Jim McCaslin graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree and was ordained in 1994 following a career as a U.S. Army Officer, where he served as a Soviet Affairs Specialist. He first served as an assistant rector at Truro Church in Fairfax, Virginia and then moved to Jacksonville, Florida in 1996, serving first as an assistant at the Church of the Redeemer and then as Rector for All Souls Church. He also served as Interim Rector of Calvary Anglican Church prior to the merger of Calvary and Resurrection to form Church of Our Savior in 2013. Jim currently serves as an Assisting Priest at Our Savior.
Prior to the formation of the Anglican Church in North America, Jim served as Dean of the Southeastern Convocation in the Anglican Communion Network. Currently his primary position is on the diocesan staff, where he has served as the Assistant to the Bishop (Canon to the Ordinary) of the Gulf Atlantic Diocese since 2009.
Jim has been joyfully married to his wife Ginny since 1985, and they are blessed to have six children and ten grandchildren. Jim and Ginny have both known the heartache of divorce and have come to understand why God’s best for us is life-long marriage between one man and one woman. As sinners saved by the amazing grace of God, we rejoice that He is a God of second chances.
Jim has committed himself to preaching and teaching the unchanging Word of God so that all might come to a saving knowledge of His grace and love. He wants all who come to Our Savior to know the fullness of God’s transformation, loving Him and serving others as surrendered and submitted disciples of Jesus Christ. Jim sees worship of the Living God in spirit and in truth as the high point of our lives and the foundation for all genuine ministry and mission.
Lynne Ashmead was born in Berwyn, Illinois. Her family moved to Jacksonville, Florida, when she was in high school. She graduated from Englewood High School, Jacksonville (1961) and the University of North Florida (BBA, Management, 1983).
Lynne and her husband Bob served as missionaries for the American Lutheran Church in Jos, Nigeria from 1967 to 1972 and in Lae, Papua New Guinea from 1973 to 1975. Upon their return to the United States, she worked in administrative positions for various corporations in the Jacksonville area, retiring as a Director from CSX Transportation in 1999.
From 1996 to 1998, Lynne took credit courses by extension from Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania and subsequently read for Holy Orders in the Diocese of Florida. Lynne was ordained as Vocational Deacon by Bishop Stephen Jecko in the Diocese of Florida on September 12, 1999, and as Priest by Archbishop Benjamin Nzimbi in the Anglican Church of Kenya January 15, 2007.
Since her ordination, Lynne has served in churches in Jacksonville, Mayo, and Perry, Florida. Her pastoral care ministries have included Kairos (prison ministry) and Kairos Outside (for female relatives of inmates), as well as visitation to shut-ins and those hospitalized.
From 2004 until her “retirement” in 2011, Lynne served as Executive Assistant to the Dean of the Southeastern Convocation of the Anglican Communion Network and later as an administrator and first Registrar of the Anglican Church in North America.
Lynne is assisting Priest at Church of our Savior during the months she and Bob are resident in Florida; they live part of the year near relatives in Arizona.
Her heart is that all will come into a saving relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and fully live out their lives serving others in His Name.
Our Church Administrator Patti Brodeur is superbly equipped for her position. Obviously blessed with the gift of Helps, Patti serves the Lord and His people, all the while keeping the quotidian tasks of the church running smoothly.
Patti graduated with a B.S. degree from Immaculata College outside of Philadelphia. After working for many years as a nutritionist with the US Department of Agriculture in Washington, DC, Patti married Tom Brodeur and moved to Saudi Arabia where the couple found the adventure of a lifetime with the Lord. In 1989 Tom and Patti moved to Jacksonville just as Calvary Episcopal (later Anglican) Church was being planted, and they became charter members. At Calvary Patti served as Administrative Assistant to the Rector and as Bookkeeper, and later as Church Secretary.
When Calvary and Resurrection merged to become Church of Our Savior, Patti was asked to be Church Administrator, a role she was happy to accept, and Church of Our Savior continues to be blessed daily with that arrangement!
Tom and Patti have one adult child, Michelle, who is one of Church of Our Savior’s missionaries and is currently serving the Lord with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in Tallahassee.
Church of Our Savior is blessed to have Roxane Andrade, who brings her managerial and leadership skills along with her love of children to direct our Nursery and manage special events.
Many of Roxane’s skills developed early in her work for the local church. Those formative experiences included babysitting and working in the church nursery, volunteering with VBS, assisting on youth ski trips, and helping with children’s Sunday School and other special events.
Roxane was formally educated at Valdosa State University, receiving both a Bachelor of Fine Arts/Public Relations and a Masters in Public Administration. Her primary work experience has been in the field of University & Non-Profit Administration. In Jacksonville she has worked with Leadership Jacksonville and as the Administrator of Calvary Anglican Church. In January 2011 Roxane began working as Calvary’s Nursery Director.
Roxane’s greatest volunteer commitment outside of church is with The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital, the purpose of which is to raise funds for special needs/projects at the hospital.
Roxane moved to Jacksonville in 2001. Not long afterward she met Troy Andrade (at a Gingerbread Decorating Christmas Party). They were married November 2002. The Andrades live in Atlantic Beach with their cat Clementine.
The Lord has not blessed the Andrades with children of their own. However, Roxane is thankful for the special time on Sundays when the Lord brings her little ones to love on, play with, and watch grow in Him. (And we are so thankful for Roxane!)