Staff

Father Brian Hughes, Rector

Brian 2013Brian Hughes, rector at Holy Spirit Anglican Church, is an ordained priest in the Anglican Church of North America.  Prior to going to seminary, Brian served as a youth pastor for three and a half years at another church in San Diego.  Brian’s gifts are in the areas of teaching and preaching.

Fr. Brian is a graduate of California State University San Marcos (B.A. 2007) and Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA (M.Div. 2012).  Along with his role as rector, Brian is adjunct faculty at Trinity School for Ministry and Bethel Seminary San Diego, teaching in the areas of Biblical Hebrew, Old Testament, and Anglican Studies.

Brian was born in Lexington, S.C. into a US Navy family.  During his childhood, he lived in Rhode Island, Virginia, Florida, Scotland, Germany, and San Diego.  It was in San Diego that he first heard the Good News of Jesus Christ, committed his life to the Lord, and felt called to ordained ministry in the Anglican church.  Brian and his wife Mandy enjoy travelling, baseball games, coffee, movies, and spending time with their young daughters.

Amy Dewey, Parish Administrator

Amy 2013Amy 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 young son, 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, Deacon and Treasurer

Jack Davenport serves as deacon and treasurer for Holy Spirit, all while being in the process of ordination to the Anglican priesthood.  Jack is also a member of Order of Saint Luke the Physician.  Prior to coming to Holy Spirit, and to Anglicanism, Jack served as an assistant pastor and as a teaching/preaching elder at two local non-denominational churches.  Prior to that, Jack and six others started Agape Center, once a week serving a free dinner to all who would come.  Agape Center continued in Maynard, MA for almost 20 years and served an estimated 80,000 meals.  Jack’s strengths in ministry include teaching (with a special interest in apologetics), preaching, and service.  Jack is semi-retired, working part time for a small systems engineering firm that supports the U.S. Navy.

Jack is a graduate of Lehigh University (B.S. Engineering Physics, 1975), Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Master of Religious Education, 1984), and Biola University (M.A. in Science and Religion, 2013).  Jack also studied for one year at St. John’s Roman Catholic Seminary (Pre-Theology Program, 1985-1986) and is currently a student at Bethel Seminary, graduating in May, 2016 with a Certificate of Anglican Studies.

Jack was born in Iselin, NJ, but graduated from Hart High School in Newhall, CA, his family moving often during his early years.  He entered the Air Force through R.O.T.C. at Lehigh University and was assigned to Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts upon graduating.  It was during his initial assignment that Jack was sponsored on a Cursillo Renewal weekend, and there received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.  Jack left the Air Force after his initial tour but stayed on as a contractor for the next 26 years.  In 2005, the opportunity arose for Jack to move to the San Diego area.  It was on a Christian apologetics cruise to Alaska just prior to moving that Jack met his now wife, Lauren, who was already living in San Diego.  Lauren has one adult son, Kevin, a music teacher and musician.  Lauren is an avid reader, and Jack enjoys playing golf in his spare time and writing, especially about apologetics.

 

Jenkin Clark, Music Director

Jenkin Clark is the music director for Holy Spirit Anglican Church.  Jenkin was raised in Casper, WY, in a Episcopal Church music family, singing in his father’s church choirs while his mom played the organ.  Jenkin‘s formal music studies led to a degree in music composition from Arizona State University, and a Master’s in Music from the University of Miami.  While in college Jenkin composed and arranged music for symphony orchestra, jazz ensembles, children’s groups, contemporary/pop recordings, and film.

Jenkin has a great passion and dedication to the traditional roots of Anglican worship music, while also maintaining an ear (and a guitar fretboard) towards the future.  He feels most at home when composing new music for worship, and leading others in song to the Glory of God.  Prior to his appointment as Music Director, Jenkin was an active member of the choral team at Holy Spirit.

When not working on music, Jenkin maintains an engaging career in IT Management, and
enjoys exploring the beaches, mountains, and deserts of Southern California with his two daughters,
usually pulling a trailer and a few friends in tow.

 

Father David J. Montzingo, Rector-Emeritus

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).