The Most Rev. Walter H. Grundorf, D.D. serves as the Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Province of America and bishop of the Diocese of the Eastern U.S (DEUS) was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from Bob Jones University in South Carolina and did his Master’s and graduate school work in the mid 1960’s. He was awarded a Doctorate of Divinity Degree in 2005 by the Theological Commission of the Reformed Episcopal Church.
He became a member of the traditional Anglican Church movement while in graduate school and was ordained as deacon and priest in 1966. He was elected Suffragan Bishop of the Diocese of the Eastern United States (Anglican) in1976. He served as rector of St. Michael’s Church in Knoxville, Tennessee from 1967-1976, became rector of St. Paul’s Church, Jackson, Mississippi where he served from 1976-1979. In 1979, he relocated to Orlando, Florida as a missionary bishop establishing the mission Church of St. Albans. St. Alban’s is now one of the largest churches in the Traditional Anglican continuum and serves as the Cathedral Church of the DEUS and the Anglican Province of America (APA).
Bishop Grundorf was elected Diocesan Bishop of DEUS in 1995 and Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Province of America in 1998. The APA has three dioceses in the United States and a number of affiliated Churches around the world. Bishop Grundorf has worked with a number of bishops of other traditional churches especially the Reformed Episcopal Church with which it shares a formal intercommunion agreement. In 2011, the APA signed an official intercommunion with the Anglican Church in America (ACA) and is working to merge these two churches. Bishop Grundorf is a board member of the Federation of Anglican Churches in the Americas that Archbishop Gregory Venables of the Anglican Communion Province of the Southern Cone in South America (ret.) serves as Primatial Patron. Bishop Grundorf is married to Mary Bennett Grundorf, PhD., and has 4 grown sons, 7 grandchildren and a great granddaughter.
Fr. Spencer along with his wife Ann and daughter Hannah have lived in Charlottesville for 28 years where he has been Rector at All Saints since 1991. He received a Master of Divinity degree in 1991 from Duke University where he studied with Geoffrey Wainwright. After graduating he completed an internship in Clinical Pastoral Education at Duke Medical Center. Fr. Spencer received a BA in Philosophy from Elon University where he studied with John Sullivan and he studied the short story and poetic form with Fred Chappel at UNC-Greensboro. Fr. Spencer takes great joy celebrating the daily mass and reading theology and philosophy especially the works of Fr. Eric Lionel Mascall & Fr. Bernard Lonergan, as well as the poetry of Fr. Gerard Manley Hopkins, T.S. Eliot, William Butler Yeats, & recently Heather Hartley and especially Mary Karr’s Sinners’ Welcome.
Fr. McDermott and his wife, Julie, have been members of All Saints since 2010. They have three young sons and live in Charlottesville. He was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Walter Grundorf on February 24, 2018, being the Feast of St. Matthias, Apostle and Martyr, and has served as curate at All Saints since August 2018.
Fr. Gene and his wife Kristen have been members of ASAC since September 1996. They have eight interesting children, an intriguing daughter-in-law, and a marvelous grandson. He was ordained to the diaconate in 2001. So far, Gene has made a living in applied biology (infectious diseases, forensics, public health) for government contractors. The Godbolds tend their small plot of wilderness, attempting to make it bloom, in Stanardsville, VA.
Ken Myers has been singing in church choirs most of his life. His professional work has been dedicated to understanding the interaction of culture and theology. After studying film theory and criticism at the University of Maryland, he worked at National Public Radio as an editor and producer of arts and humanities reporting. He received a masters degree in theology from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, and subsequently worked as an editor of two periodicals: Eternity magazine, an evangelical monthly, and This World, the quarterly predecessor to First Things. In 1989, he wrote All God’s Children and Blue Suede Shoes: Christians and Popular Culture. Since 1993, he has worked as host and producer of the MARS HILL AUDIO Journal. He contributes a regular column on sacred choral music to Touchstone magazine and lectures frequently in churches and colleges.
Wallace Hornady, Organist
Wallace Hornady has been the organist at All Saints Church since 2012. He lives and works at Woodberry Forest School near Orange, Virginia where he is Chair of the Music Department and Master of Music for St. Andrew’s Chapel. His formation as an organist began in his native Montgomery, Alabama with Dr. Harald Rohlig. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Organ Performance from Belhaven College in Jackson, Mississippi and a master’s degree in Choral Conducting from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. Formerly, he was Associate Music Director of The American Boychoir, also in Princeton. Mr. Hornady has served as organist for churches in the Presbyterian, Disciples of Christ, Baptist, and Anglo-Catholic traditions.
Julie McDermott, Parish Administrator
Julie McDermott has served as part-time Parish Administrator since 2012. She lives in Charlottesville with her husband and children.