our diocese. Padre Alvarez is from Chiapas, Mexico and his last assignment was in Santo Tomas, Las Vegas NV.
The Venerable Brenda Gilbert
The Archdeacon is a deacon of the diocese who is appointed by, responsible to, and with access to the Bishop. The Archdeacon is the liaison between the Bishop and the deacons in the Diocese, which includes but is not limited to advocating for deacons, assisting the bishop in addressing the pastoral needs of deacons, and assisting the deacons and Bishop in arranging and maintaining parochial assignments. The Archdeacon is also involved in the discernment process for deacons as well as deacon formation.
Director of Camp Henry and
Before becoming Camp Henry Director, Frank was the business manager for Lake Logan and Camp Henry, learning the ins and outs of operations for the conference center and camp. Frank also spent seven years on staff and one summer as Camp Director at another Episcopal site, Gravatt Camp and Conference Center in Aiken, SC. Frank enjoys spending time with his wife and five dogs, three cats, and chinchilla, along with enjoying the great outdoor offerings of Western North Carolina.
The Rev. Anna Shine
Campus Missioner, PECM App State and Missioner for Creation Care & Social Justice at St. Luke's, Boone
Anna serves as the Campus Missioner to Appalachian State University, working with the undergraduate students through the Presbyterian Episcopal Campus Ministry (PECM) as well as serving as the coordinator for 3rd Place. In addition, she serves as the Missioner to Creation Care and Social Justice at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Boone. She aspires to walking alongside others in their faith journeys and delving into the deep questions of faith and life. She considers part of her job to be a collector, keeper, and purveyor of story, which started early on with her appreciation for the stories from Godly Play. Her passions include any and all things related to stewarding and caring for the planet and all that inhabit it.
The Rev. Gaelyn Evangreene
Campus Missioner to Western Carolina University
The Rev. Gaelyn Evangreene is the rector of St. David’s, Cullowhee and Campus Missioner for Western Carolina University, a ministry focused on spreading God’s love and the inclusivity of that love which can be found in the Episcopal Church. Gaelyn is also on staff at the Wild Goose Festival, where she handles administration, finance, and worship. She loves running, watching her daughter play basketball, murder mysteries, and being outside in the mountains of WNC with her wife, Sarah.
The Rev. Kevin Todd
Interim Director for Blue Ridge Service Corps
The Rev. Kevin Todd is the rector of St. Paul's Edneyville and interim director of Blue Ridge Service Corps. Kevin spent several years working as a palliative care chaplain after graduating from Duke Divinity School. Kevin began serving on the board of Blue Ridge Service Corps in the spring of 2021. He looks forward to continuing this phenomenal work and is excited to journey with corps members through their program year. He and his family have called Hendersonville home for ten years, and during that time, Kevin has worked at the intersection of food insecurity and community building.
Office Assistant and Receptionist
Lewis serves as the office assistant at the bishop's office, answering calls and keeping things organized. A genuine native of WNC, Lewis grew up in Haywood County. He graduated from Carson Newman College with some further study at Vanderbilt University. He had a 40-year career as a bookseller and bookstore owner in Asheville, operating Accent On Books for 30 years until retiring in 2014. An active member of the Cathedral of All Souls since 1977, he has served in many capacities as a vestry member, senior warden, usher, and committee chair. He currently chairs the Altar Guild. Lewis is married to Christine Longoria and has a daughter Rachel and a son Franklin, both longtime Camp Henry attendees and counselors. There are now four grandchildren. He can most often be found in the garden or out on a hike.
As the Diocesan Accountant, Tanya provides service and support to a number of churches across the diocesan community, as well as our two conference centers. A beach lover at heart, she is happy to call North Carolina her home and enjoys all the activities the mountains present. Tanya and her husband, Tom, have lived in numerous places during their marriage, including Munich, Germany. Their love of travel has taken them to many places, including 25 European countries and 12 Asian countries. Tanya also enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with their three children who live in Colorado and Ohio.
Carl “Skip” Austin works as the Audit member of the Accounting Team reporting to the diocesan CFO, Carol Tannenbaum. He works in the office, in the field, and some at home. He is a retired CPA with 40 years of experience in the healthcare industry in accounting and finance. He has been a hospital CFO, corporate controller, director of patient accounting, and most recently, the financial analysis and planning manager at Rutherford Regional Health System, a Lifepoint Health Hospital. He wasn’t a fan of retirement, so he found the part-time position with the diocese a good fit. Skip graduated from West Virginia University in 1971 in business administration with an accounting major. His hometown is Logan, WV, deep in the Southern WV coalfields (Montani Semper Liberi- Mountaineers are always free). He obtained his CPA, becoming a partner in a regional family firm. He later shifted to healthcare in 1983. His interests include church and volunteering for the Reach and Facilities Teams, along with other community service opportunities. He has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity for over a year now. Skip is single and lives in Arden.