Our Shepherds

The Very Reverend James L. Ward


Canon James L. Ward is a priest and Canon of the Orthodox Anglican Church (OAC).  He serves as Rector of St. Augustine's Anglican Church in Bryson City, NC. Canon James has lived the majority of his life in Western North Carolina and currently resides in Bryson City, NC.  He and his wife, Patty, have two daughters and six … Read More

The Reverend Father Denny Trousdale


Father Denny is our newest priest at Saint Augustine’s. He was ordained into the diaconate on May 24th, 2015 and into the priesthood June 22nd, 2018. Father Denny has served as both Secretary and Junior Warden on the church vestry since he and his bride Katherine became members of Saint Augustine’s and The Orthodox Anglican … Read More