Ryan became the rector of Holy Trinity Anglican Church in August of 2020. Before coming to Holy Trinity, Ryan served at several parishes in South Carolina, in Columbia, Newberry, and Charleston. Ryan grew up in the Carolinas, living in both North and South Carolina before he came to Mississippi. He is a graduate of both Columbia International University, where he met his wife Anna, and Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. He and Anna have two children, Cecily and Jonah. Ryan enjoys playing with his children, reading theology and history, spending time outdoors, and the high privilege of watching the grace of God renovate and reconstruct lives.
Eric became the Assistant for Youth and Family Ministries in June of 2021. Before coming to Holy Trinity, Eric worked in and around youth ministry for more than a decade, including five years as Youth Director at Church of the Apostles in Columbia, SC. Eric met his wife Shea at a college ministry training program through Rock the World Youth Mission Alliance. That summer encouraged Eric and Shea to give their lives to youth ministry, and they have been trying to do that ever since. They have five children, Caleb, Isaac, Jane, Ruth, and Samuel, who bring them joy and challenge them to be more selfless and loving. Eric is a graduate of Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA and Columbia International University in Columbia, SC. He enjoys playing board games with his family, reading, and creating stories together. Also, he enjoys almost any sport, whether that be watching or playing, and right now his favorite to play is disc golf. He especially loves seeing the presence of Jesus Christ transform someone’s life.
Jimmy is a native of Jackson, Mississippi, having lived two years in Memphis, Tennessee, where he met his wife Helen, and two years in New Orleans, Louisiana. He and Helen have been communicants at Holy Trinity since 2003. Jimmy is a graduate of the University of Mississippi (BA) and is retired, having worked as a Federal employee, in the Comptroller Division, at the United States Property & Fiscal Office, for the Mississippi National Guard. He and Helen have been married since 1978. They have one son, Chris, and daughter-in-law Beth. Jimmy was ordained a vocational deacon by the Right Reverend Frank Lyon, Assisting Bishop in the Anglican Diocese of the South, in January of 2015. Vocational deacons follow the leadership model in Acts 6, committing to a life of service within the parish and the surrounding community. In addition to serving the church, Jimmy is enrolled as a chaplain intern at a local hospital.
A North Carolina native, Deacon Chris first sought to pursue a career in music. Midway through his musical studies, he felt a call to pursue a theological education, which the Lord then turned into a full-fledged call to ministry. He was confirmed into the ACNA fold at Christ Church in Winston-Salem, NC, where he served as a Junior Simeon Fellow Intern. After moving to Birmingham, AL in 2014, he attended St. John’s Anglican Church in Chelsea, AL. There, he served three years as a postulant prior to his ordination to the Diaconate in 2018. In 2019, he married a wonderful lady and moved to Jackson, MS to support her as she pursued her graduate degree.
Deacon Chris officially joined the staff at Holy Trinity in May 2020. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Saxophone Performance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and a
Master of Divinity from Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, AL. He currently lives in Jackson with his wife, Lydia. He also teaches part-time at Jackson Classical Homeschool Program in the areas of elementary math, humanities, and formal logic. Besides teaching and ministry, his interests include jazz, church history, world cultures and religions, B-monster movies, and all manner of science fiction.
David Browne became the Worship Leader for Holy Trinity in February of 2012. Married to the lovely Lea and father of three, he has been a part of the Holy Trinity family since 2007 and volunteered his musical gifts in the church for many years. David brings with him a wealth of musical experience.
Beginning piano lessons at the age of seven, David studied throughout his school age years. The son of a pastor, he participated in church worship services at an early age. David attended Belhaven College where he studied piano with Anne Katherine Ragsdale and Jane Joseph. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music in 2004.
After graduation, he led the music and choral program at Northpark Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Mississippi, before coming to Holy Trinity.
Jenny Mitchell easily said "yes" when asked to serve as our Children’s Ministry Coordinator in 2021. Jenny is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a BS in Middle School Education. She has decades of teaching experience in Christian schools and churches in many parts of the country where her family has lived. Passing on the love of Jesus to the next generation through Bible Study, prayer and worship is the focus of Holy Trinity’s Children’s Ministry.
Jenny, along with her husband, Marc, joined the Holy Trinity family in 2012. They have three grown children and eight grandchildren. She and Marc love to travel, golf and spend time with all their family and friends.