Fr. Chad E. Jarnagin
Vicar of Luminous Anglican
The Reverend Chad E. Jarnagin is the founding Vicar of Luminous Anglican Parish. He is an ordained priest. He has a Master Certificate, M.A. Biblical Studies, a Master of Divinity, and will soon begin doctoral work. Chad is a Certified Enneagram Teacher and Spiritual Director. He is the author of the book, Learning to Be: Reconstructing Peace & Spiritual Health (Morgan James Publishing). Member of the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (2003-2009). Chad has more than 25 years of experience as pastor, worship leader, and published touring musician.
He and his wife Jennifer, a Montessori educator, have three sons and live in Franklin, TN. He continues his family’s heritage by coaching baseball in the local youth league with his sons.
Luminous KiDS Curate
Paula Rohrer and her husband Russ have been with Luminous Anglican for the past three years. She has worked with children and youth in some capacity for the past twenty years. Even before accepting the position of Luminous KiDS Curate, you would have found her in the midst of the kids, on purpose, for one reason or another. She has an honest love for listening to children and walking with them through their understanding of God’s love for them. A native of Southern California, Paula works professionally in the Hospitality Appraisal and Consulting industry. She and Russ live in the College Grove area and have fully embraced this season of enjoying their three adult children and their dog Charlie.
Anthony is a spiritual director, speaker, and artist/worship leader. he is producer, and sometimes cohost of the popular Typology Podcast, creative director for Ian Morgan Cron, and principle and co-creator of the “Shamah Way” (Prayer and Meditation) app.
Through group and one-on-one processes Anthony helps people recover their hearts and souls in a way that empowers them to better show up to their lives, God, and others.
As a Songwriter, Anthony has received numerous awards (Billboard, SESAC, etc) and his albums have received critical acclaim from Relevant Magazine and Paste Magazine, and his book, Worship Smartbook: Actionable Tips for Real-World Worship. was selected as “Best of the Best” by Worship Leader magazine.
Anthony has written songs and/or produced for many artists such as Kim Walker-Smith, Ellie Holcomb, Jesus Culture, Chris Quilala, CeCe Winans, Jon Reddick, Chris McClarney, & All Sons and Daughters.
Bekah is passionate about offering you a warm, welcoming space to attune to the truth of God, the humanity of Jesus, and the mystery of the Spirit. She is a certified Spiritual Director through Sustainable Faith, School of Spiritual Direction and completed the 19th Annotation, an 8-month Ignatius “retreat in daily life” program where she fell in love with the down-home humility of Jesus. In 2017, she founded Pasture Experience, rooted in Psalm 23, where she offers spiritual direction, holistic retreats and poetry & ponderings. Bekah has a heart for those who are feeling stirred toward the balance of contemplative action and honest expressions but are not sure where to begin. Empowering brave souls to experience intimacy with God through connection, contemplation and creativity is her heartbeat.
Bekah also brings her experience as a Grief Recovery Method Specialist and is currently in grad school to become a licensed marriage and family therapist so that she can integrate therapy and spiritual formation into her practice. “Grace and space” is her mantra.
Mark Nesbitt is the Formation Pastor at Luminous Anglican and is in the process of becoming ordained. The adventure of his life has led him to run a communications company, publish several books and other writings, and co-found an adventure retreat organization called Pathway Collective.
Mark, his wife Becky, and their three children strive to live in intentional community with their friends and neighbors. They have discovered that chairs and food in the backyard lead to great conversations and relationships.
Learn more about Pathway Collective here.
Luminous is led by the Vicar and Vestry, with advice and support from a distinguished board of stewards. The Vestry acts as our legal board of directors and works with Vicar to support the ministry. Luminous is a part of Churches for the Sake of Others (C4SO), a community of churches and leaders committed to nurturing existing congregations as well as planting new churches. Under the leadership of Diocesan Bishop Todd Hunter, C4SO seeks to announce, embody and demonstrate the Kingdom of God.