Dorothy is a retired physician living in the South Carolina low country. She holds degrees from the University of Southern California and the Medical College of Wisconsin. She served on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Medical School as well as the University of Massachusetts School of Education. She is active in her church serving as a Eucharistic Minister and a Bible study facilitator. Her past board experiences include the Savannah Symphony Orchestra and Backus Children’s Hospital. She has written an introductory Bible study for those new to faith, Just Like Us. She also writes a blog, Bible Avenue, which is dedicated to making Bible study understandable and relevant to everyday people searching for a faith.
Treasurer (not a board member)
David Houser is currently president and part owner of Blakemore Construction Corporation in Richmond, Virginia. He was raised near Lexington, Virginia, on a beef cattle farm and graduated from the Virginia Military Institute with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and served on the Honor Court for VMI. David served in the U.S. Air Force from 1979 to 1986. In December 1990, he started working for Blakemore Construction Corporation. David has served on three different construction industry association boards, two of which he served as the president. He also served on the vestry and Buildings and Ground Committee at St. Matthew’s Church.
His business experience has broadened his knowledge and sharpened his skills with budgets, operating costs, balance sheets, etc. David enjoys analyzing and looking at the grand scope of projects, situations, and plans in order to forecast/predict and determine what could be the best plan of action. He has a passion for spreading the Gospel, especially after completing a Perspectives course in the Spring 2013. David helped lead a number of short-term mission teams in southwest Virginia. He and his wife, Treva recently returned from a mission trip in India. They live in Richmond, Virginia, with their two daughters, Elizabeth and Mary Catherine.
The Rev. John Porter
Fr. Porter is the rector of Grace Church in the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh, where he has served since 2003. Before that, he was a curate at the Church of the Redeemer in Sarasota, Florida, for seven years. In his previous life, he taught English on the secondary and undergraduate levels, and as a second language. He is married to Beth, a family practice physician, and has two teenage children. His involvement with AFM goes back to 2008, when Bishop Robert Duncan challenged the congregations in his newly re-aligned diocese with the words of Jesus to his disciples to “launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch” (Luke 5:4). Grace Church responded by adopting the Dimli Kurds (or Zazaki) of southeastern Turkey as an unreached-people group. The parish has since worked closely with an AFM Strategy Coordinator to support the spread of the gospel among a people in Western Asia through prayer, education, advocacy, and short-term mission trips, with a goal of their being well represented in that “great multitude…from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits upon the throne, and to the Lamb!’” (Revelation 7: 9-10).
Jeff Walton is the Anglican Program Director for the Institute on Religion & Democracy in Washington, DC where he writes about the worldwide Anglican Communion and its member churches. A transplant from the West Coast, he worked on Capitol Hill for several members of the U.S. Congress before coming to IRD in 2006, developing a continuing interest in international religious freedom and persecuted religious minorities.
Jeff first encountered Anglican Frontier Missions through those ministering among unreached people groups in western China. Since 2009 he has been an active member of Restoration Anglican Church in Arlington, Virginia, a sending parish with international partnerships in Cambodia, Bolivia and Asia Minor. An elected lay member of the Anglican Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic Standing Committee, Jeff serves as secretary for the diocese.
The Rev. Canon George Ivey
The Rev. Canon George is the Canon Missioner for the Anglican Diocese of the South. George has been involved in missions around the world for over 40 years having ministered or served in Mexico, Germany, Jamaica, Switzerland, France, Holland, Great Britain, Thailand, and Israel. For the past 22 years he has been involved with the ministry of DaySpring International, a mission which has planted over 5000 churches and founded over 120 schools in India during the last 35 years. He has been married to Paulette for thirty-one years and has two sons and three grandchildren.
The Very Rev. Canon Patrick P. Augustine, D.MIN. DD.
Over four decades, Dr. Augustine has served the Anglican Communion as a Priest, a mission leader, and an advocate for the persecuted church in Sudan, Syria, Iraq and Pakistan. Through his work and ministry, he has labored to bring the Christian faith and hope to those who are persecuted. He met Rev. Tad de Bordnenave in the early 1990s when he served in the Diocese of Virginia. In 1994, he was invited by Tad to join him in prayer in the forming of AFM. Dr. Augustine’s journey of faith began in Pakistan as a third generation Anglican cleric in a primarily Muslim society. There, he served as Vicar of Christ Church in Rawalpindi and Islamabad, Pakistan. His move to the United States in 1983 opened new opportunities for priestly service at parochial, diocesan and provincial levels. He continued to travel extensively, promoting evangelism and world mission. Described by fellow Christians in Sudan as an “Ambassador of Peace” and a “Voice for the Voiceless,” he brought hope and reconciliation to communities that have endured decades of conflict, violence, poverty, and persecution. In 2012, the Archbishop of Canterbury recognized his dedication by awarding him the Cross of Saint Augustine. In 2008, Dr. Augustine earned his Doctor of Ministry in Missional Theology from Virginia Theological Seminary. In May 2013, the Board of Trustees of the Nashotah House conferred upon him the degree Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa. Since January 2003, he has served as Rector of Christ Episcopal Church in La Crosse, Wisconsin, where he is also Dean of the Central Convocation in the Diocese of Eau Claire in Wisconsin.
Michael is a Wyoming native and works with Interfaith of Natrona County providing assistance to those in need. Before settling down he wandered to many locations around the globe, most notably spending 12 years in Indonesia. For a time he studied diligently and received a Master of Arts in Mission and Evangelism from Trinity School for Ministry. At St. Mark’s church enjoys singing in the choir and participating in Bible study. Michael salivates over spicy Asian food, enjoys cold Wyoming winters, and finds the vegetative state of TV before bed relaxing. Michael’s cry for the nations is: “Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you.” (Psalms 67:3)
The Rev. Robert Munday, Ph.D