The Executive Leadership Team operates and administrates the Anglican Multiethnic Network. The members are responsible for guiding and sustaining the vision of A.M.E.N. in all of the organization’s roles and responsibilities.
Rev. Lawerance McElrath
Executive Director AMEN & Archbishop’s Canon and Chaplain
Rev. McElrath is a U.S. Army Chaplain who served as Assistant to the Bishop’s Chaplain for the Special Jurisdiction for the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy and Curate at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Hudson, Ohio. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Youth Educational Ministries from Malone University and a Master of Divinity from Nashotah House Theological Seminary. He currently serves as Executive Director of AMEN and ArchBishop Foley Beach’s Canon and Chaplain. He and his wife, Megan have one daughter.
Rev. Dr. Esau McCaulley
Assistant Professor of New Testament, Wheaton College
Fr. Esau McCaulley has served across many professional and cultural contexts throughout his ministerial career and theological study. These experiences include rector at All Souls Episcopal/Anglican Church in Okinawa, Japan, assistant to the rector at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, VA, and assisting priest at All Saints Episcopal Church in St Andrews, Scotland. He earned his Ph.D. in New Testament at the University of St Andrews where he focused on Paul’s letter to the Galatians under the direction of N.T. Wright. His scholarly research and writing focuses on Pauline theology and intersection of race and Christian identity. He is married to Mandy, a pediatrician and they have four wonderful children.
Rev. Taylor Bodoh
Rector, Incarnation Tallahassee & Associate Director for Church Planting
Taylor is the Canon for Church Planting in the Gulf Atlantic Diocese, and is also the Rector of a multiethnic church plant called Incarnation Tallahassee. Together with his wife Karissa and daughters Avila and Norah, Taylor has a special passion for raising up and sending out leaders in the body of Christ, for racial reconciliation, and for calling artists and skeptics to give Jesus a fresh hearing.
Rev. Heather Ghormley
Rector, Tree of Life Anglican Church & Associate Director for Immigrant Initiatives
Heather is the rector of Tree of Life Anglican Church, a multiethnic- neighborhood based church in South Bend, IN. In an effort to reach all the people of it’s very diverse neighborhood, Tree of Life offers an multiethnic (mostly African American) youth ministry and an immigration legal aid clinic. Heather’s calling is to grow and mobilize parish churches for mission and justice work. She particularly takes delight in watching the Holy Spirit join together and heal saints across different backgrounds and cultures. Together with her husband Justus, Heather is the mother of three delightful children who keep her on her toes.
Leadership Advisory Council
The Leadership Advisory Council assists the Executive Leadership Team by consulting with and supporting the Executive Leadership Team of the Anglican Multiethnic Network. The Advisory Council advocates on behalf of the Anglican Multiethnic Network and works to broaden the reach of the Network.
Rev. Herb Bailey
Herb Bailey is the Director of the Uncommon Grounds Café in Aliquippa, PA, a ministry of Church Army that walks with people from isolation to community. More than just a great café, this center uses the arts, community outreach, job re-training, listening and loving to minister to the least, the last and the lost. Herb and his wife Angel are deeply committed to being agents for reconciliation with everyone they encounter.
Naomi Oyama-Lebhar was born in California and later moved to Tokyo, Japan. She has also lived in India where she served in a girls home and taught dance. The daughter of two pastors, a white American mother and Japanese father, Naomi has a particular call to ministry to multi-racial peoples and minority women in leadership. She is currently a ballerina with the Tallahassee Ballet and serves on InterVarsity staff with her husband Peter Lebhar. Before dancing with the Tallahassee Ballet, she served with InterVarsity’s Asian-American ministry in Florida. She has heart for intercession and unity across racial lines.
Peter Lebhar is the Team Leader for InterVarsity Tallahassee, overseeing the ministry at Florida State University, Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University, and Tallahassee Community College. Peter’s passion for multi-ethnicity started at a young age during study-tours of Israel with his mother and father. Learning the Jewish roots of Jesus taught him to read the Bible cross culturally and examine his own culture. Peter longs for Church unity, both denominationally and culturally. He also has a deep love for the ACNA and the global Anglican communion.
Rev. Daniel Lizárraga
Caminemos Juntos Liason
The Reverend Canon Daniel Lizárraga, M.P.Aff, M.T.S., is a priest of the Diocese of the Western Gulf Coast and recently became Coordinator of the Anglican Immigrant Initiative. He also serves as the Director and Chaplain of FaithAbility, a ministry with and for the local special needs community. In addition, he is the Canon for Latino Ministry in the diocese and is on the planning team for the Matthew 25 Gathering. Fr. Daniel’s professional career includes working for faith-based organizations in advocacy, community development and international humanitarian aid. He resides in San Antonio, Texas with his wife, Joy and their four lovely daughters.
Daniel S. McGregor
Daniel McGregor is a member of Ressurection Anglican Church in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He graduated from both Columbia International University (M.Div.) and Trinity School for Ministry (S.T.M.). He has published a book concerning spiritual formation entitled “Holy Dark Places.” Daniel has Cerebral Palsy, a physical handicap, experiencing what it means to be a minority in a majority culture in a unique way. Over the years he has developed a passion for racial reconciliation. He and his wife Tina, an African-American, have been married for 19 years. Currently,