Fr. Peter Smith
Peter and his wife Kristie moved to Phoenix in August 2017 from Birmingham, Alabama in order to become the rector at Living Faith. Peter and Kristie have been married since 2009 and have two children: Cohen (2013) and Hannah (2015). Peter came to faith in Christ at a young age through the faith of his parents, was baptized by his dad when he was 8 years old, and has been following Jesus ever since. He is a graduate of Beeson Divinity School where he received a Masters of Divinity with a Certificate in Anglican Studies. He was ordained as an Anglican priest in 2014 and served for 3 1/2 years as the Assistant Pastor at St. Peter's Anglican Church in Birmingham, AL. As a pastor, Peter is passionate about preaching and teaching, sharing the sacraments, discipling, shepherding, and living on mission for Christ. With his free time, Peter enjoys good conversation, craft beverages, being outside, riding his scooter, playing with a ball of any kind, and spending time with his family.
Fr. Ernest Victor
Ernest and his wife Lalitha are both cradle Anglicans from India. They came to know Jesus as their savior and Lord at an early age in their Sunday school. Both were discipled by their Sunday school teachers and later through Intervarsity Fellowship. Ernest and Lalitha moved to the Arabian Peninsula to serve on mission, Ernest as an engineer and Lalitha as a teacher. 6 years later, God called Ernest to plant churches among expatriates. He was ordained in 1996. Soon after, Ernest completed his theological studies and Ph.D. in missions at Fuller Theological Seminary, California. The Victors moved to Arizona in 2013 in order to minister to the students at Arizona State University, especially to the international students. Ernest has been a part of Living Faith since 2015, where he is a priest-in-residence and is planting an Anglican church at ASU called Anglican Campus Fellowship.
Dcn. Mathew Allen
Deacon/Discipleship Ministry Director
Mat has lived in Arizona since age 10. Jesus found him while he was attending MIT in Boston. For the next 20 years, Mat grew in his faith as a "Proud Protestant." Eventually, Mat finished off his education at ASU with a degree in aerospace engineering, but soon found himself working in information technology (and has never escaped). Mathew stumbled upon a the charismatic episcopal church, where they preached the Gospel, taught Church history, and worshiped in liturgical beauty. Mat was captured by that beauty and by God's love, and soon answered the call of God to become an ordained minister. He completed seminary and was ordained a deacon, the role in which he has served for the last 15 years. Mat, his wife Tina, and their blended family of 5 have been a part of Living Faith since 2015. Mat loves reading, gardening, and carpentry. He loves all music, from Bach to Matt Maher, from Genesis to ancient chants, with a particular soft spot for Irish, Scottish and English folk songs.