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Meet the Board

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The Rev. Toni Belhu

Cheryl A. (Toni) Belhu received her M.Div. with a concentration in Latinx Ministry from the Seminary of the Southwest (SSW) in Austin, Texas. She is the Rector of St. Francis and St. Gabriel's Episcopal Churches. 

Before attending seminary, Toni retired from Bridgestone Americas, Inc. after her 22-year career working primarily in human resources and talent development.  Toni is a veteran of the U.S. Army and served ten years as both an enlisted soldier and military officer. She is a widow and has three adult sons who live in Washington and Tennessee.

The Rev. J. Clarkson

The Rev. J. Clarkson has not always been a priest. He's also been a teacher, non-profit administrator, and advocate for youth, education, and sustainable food culture. He grew up near Nashville, attended seminary in Austin, and lives near Asheville, so yes, he does know every word to "Wagon Wheel" by Old Crow Medicine Show. J. serves as Rector of Calvary Church in Fletcher, NC. The church forests of Ethiopia fascinate him. 

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The Rev. John Roberts

The Rev. John Roberts has worked in all different roles within the Episcopal Church since his college, with the congregational-saving exception of singing in the choir. Currently, Fr. John serves as the Chaplain of Christ School in the south Asheville area, and finds great joy in building connections with the students and faculty of the Christ School community. John particularly enjoys woodworking (over exercise any day!) as a way to unwind.

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Jada Bryson 

Jada Bryson is a member of All Saints in Franklin NC.  She is a graduate of the Haden Institute and is a practicing Spiritual Director with a focus on creative, contemplative, and embodiment practices. She is the co-founder of the Dance Arts Co-Op, a non-profit dance school. She also works as seamstress and long-arm quilter.

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The Rev. Tim Ervolina

The Rev. Tim Ervolina is an Episcopal deacon, which is sort of like being a priest, only without the whole turning ordinary bread and wine into the mystical body of Christ part. As a deacon, he takes a nearly fiendish delight in finding obscure Bible passages forbidding the wearing of cotton/poly blends, eating shrimp and getting tattoos of Bible passages that forbid tattooing, while insisting that the whole point of Chrstianity is to love everyone, everywhere, unconditionally, all the time. Period. He and his spouse Kendra, live in Asheville. They use their regular falls while hiking muddy trails as an excuse to drink beer. 

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Eden Lewis

Eden oversees Christian faith formation for the diocese, by supporting all ministries with children, youth, young adults, and adults. She works to equip and empower our congregations, lay and clergy leaders, providing collaborative working groups, initiating new ideas, and bringing innovative programs, resources, and events to the diocese. 

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Meet the formation team

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The Rev. Oscar Rozo 

The Rev. Oscar A. Rozo was born in Bogotá, Colombia. During his first years in the Episcopal Church he served as musician for the Latino ministry at Grace and camp counselor for the diocesan summer camp. He attended seminary and received his Master of Divinity degree from Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA.

He is married to the Rev. Elizabeth Tester and together they have two children. He is passionate about social justice, multicultural ministry, and community development. He enjoys playing and listening to music, hiking and family time.

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Eden Lewis

Eden oversees Christian faith formation for the diocese, by supporting all ministries with children, youth, young adults, and adults. She works to equip and empower our congregations, lay and clergy leaders, providing collaborative working groups, initiating new ideas, and bringing innovative programs, resources, and events to the diocese.

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The Rev. Rob Field

Rob founded Center for Spiritual Wisdom in 2016 after serving 22 years as a minister in the Episcopal Church and following a brief career in journalism. “The idea came, and I couldn’t shake it,” he says. “I kept thinking: this part of North Carolina would be the perfect place for a practice-based spirituality center.” After deep reflection and lengthy conversations with several wise advisors, Rob decided to leave the congregation he served for 18 years: “I finally jumped off the high dive into the deep end of the pool.” Rob especially enjoys teaching, writing, and working with individuals who want to broaden and deepen their spirituality. He also teaches World Religions at Brevard College.

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The Rev. Nan Woodworth

Rev'd Nan Woodworth was a middle school teacher of children with learning challenges, and a DRE for several Episcopal Churches in the south before becoming ordained in 2019. She grew up in Massapequa, NY, and still loves to take her annual vacation to visit family and friends in New England. She loves collaborating with others to bring music, the arts and spirituality into liturgical and contemplative settings, creating a space for the wisdom of the Holy Spirit to inform our lives.  She loves Early Music, English Country Dance, and exploring the rivers and paths of the Blue Ridge Mountains!

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