THE LEADERSHIP OF THE CONFRATERNITY IN THE USA
The Rt. Rev. Gerald Lee Schnackenberg has been Apostolic Prefect since the Fall of 2018. He was consecrated Bishop Emissary for the Diocese of Kibondo, Tanzania in 2015 and was then in 2018 translated as Assistant Bishop to the Diocese of Malek in South Sudan. Bishop Gerry was born in Denver, and grew up in Steamboat Springs, a ski town. Growing up with his family in a small Episcopal Church there. Gerry says of himself: “In college, I had an adult conversion experience when I was a Freshman. It changed the course of my life so much that I even changed majors from Forestry to Biology with the hope of teaching High School and being able to witness to the students and faculty.” This turned out to be a problem in the public schools.
While still in College Gerry also experienced the release of the Holy Spirit. That hugely impacted his life and ministry. He felt empowered to do the work and ministries of prayer, witnessing, discipleship, and healing. He later joined Youth With a Mission and traveled around the world with them. He was in Munich with YWAM for the Olympics in 1972 when there was a terrorist attack. It was a turning point for witnessing to people there. God used a really dark thing as an opportunity to shine His light.
Shortly after the Olympic outreach Gerry started feeling a call to the priesthood. After beginning preparations for Ordination as a Priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado he met Pam and married her. He then went to seminary at Nashotah House, and spent the first two years following that serving at Christ Church in Denver, Colorado and, along with his wife, raising his two daughters.
Gerry and his family then went on mission together leaving in 1980 to spend two years as the Bishop’s Chaplin in a partner diocese in Malawi, Africa. When he returned to the United States, he served at two churches in Salida and Buena Vista, Colorado. All the while, he felt called back to Africa. So to assist with fulfilling that call he studied for and received a Master’s in Cross-cultural studies.
When he and his family returned to Africa in 1987, they went to Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo) for a season where he first met and worked with then Bishop Emmanuel Kolini and his family. After returning, he served in various churches in Colorado. When he parted ways with the Episcopal church, a new church in South Denver was planted.
Since 2002, he and Pam have been involved with planting 12 churches. Four of those continue today. He was consecrated a Bishop Emissary in May of 2015 serving in the Mission Society he had been a member of since 2000. In 2017 he had discerned a sense of God asking for a new work that was local and global focused on prayer and service for the purpose of propagating the Gospel in the name of Christian Unity. With the counsel and advice of Bishop Patrons from the Anglican Communion the Anglican Union was erected in December 2018 and the bishops elected Bishop Gerry as Apostolic Prefect while also serving as the Rector of the Oratory in Longmont Colorado at Epiphany Anglican Fellowship.
The Apostolic Prefect is elected by the Consistory of Bishops and has the privileges, powers, authority and duties as defined by Constitutions, Statutes and Pastoral Norms. The Apostolic Prefect is the presiding ecclesiastical authority of the Confraternity in the USA on behalf of the Patrons. He has charge for the Confraternity, and pastoral oversight.
The Rev Canon Paul Jagoe is an Anglican priest serving as Provost of the Confraternity in the USA. He was ordained by the Bishop of Texas in 1989 for the Province of the Episcopal Church in the Anglican Communion. He has served in parishes in Texas and Florida. Serving as rector, church planter and a Canon at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke in Orlando. He has been a trauma/ER chaplain for Orlando Regional Medical Center. 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 the Provost of Anglican Union engaging in the day to day operation of the Anglican Union. He holds 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.
The Very Rev. Donald J. Curran Jr. attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison on a Navy scholarship and was commissioned an ensign in the Navy. Over the course of the next 20 years, he served in various shore billets and sea tours retiring in 1990. He attended Trinity School for Ministry in Pittsburgh, Pa. and was ordained a priest in the episcopal church of the Anglican Communion in 1993. In 2008 he was the founding pastor of Christ the King Anglican Church where he continues to serve today. He is also Canon for the Diocese of Birharomulo in Tanzania and serves as the Counselor to the Apostolic Prefect of the Anglican Union for the Propagation of the Gospel. He and his wife of 46 years, Cathy, have three children, Liam, Donald, and Eleanor.
Kevin Francis Donlon presently serves as the Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of Zanzibar and the Episcopal Vicar for the Anglican Union. He has served Church of the Resurrection, Tampa, an Oratory Parish established in 2002. He was ordained an Episcopal priest in 1989, he has has previously served as Curate at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Lakeland FL ( Diocese of Central Florida) from 1989-1991. He served as the Vicar at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Wake Forest, NC ( Diocese of North Carolina) from 1991-1993. He served as Associate Rector at Church of the Holy Comforter in Charlotte, NC (Diocese of North Carolina) from 1993-1996. He served as Rector at Saint Mary’s Church and School in Tampa, Florida (Diocese of Southwest Florida) from 1996-2002. He also has served as the Canon for Ecclesiastical Affairs for the Anglican Mission from 2005 -2017. Bishop Kevin’s focus in ministry has emphasized the need for fundamental Christian Formation that attends to adults. He has worked diligently on a parish level conducting seminars and workshops on the importance of the Anglican Communion reclaiming its catechetical tradition. He has authored the program FAITH IN FOCUS as an adaptation of the catechumenate to form adults in the life of the Christ as expressed in the Anglican Communion. Bishop Donlon holds a BA in Philosophy from Cathedral College of the Immaculate Conception Seminary, NY ( USA). He also holds a Th.M. in Catechetical Theology from Saint John’s University, NY ( USA). He has a Diploma in Anglican Studies from the General Theological Seminary , NY (USA). He has a Ph.D. in Historical Theology from the Graduate Theological Foundation (USA) and the Oxford University Summer Programme in Theology ( Kellogg College, UK). He also has a LL.M in Canon Law from Cardiff University (UK).
Fr. Andy was ordained in 1989 and has served as Assoc. Rector at Church of the Good Shepherd, Maitland, FL, from July 1989 to Jan. 1993 as Rector at Holy Cross Church, Winter Haven, FL, from Jan. 1993 to Jan. 2008, and most recently as Sr. Pastor at The Solid Rock Church, Winter Haven, FL from Jan. 2008 to the present. His passion is christian discipleship and Bible exposition with practical applications to one’s everyday life.
Fr. Andy is joyfully married to Margaret and they make their home in Lake Hamilton, FL. Fr. Andy has three children and eleven grandchildren.
His passion is to see the Church become more Biblically oriented in its thinking and ministry, and for the average Christian to become all he or she can be in fulfilling the Great Commission (Mt. 28:18-20) and the Great Commandment (Mk. 12:29-31).
He has an MDiv from Trinity (Episcopal) School for Ministry and a Bachelors of Air Commerce from the Florida Institute of Technology