The Rev. Brian Hughes, Rector
Brian serves as the Rector (Head Pastor) of Holy Spirit Anglican Church. As rector, Fr. Brian leads the rest of the staff in serving the congregation by overseeing the worship of the church, preaching, teaching, and leading discipleship efforts so that all might be formed as disciples of Jesus.
Fr. Brian first came to Holy Spirit Anglican Church in the fall of 2012 to serve as the part-time assistant. In September 2014 he was called to be full time, and then was made rector in September of 2016. Fr. Brian studied at Trinity School for Ministry outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, graduating with his Masters of Divinity in 2012. Since graduating, he has served as an adjunct professor for Hebrew and Old Testament for Trinity.
Fr. Brian is married to Mandy and they have two daughters and one son. They both enjoy coffee and baseball. Fr. Brian is an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs and loves to read Old Testament studies, philosophy, and the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
Amy Dewey, Parish Administrator
Amy Dewey is the parish administrator for Holy Spirit Anglican Church. She is a born-and-raised native San Diegan, who has been involved in ministry for the past 8 years, getting to know people and working with them during the transitions in their lives. At a former church she helped start and lead a contemporary service. She currently provides leadership for Anglican Youth Ministries and San Diego Anglicans. In the future, Amy hopes to be a high school English teacher and to that end is in the process of obtaining her Bachelor’s of Arts in English with concentration in Linguistics at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB).
Amy loves to spend time with her husband Tyler, their two sons, their dog Remington, as well as family and friends. She also enjoys cooking, scrapbooking, reading and writing (some day she hopes to publish).
The Rev. Jack Davenport, Assistant Rector
Jack is married to Lauren, and serves as the Assistant Rector at Holy Spirit Anglican Church. He is also a member of Order of Saint Luke the Physician. In his role, Jack assists the rector in achieving the vision of Holy Spirit through the care of the congregation in worship, pastoral care, and discipleship. In addition to helping to lead our Sunday worship services, Jack assists in leading the church’s healing prayer ministry, visits with parishioners who are in the hospital or are sick, and equips the church to be a family that cares for one another across generations and life-stage.
Jack and Lauren have attended Holy Spirit since February 2014, their first experience in a liturgical church in more than 30 years. Both grew up Roman Catholic, but attended non-denominational churches for many years before coming to Holy Spirit. It was the pastoral care and loving community of Holy Spirit that led Jack into the Anglican ministry and made both Jack and Lauren dedicated members of Holy Spirit.
Jack loves to golf, so much so that he often takes additional strokes just for the fun of it! He also likes to think about apologetic issues of the Christian faith, and is writing a book dealing with that subject matter, called “For the Love of Truth.”
Jack is a graduate of Lehigh University (B.S. Engineering Physics, 1975), Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Master of Religious Education, 1984), Biola University (M.A. in Science and Religion, 2013), and Bethel Seminary (Certificate in Anglican Studies).
The Rev. Chris Bodiford, Pastoral Associate for Leadership Development
Chris serves as the pastoral associate to leadership development at Holy Spirit, and as a resident church planter. As the associate to leadership development, he serves the small group ministry in their efforts to orient to God and to their neighbors.
Chris just arrived in San Diego in the summer of 2018 as his wife received a position as a resident physician in the South Bay of San Diego where they are intentionally serving their community and asking God to bless their church planting efforts. He met his bride Kasi at California Baptist University in Riverside where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Studies in 2011, shortly after a powerful conversion. Holy Spirit Anglican Church meets at the very seminary (Bethel Seminary San Diego) that Chris received his Master’s of Divinity degree in the summer of 2017.
His passion is found in creating community where intentional formation and healing can take place in holistic ways. To do this, walking the neighborhood and getting to know his neighbors is the normal pattern of the week. Furthermore, when he has time, running, reading, and working with his hands are all life-giving hobbies of interest.
The Rev. Canon David J. Montzingo, Associate for Clergy Formation
David Montzingo, founding pastor of Holy Spirit Anglican Church, is an ordained priest in the Anglican Church of North American and a chaplain in the Order of Saint Luke the Physician. He served three different churches in the Boston area from 1971 to 1987, and three more in the San Diego area from 1987 to 2009. His strengths in ministry are teaching the Bible, healing those in need, and sharing the good news about the Lord Jesus Christ.
Fr. David is a graduate of Harvard University (B.A. 1971), Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div. 1975), and Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA (D.Min. 2011). He currently teaches Anglican Theology and History, Liturgical Studies, Sacramental Ministry, and Anglican Spirituality at Bethel Seminary San Diego.
Fr.David was born in Buffalo, NY, and attended high school in Seattle, WA. He committed his life to serving the Lord Jesus Christ as a college student in Boston, MA. During seminary, he interned in campus ministry at Park Street Church, which gave him a life long concern for ministry to college students. He and his wife Ruth have four grown children and three grandchildren. Together they enjoy their family, good friends, beautiful music, English novels, and baseball games (both the Padres and the Red Sox).