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The Rev'd Dr. Michael W. Petty

Fr. Michael Petty is a native of West Virginia and grew up in Houston, TX.  He received his education at Austin College (B. A.) and at Vanderbilt University (M. Div., M. A., Ph. D.).

During his twenty-five years of ordained ministry, he has served a large suburban congregation, a campus ministry at a medical school, and a hospital chaplaincy.

He serves as Canon for Adult Formation at St. Peter’s Anglican Cathedral [Tallahassee, FL], a position he has held since 2005, the year of the establishment of the church. Since its founding in 2014, he has served as Director of The Charles Simeon Institute.

In addition to pastoral ministry, Fr. Petty has served as an adjunct faculty member at the Perkins School of Theology (Southern Methodist University), the Nashotah House Theological Seminary, and the Tallahassee Christian College and Training Center [formerly the Center for Biblical Studies]. 

He is the author of A Faith That Loves the Earth: The Ecological Theology of Karl Rahner, published by the University Press of America.  

He is married to Sara Clausen and they have a son, Graham.

E-mail Fr. Michael: mpetty@StPetersFL.com

 
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The Rev'd Dr. Sudduth R. Cummings

Fr. Sudduth Cummings is a native of Missouri and earned degrees from Phillips University in Oklahoma and from the General Theological Seminary in New York. He earned his doctorate degree at the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.  Ordained in 1971, he has served parishes in Oklahoma, Texas, Maryland, Connecticut, and Florida. He has taught at the Trinity School for Ministry and at the Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. 

After retiring to Tallahassee, FL, he has served as an interim and supply priest and has taught classes in the Adult Formation Program and in The Charles Simeon Institute: both at St. Peter’s Anglican Cathedral. His principal areas of interest are Spiritual Theology, Church History, Liturgy, and Biblical Studies. He continues to write daily Bible studies for the Bible Reading Fellowship.

He has been married to Charlotte A. Cummings for forty-seven years. He and Charlotte enjoy walking and traveling. He collects fountain pens and enjoys reading Sherlock Holmes, historical architecture and design, and historical fiction.

E-mail Fr. Cummings: scummings206@comcast.net

 
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Dr. Jeffrey A. Trostle

Dr. Jeffrey Trostle graduated from the University of South Florida’s College of Arts and Letters in 1975, with a bachelor’s degree in Communication.

He and his wife, Debbie, married since 1976, have two adult children and have lived in Tallahassee for over 20 years. His primary occupation has been in sales.

He received his theological training at the Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He continued his theological studies at the Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, FL. In 1996, he received his master’s degree in Theology from the Covenant Theological Seminary [Tallahassee, FL], where he has been an adjunct faculty member for five years. 

He has served as the Associate Pastor of Foreign Missions for seven years at a local Presbyterian Church in America [PCA], while continuing to work in sales. In 2012, he earned his Ph. D. in Christian Intellectual Thought at the Whitefield Theological Seminary. 

Jeff and Debbie are members of St. Peter’s Anglican Cathedral in Tallahassee, where they are actively involved in the life of the church.  He continues to teach at the church and is also involved in The Charles Simeon Institute.

He has published two books, The Poet Tree, a book introducing children to the world of poetry, and Sacred Rest and the Foundations of Holiness.

E-mail Dr. Trostle: toopilgrims@gmail.com