Leadership Team

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Fr. Darryl & Becki Fitzwater






Darryl and Becki have been married since 2000. They have 2 children, Aidan and Chloe. In 2003 Darryl started serving as a Senior Pastor in a traditional Pentecostal denomination, and Becki was working in elementary education. They have served churches in Ohio, Maryland, Kentucky, and West Virginia. In this time, Darryl served as a district official for his denomination, worked in foreign missions oversight, and helped with ministerial enrichment. 

In 2012 they became Anglicans, and part of the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic. Darryl was Ordained a Priest in 2017, and they started Church of the Ascension. His spiritual passions are to see people walk in the fullness of Christ, leadership development, and church growth/missions. Becki is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She holds her B.A. in Elementary Education, and a Masters in Professional Counseling.

Clergy & Pastoral Staff


Fr. Mitch & Luwana Baker

Assisting Priest

Luwana and Mitch grew up five miles apart in rural northwest Missouri and were high-school sweethearts. They recently celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary, including over 50 years of ministry. Mitch has done supply work in a variety of denominations over the years. In the 80s they began work at what is now Regent University. In 2001 their family was led to Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn. They retired from Lee in 2017. In 2005 they planted a liturgical-charismatic church, Emmanuel Fellowship, joining the ACNA in 2015.


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Deacon Tanie and Jacqueline Guy

Rev. Tanie and Jacqueline Guy are missionaries to missionaries. They are engaged in missionary care around the world. Over the past decade they have been heavily involved in supporting the people of Ukraine. Jacqueline is the President of the Daughters of the Ascension women's Religious Order. Tanie and Jacqueline devoted themselves to training in healing ministry with an array of teachings from such ministries as Restoring the Foundations, Christian Healing Ministries, Elijah House, Be In Health Ministries, Global Awakening Christian Healing , and The Life Model. Tanie is a transitional Deacon and will be ordained a Priest within the Anglican Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy.


Pastor Adam & Jess Ridgeway

Pastoral Assistant & Family Ministries Director

Adam and Jess have been married since 2012. They have two children, Simon and Eliza. Adam serves as the pastoral assistant overseeing the Family Ministry and Music Ministry. He is completing his Bachelors Degree, and has studied Biblical Languages and Church Leadership. Jess has her BA from Evangel University in Church Leadership. Her Masters is from Kansas State University, in Education. Adam is a Sargent in the Army. He and Jess have helped in 3 church plants, served as youth and children's pastors, and have a desire to see people grow in grace. He is a Postulant for Holy Orders in the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic.


Deacon Neil and Luanna Hansberger

Rev. Neil and Luanna have been married for 35 years. They have four children, one grandchild, three dogs, and a cat. Neil was ordained as a transitional deacon in November 2023 in the Missionary Diocese of All Saints. Neil began working here at Ascension in January 2024. Prior to that Neil and Luanna were lay volunteers for several years at Church of the Holy Spirit in Leesburg, VA. Prior to their marriage, both Neil and Luanna worked with Regeneration Ministries in Baltimore. Neil and Luanna are both full-time public-school teachers. Luanna has a bachelor’s degree in animal science and master’s degree in special education. Neil holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, a bachelor’s degree in education, and a master’s degree in physics education, and is currently working on a MDiv degree.

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Fr. Mike and Angie Koppola

Church Planter, Christ the Redeemer

Fr. Mike Koppola is planting Christ the Redeemer in Dillsburg, PA. He and Angie have been married since October 2000, and have 9 children. They have served in various pastoral capacities over their years together, taught in Christian schools, led evangelism teams, and spent time serving in and helping establish houses of prayer in the mid-west and on the east coast. He is an Asbury Theological Seminary graduate, 2021. Fr. Mike was Ordained to the Priesthood in 2022.


Bp. Phil & Jean Zampino (Retired)

+Phil and Jean are retired clergy with a life time of service in the Church. They have been pastors, mission team leaders, seminary founders, evangelists, and educators. When the Charismatic Renewal began, they spent time with Kathryn Kuhlman. They were key leaders in the Charismatic movement in the Baltimore, MD area in the 70s. He was Ordained a Bishop in the Charismatic Episcopal Church, and was a leader in the Mid-Atlantic area as a Bishop among the CEC. They were received into the ACNA by Bishop Guernsey in 2018. In their retirement, they have moved to the Harpers Ferry, WV area. They are part of the clergy team at Ascension.


Bishop Chris and Catherine Warner

Bishop Warner was elected to be the second Bishop of the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic of the Anglican Church in North America on October 15, 2022. He was invested by Archbishop Foley Beach on February 18, 2023.

Bishop Warner was the Rector of the Church of the Holy Cross, Sullivan’s Island and Daniel Island from 2015-2022 and served as Associate Rector from 2002 to 2007 and from 2011 to 2015. He successfully led Holy Cross in a transition from a “seeker” model church to a relational and discipleship model church. Between his two terms of service at Holy Cross, he also served as rector and director of St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center. With a staff of 60, he transformed the camp to become a ministry of rest, restoration, and renewal. He and his wife, Catherine, have been married since 1993. They have three children.

“My call from the Lord is to teach, preach, pray and lead (Acts 6:4) and my purpose in life is to know God and make God’s glory known. This glory is the glory of the One and Only Son who is full of grace and truth (John 1:14). My passion has been to help people come alive in Christ, live from the Father’s heart as his beloved children, and then grow as disciples who make disciples of others. My great loves in this life are my wife Catherine and our three children: Anna, Caroline and Nathan.”

Church Vestry

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Chris Stokes

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