The Reverend Christopher L. Epperson, Rector

The Reverend Christopher “Chris” Epperson has been called by the vestry to become the 35th rector of Bruton Parish Church.  Fr. Epperson, 41, has been rector of St. Columba’s Chapel in Middletown, R.I., since 2006. Before leading St. Columba’s, Fr. Epperson served as associate rector at St. John’s Church in Johnson City, Tenn., and as associate rector for Christian formation and pastoral care at All Saints’ Church in Atlanta, Ga. While at St. Columba’s he also was interim chaplain at St. George’s School in Newport, R.I.  A native of Tennessee, Fr. Epperson took his undergraduate degree at the University of Tennessee, with a major in psychology and a minor in economics. After working in his family’s jewelry manufacturing business, he decided to enter the ministry. He received his M.Div. degree from General Theological Seminary in New York City, with a two-year field placement at Trinity Church in New York.

 

The Reverend Tyler L. Montgomery
Chaplain to the College of William & Mary
 
Tyler is a recent graduate of Yale Divinity School and Berkeley Episcopal Seminary, where he earned a Masters of Divinity degree and a certificate in Educational Leadership and Ministry to prepare for chaplaincy in colleges and schools.  He was previously graduated by the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Political Science, and he lived in Latin America for almost three years before entering seminary.  Tyler’s parents currently live in Asheville, North Carolina where his father is the headmaster of the Asheville School, and his brother is an architect in Austin, Texas. 
Jan M. Brown
 
Jan M. Brown is the Founding/Executive Director of SpiritWorks Foundation Center for the Soul, a community recovery organization located in Williamsburg, VA.  Jan graduated from the College of William and Mary with a BA in Psychology, is certified as a Recovery Support Specialist and is one of four people in the country certified as a Master Recovery Life Coach.  She is also an Addictions Educator and sought-after speaker on topics of addiction, brain injury and recovery management.  She serves on the Board of Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church, the Board of Faces and Voices of Recovery, the SAMHSA BRSS-TACS Steering Committee and co-chairs the Addictions and Recovery Commission for the Diocese of Southern Virginia.  In 2014 she was appointed by the Governor of Virginia and serves on the Governor’s Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse.   In 2015 Jan was appointed by the Presiding Bishop to serve on the Commission on Impairment and Leadership.  Jan was ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons by The Rt. Rev'd Herman Hollerith IV, Bishop of the Diocese of Southern Virginia, on Saturday, April 16, at Christ Church in Richmond, Virginia.