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Thursday, July 07, 2011
Anglican Church Announces New Canon for Provincial and Global Mission
Canon Lumanog will be chief programmatic officer of the Anglican Church in North America
July 6, 2011
The Anglican Church in North America announced The Venerable Dr. Jon (Jack) Lumanog as the new Canon for Provincial and Global Mission.In his new role, Canon Lumanog will be the chief programmatic officer of the Anglican Church in North America assisting Archbishop Duncan in carrying out the mission of the Province, both domestically and with international Anglican mission partners.
"Canon Jack Lumanog will bring tremendous gifts and energy to the work of building the Province together. In his own history are the three streams of our Church life, a fact which strongly draws him to our vision for a biblical, missionary and united Anglicanism in North America. I look forward to his joining me as a 'right hand' in the mission of reaching out with the transforming love of Jesus Christ both domestically and abroad," said the Most Rev. Robert Duncan, Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church in North America.
Canon Lumanog most recently served as church planter and the first rector of Christ the King Anglican Church in Lansing, Michigan. He also serves as the clergy formation advisor for the Heart of North America Region of the Anglican Mission in the Americas (AMiA). While planting Christ the King in Lansing, Canon Lumanog was involved in campus ministry at Michigan State University and was elected twice as president of the Religious Advisors Association where he worked with the officially recognized campus ministries in the Christian and Jewish traditions.He also was active in ministry in the areas of church planting and acts of service to those hit hardest by the economic crisis in the Mid-Michigan region.
Canon Lumanog expressed his passion for mission, stating, "To see the Anglican tradition at its best is to see everybody around the table of the Lord being transformed in His presence. I'll go wherever the Lord wants me to go and I'm humbled by the call to assist the Anglican Church in North America as we strive to fulfill the Great Commission."
"Jack has been a valuable part of our regional leadership team for several years and is one of the most competent priests I have had the privilege to work with. All of us in the Anglican Mission are excited for this new chapter in Jack and Amy's lives and ministries and are encouraged that his service to the Anglican Church in North America will deepen the bonds of affection and cooperation in our Anglican family," said Bishop Doc Loomis of the AMiA.
Canon Lumanog has served in various ministry capacities as archdeacon, interim rector, evangelist, worship leader, youth pastor and as home missionary-in-training at an inner-city church.He is a 1996 graduate of Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa (BA, Religion).Graduate studies include master of divinity (Anglican studies) and doctor of ministry (pastoral counseling and church administration) degrees. Canon Lumanog and his wife, Amy, have two daughters, Ainsley and Hadley.
The role of Canon for the Provincial and Global Mission was previously held by Canon Daryl Fenton who willcontinue to serve as a priest in the Anglican Church in North America and in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Canon Fenton is joining the Church's Ministry among Jewish People (CMJ USA). As CMJ is a worldwide Anglican mission, he will continue to support the ministry direction set by Archbishop Duncan and the bishops of the Province.