Peter Gavriel- Director of the Miami Distribution Center
Peter grew up in Cyprus and the United Kingdom. He finished college and law school in Chicago and settled in Oak Park, Illinois, were he was a parishioner at his local Episcopal church. He practiced law in the insurance industry, as a litigator and litigation manager.
Peter worked with FEMA in environmental and floodplain compliance, and for a FEMA contractor engaged in flood map modernization from 2001-2008. His disaster relief work includes: Deployment on numerous Presidential Disasters, participated in numerous PDAs, audited the environmental component of several disasters, conducted the review of numerous pre-disaster mitigation plans as part of the grant approval process, reviewed several programmatic agreements for legal sufficiency, and performed such other duties as were assigned.
“Through my deployment, I acquired knowledge of disaster and emergency management, and the particular issues, principles, programs and strategies for meeting the needs of such operations, especially environmental and historic preservation compliance”, says Peter.
Since moving to Florida Peter attended the Anglican Church of the Word and has been active in the Kairos Ministry.
Peter’s faith in the Lord has never wavered. The Bible is a road map and a toolbox for his life.
Stephen grew up in Central America, the son of an Episcopal Missionary and later Bishop. As a youth he translated for a dental team and youth mission trips. He finished school in the US, married and settled down on Johns Island, SC. He began in Youth Ministry helping lead the Youth group at St Johns Parish(Anglican). His heart for Missions took him to the Dominican Republic his teams of volunteers helped build a mission church and school. His wife Cindy and Stephen travelled to Gulu Uganda and help St Johns Parish build a relationship with the Dioceses of Northern Uganda. He added Kairos Prison Ministry to his rich experience in missions and youth ministry. As an Ambassador for Christ Stephen is currently helping start a relationship with the Anglican church in Peru.
Professionally, he created drafting and designing mechanical systems before moving into Safety in a large industrial plant. He was responsible for training, emergency planning and emergency response. When Charleston County started a Citizens Emergency Response Team, he joined and offered his expertise and support. He has also supported and trained with the Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief Team of SC.
Stephen led a team of Volunteers from SC in our first Disaster Relief weekend in Miami. He is working on the Disaster relief manual with the Director and helping to coordinate a nationwide Anglican Disaster Relief program within the ACNA.
Helen brings a variety of talents and abilities to the program. An ordained Evangelist Helen uses her spiritual gifts to lead ladies into a personal relationship with Jesus the Christ. A renowned leader throughout the community she was a valuable asset during the Washington Heights outreach. Helen is a builder of institutions and people utilizing her strengths in Management, Strategic planning and resource development. Her recent experience includes:
Founder, Executive Director, Lady's Choice Center for Women: this Christ Centered business is exclusively dedicated to the educating, empowering, and building strong women of all ages. We realize that everyone is born with a leadership SPIRIT, but not everyone has developed the SPIRIT of leadership. We want to cultivate every GIFT and TALENT God has placed inside every women we encounter, 2003-present. Ladies Choice offers: Mentoring, Chris Counseling, Etiquette Training, Leadership Training and Development & College Tours for seniors.
Founder, Executive Director, Simply Solutions Consulting, Christian counseling service, 2013-present.
Community Coordinator/Organizer for Washington Heights, Moncrief Village, and Springfield Properties. Fostering positive partnerships/relationships between Duval County community agencies and organizations that will best assist low income residents to become viable citizens, transitioning out of low income communities and becoming strong healthy families, 2010-present.
Advisory Board positions for numerous agencies including the Crisis Center of Duval County, Early Learning Coalition, Kidz Extreme Bible Club, Rainbow Center at UNF, Edward Waters College.
Helen says: “My strong suits are building people, helping to structure or plant churches. I also thrive in the planning events and programming.
Wade is a 64 year old husband, father of three and grandfather of four. He has been married to the former Kathy K. Dolan for nearly 40 years. Wade is from Fort Walton Beach, FL and Kathy is a Jacksonville native.
Wade had a 20 year career serving our nation in the United States Navy. After retiring from the Navy in 1994, Wade started a new career in the Information Technology industry which lasted for 21 years. In 2016, Wade retired from working altogether to enjoy spending time with his family and friends. Wade enjoys volunteering*, playing golf, hiking through nature trails, cycling, walking and metal detecting.
Wade and Kathy have been members of Church of Our Savior in Jacksonville Beach since its inception in 2013. Prior to that, they were members of Calvary Anglican and Calvary Episcopal going back to 1994.
After returning home from evacuating in advance of Hurricane Irma, Wade contacted IrmaRelief.faith and to learn about their efforts in N. FL. On October 14th & 15th, Wade joined the IrmaRelief team as a team leader assisting volunteers in relief efforts to the residents of Flagler Estates. Wade ran a crew for Irma Relief in November . He is also credited with writing the rough draft of the Gulf Atlantic Diocese Disaster Relief Manual.
Wade’s volunteering started just after retiring from the Navy. In 1995, Wade was one of the first to volunteer to Save Our Saratoga effort. This was a group of retired sailors and city leaders devoted to purchase the recently decommissioned USS Saratoga and place it along the south bank of the St. Johns river as a teaching museum. In 2001, while Wade was working at TNT Logistics, North America (now CEVA Logistics), Wade volunteered in many ways. His Helpdesk team helped build several Habitat for Jax homes, became an active member of TNT CARE, which held a variety of fundraisers, such as cook offs, car washes, golf tournaments, 5k walks, etc. In 2010, Wade created, organized and manned a week long humanitarian drive to get food, water and clothes collected in support of the victims of the January 12, 2010 7.0 earthquake that devastated Haiti. He filled a 45 foot long semi-trailer and arranged for it to be delivered to a port for shipping to Haiti 10 days after the quake. Most recently, Wade volunteered on August 4th & 5th, 2017 at the Mayport Naval Station Windy Harbor Golf Course in support of the Navy Safe Harbor Foundation 4th Annual Southeast Golf Tournament. Then starting on September 28, 2017, Wade volunteered for 5 days as a course marshal at the 2017 Web.com Tour Championship located at the Atlantic Beach Country Club.
Rev. Canon Daryl Fenton, Director, CMJ-USA
Daryl, a graduate of Wheaton College and Trinity School for Ministry, assumed his duties as CMJ USA National Director in July 2011, joining the faithful CMJ workers who for over 200 years have advanced the Kingdom among Jewish people. In accepting the call, Canon Fenton stated, "Sharing the transforming love of Jesus with Jewish people is work to which the Lord first called me 30 years ago."
Rev. Greg Miller, Director, Church Army- USA
“I served as a parish Rector for 25 years” Greg adds, “During most of that time I had never heard of Church Army USA. When I did, I was hooked. Church Army's ministry is to equip the church so that it will be more effective in evangelizing; to reach the least, the last, and the lost with the gospel of Christ and bring them into the fellowship and ministry of the church.
Lives are being saved by the work that the Lord is doing through Church Army USA. We operate a cafe which serves as a gathering place for hurting people to share their pain and seek help. We also employ people in recovery from drug and alcohol purposes for their lives. Fire and Rescue Squads have asked us to help make their rescue personnel. more sensitive to the thinking of people who overdose on heroin. The local methadone clinic has asked us to come and bring the gospel to the people they are treating. We are going into jails to talk about Jesus with in-mates. Police officers are assisting us as we provide underwear for the homeless. Veterans administrations are asking for our help in rehabilitating US military veterans suffering from PTSD.
We engage in this work because the Lord has reminded us that whatever we do unto the least of His brethren we do unto him. Likewise, whatever we do not do for the least of his brethren we do not do to Him. I invite you to partner with us in this work as we seek to reach a lost and hurting world with the redeeming work of Jesus Christ.”
The Rt. Rev. Neil Lebhar, Bishop Gulf Atlantic Diocese, ACNA
The Right Reverend Neil G. Lebhar has been the first Bishop of the Gulf Atlantic Diocese of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) since his consecration in 2010.
He was called as rector of Church of the Redeemer in 1988.
He and his wife Marcia were married in 1971. They have two daughters and a son. Sarah and her husband Jon Hall have two children, Benjamin and Miriam. Jon graduated from Trinity School for Ministry. Sarah is a professor for Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in Jacksonville. They are planting a congregation in Tallahassee. Katie and Paul Black were married in 2007and have one son, Asa, and one daughter, Anna Merrill. Katie teaches high school theater in Jacksonville. Peter and Naomi Lebhar were married in 2013. Peter graduated from Florida State University and is now a staff member of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship there. Neil and Marcia also have a married foster daughter, Dawn Thompson, who has two sons and a daughter.
His first parish ministry was at a church in New London, Connecticut . He then served as Assistant Rector at Truro Church in Fairfax, Virginia from 1979 until his call to Redeemer.
Prior to ordained ministry, he served as Field Director of the Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools (FOCUS), a ministry to private school students. He came to faith in Christ through the ministry of FOCUS.
He currently chairs the Anglican Unity Task Force, and serves on the board of CMJ/USA and on the local advisory board of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. CMJ is a Jewish roots and outreach ministry which his wife Marcia previously directed. Neil and Marcia have led countless groups to study in the land of Israel. CMJ-Israel hosted the first GAFCON meeting.
Bishop Lebhar served as vice-chairman of the Jacksonville Billy Graham Crusade in 2000. More recently he became a part of the ACNA Catechism Task Force, joining Drs. Jack Gabig, James I. Packer, Joel Scrandrett and others who worked long and hard to create a new catechism for the 21st century. Bishop Lebhar also serves on the Anglican Unity Task Force.
He received his B.A. from Princeton University in 1972 and holds masters degrees from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (1976) and Virginia Theological Seminary (1978).
Bishop Lebhar loves the Lord, his family, and his calling to lead in Biblical renewal, worship, outreach and fellowship. For more about Bishop Lebhar, the Gulf Atlantic Diocese or IrmaRelief.faith please visit: http://gulfatlanticdiocese.org/ .