Typically associated with cathedral complexes, a cloister is a covered walkway that run along side of a building forming a quadrangle in the center. Like any walkway, cloisters are places where people converse outside of church about topics of all sorts and exchange ideas and issues of the time. This blog is a essentially extension of ongoing conversations in my family for the past several years in the cloister of our own homes. Many nights we find ourselves talking into the wee hours of the morning, long conversations on the phone, back and forth on texts messages. We both have a passion for people to come to know the Lord and to become more like Him. We have a deep love for the beautiful and formative nature of the Anglican tradition and believe it is a magnificent way of worshiping God with our whole being, bringing people to know Christ, and forming the Church to continue to carry out the Great Commission. So this blog will be an outlet for our thoughts on the Church, liturgy, music, tradition, and history. But it will also include our thoughts on current events, life, travel, family, and our other passions!
PAUL JAGOE– Paul is an Anglican priest in the Anglican Mission in the Americas (AMiA) and was ordained by the Episcopal Bishop of Texas in 1989. He has been married to Robin since 1980 and has three adult children and four grandchildren. Paul is currently a Hospice chaplain for South Carolina Hospice and Palliative Care in Greenville, SC, as well as a regional vicar for AMiA. He has been rector, church planter and a canon at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke in Orlando. He was a trauma/ER chaplain for Orlando Regional Medical Center.
Paul has a Doctor of Ministry from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and a Master of Divinity from Trinity (Episcopal) School for Ministry as well as both a Bachelor of Education and Master of Education from Stephen F. Austin State University.
WES JAGOE– Wes is postulant (training for ordination) in the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) and is currently in his third and final year of seminary. He previously served as a pastoral intern (The Associate Timothy Program) in his sending church, The Falls Church Anglican, as well as a volunteer youth leader for three years. Further, Wes has been an officer in the United States Marine Corps for ten years, eight of which were spent on active duty. In 2009-2010 he deployed as a provisional rifle platoon commander to the Helmand Province, Afghanistan and again in 2011-2012 aboard ship supporting the Libyan civil war and the events of the Arab Spring. He is the founder of The Battle of Marjah Veteran’s organization.
Wes has a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and a minor in Naval Science and Leadership from the University of South Florida (2007). He is studying for his Master of Divinity at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania and has also studied at Reformed Theological Seminary, Washington DC. Among his many passions are travel (57 countries and counting!), playing guitar, Anglican liturgy and music, history, and ministering to veterans with post-traumatic stress and moral injury.
*In case you are wondering, it is pronounced “jay go” 🙂