The Rt. Rev. Carlos López Lozano
Bishop Carlos Lopez Lozano is the leader of the Spanish Episcopal Church and he is based in the Cathedral in Madrid. He was educated at the Autonomous University in Madrid and received his higher degrees in theology at the United Seminary in Madrid and the University of Salamanca. Ordained a priest in 1985 in Madrid, ten years later, in 1995, he was consecrated the bishop. He serves on the Executive Committee for our project. In his time as bishop he has been responsible for doubling the amount of churches as it slowly recovered from the Franco dictatorship where Protestants were ostracized and many schools and churches closed and confiscated, never to be returned to the church. One of the hallmarks of his career has been opening food distribution programs throughout Spain where thousands of Spain´s unemployed and marginalized are fed every week. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles published in ecclesiastical journals. Since 1985, he has been married to Ana Rodriguez Domingo. He believes the Anglican Pilgrim Center is an important and necessary gift to the world, a pilgrim welcome center, where ordained women can celebrate the Eucharist, where a hospitality center can be created to support sustainability for the Spanish Episcopal Church and a home for the world where Episcopal leaders can be nurtured and sent out into the world.
The Rev. Spencer Reese
Secretary of Communications, Canon to the Ordinary Madrid, Spain
Spencer Reece, canon to the ordinary, national secretary for the Bishop of Spain, serves as the Communications Officer for our team. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, he was educated at Wesleyan, Harvard and Yale Berkeley. Ordained in 2011 by the diocese of Southeast Florida, his home diocese, he served first as a chaplain to Bishop Carlos Lopez-Lozano from 2011 to 2012, from 2012 to 2013, he served as the chaplain at Our Little Roses, the only all-girl orphanage in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Since 2014, he was asked to return and serve the Spanish Episcopal Church as national secretary. The church is Spain is a uniquely indigenous form of Anglicanism, not a colonial implant, and thus its members are almost entirely Spanish speaking. Reece serves as a bridge to the English speaking worlds. He´s helped to establish a seminarian internship program with Yale Berkeley, which we hope to expand with the Anglican Pilgrim Centre, bringing seminarians over each year to help them be more comfortable in a Spanish context.
The Rev. Marek Zabriskie
President, Rector, Christchurch, Greenwich, CT
Nancy Hoxsie Mead
Vice-President, Naragansett, RI
Nancy Mead lives in Narragansett, Rhode Island. She graduated from the University of Rhode Island with degrees in French and Art. Married to an Episcopal priest for forty-five years, she is the mother of two children and the doting grandmother of four. After two careers in the fashion industry and florist business, Nancy took up trekking at age 50. She has walked four different routes of the El Camino and has walked the Via Francigina from Canterbury to Rome amongst many other routes - over 6000 miles in total. She is also a keen gardner!
Treasurer, NYC, NY
Edith is treasurer of The Friends of the Anglican Centre in Santiago de Compostela, Inc.She recently retired as Manager of Enterprise Risk Management at General Motors Asset Management after 17 years of service including management positions in operations, and investment accounting. Prior to joining General Motors she was the Director of Development for the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, worked for Habitat for Humanity International and held management positions in two NY architectural firms, The Institute for Architecture and Urban Development and at MoMA.
She is a member of the vestry of Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, New York and is President of the Washington Square Fund, a small NYC foundation.
She grew up in Oregon and received a BS and an MPA degree from Portland State University.
She is an enthusiastic traveler and has walked pilgrimages in England, walked the Camino as well as participating in pilgrimages in Greece, Italy and Israel.
The Rev. Katherine (Kit) Sharp McLean
The Rev. Katherine (Kit) Sharp McLean was born and raised in Louisiana. After graduating from Newcomb College of Tulane University in New Orleans, she received an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. Upon completing her degree with a concentration in finance and accounting, she and her brother, Sandy, became business partners in a variety of ventures ranging from renovating properties in the historic district of her hometown, Hammond, Louisiana, to developing and operating washaterias and a convenience store as well as a hunting preserve and three master-planned communities.
The daughter of an Episcopalian mother and a Roman Catholic father, Kit attended both churches and was a Roman Catholic until she was formally received into the Episcopal Church in 2002 at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas. There she worked virtually full-time as a church volunteer for a couple of years. During this time, she began to sense a vocational call to the ordained ministry.In May 2013, she received a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School and a Diploma in Anglican Studies from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale in New Haven, Connecticut.
Ordained to the transitional diaconate at Christ Church Cathedral in New Orleans in April 2013 and to the priesthood at Grace Memorial Episcopal Church in Hammond in January 2014, Kit was first called to a curacy at the Church of St. Michael and St. George in St. Louis, Missouri. She served there until March 2015 when she was called to be an Associate Rector at Trinity Episcopal Church in New Orleans where she is charged with overseeing Christian Formation and Parish Life and serves on two non-profit boards.
Kit firmly believes that pilgrimage is an integral part of faith formation.Her own life was changed by herunexpected participation in three pilgrimages in nine months--first to the Holy Land, next to England and then walking part of the Camino to Santiago de Compostela. She and her husband, Bill, typically lead two pilgrimages a year and have taken groups to Israel, Jordan, Greece, Malta, Italy and the UK.
The Rev. Greg Foraker
The Rev. Canon Greg Foraker, Missioner for Faith Formation, The Episcopal Church in Colorado. A Colorado native, he was ordained in the Diocese of Arizona in 2011, where he served in parish ministry before returning to his native Colorado in 2015. Now serving as Missioner in the office of Bishop of Colorado Robert J. O’Neill, Greg is responsible for providing resources and implementing ministries and programs that effectively equip church leaders across the diocese and the wider church for the work of evangelism, faith formation, and discipleship for people of all ages. A spiritual director, teacher, and pilgrim, Greg has a passion for leading diverse groups in walking the Camino de Santiago, and for helping parishes across Colorado experience firsthand the transformative spiritual potential of the Camino for individuals and parishes.
After working in accountancy for many years Steve relocated to Galicia with his wife, Dawn in 2009. He now works as an English teacher in the Camino town of Sarria.
Having previously served as a reader in the Diocese of Derby he was given a license to officiate in the Iglesia Espaňola Reformada Episcopal by Bishop Don Carlos.
Each year thousands of pilgrims of all nationalities either pass through Sarria or begin their pilgrimage there. Steve has a longing to minister to those pilgrims as they journey to Santiago.