Our regional family is led by the Bishop of the Mid-Atlantic, the Right Reverend John Guernsey. He was elected to be the first Bishop of the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic of the Anglican Church in North America on May 21, 2011. Bishop John also connects us to the wider Anglican Communion. We highly value the direction and guidance of Bishop John and the rest of the leaders and pastors of the Diocese!
Justin Clemente – Founding Pastor & Parish Priest
Prior to beginning the work of raising up a healthy church family rooted in the Anglican tradition, Justin Clemente served as Pastoral Assistant/Worship Planner for Church of the Saviour of Rohrersville, MD (2007-2012). He was ordained to the transitional diaconate in December 2015 and ordained a priest in June 2016.
Justin earned his B.A. in Biblical Studies at Trinity College of Florida and earned a Master of Worship Studies from the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies. He has a wonderful wife (Brooke) of thirteen years and four beautiful children (Lucy, Forrest, Copeland, and Crosby). If he’s not in church, with his family, or reading, then he is definitely fishing. Just for the record, he has also never owned a pair of skinny jeans. Justin’s full spiritual biography is available here.
Brooke Clemente – Children’s Ministry Coordinator and Secretary
New Creation’s approach to children’s ministry is that it should be more than just entertainment. It’s Brooke’s desire that our children should be growing in their faith and actively involved in service and the life of the church. She is strict on safety – parents can rest assured that their children are well cared for.
Financial Review Committee – Matthew Burger, Thomas Dasch, Jackie Crews, and Justin Clemente
The Financial Review Committee is the “proto-vestry” of New Creation Church, providing oversight and guidance for all financial matters of the church family.
Treasurer – Melissa Dasch
Melissa serves our community by keeping our books and record keeping in order, and by reporting out to the Financial Review Committee and congregation on how we’re doing as a church family.
Our “Servants Council” is made up of the ministry leads within the church. It’s a time to touch base on how things are going across the ministry of the Body, and to brainstorm about potential new ideas as we continue to grow.