Church of the Resurrection
Staff & Leaders

  • The Rev. Fr. Gabriel Ipasu
    Assistant for Refugee Ministry

    He was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Like many children in the Congo, he grew up playing soccer. Before too long, he started on the path to becoming a Catholic priest. In 2001, Fr Gabriel left the Congo to complete his training in Florida. He started serving the Blessed Trinity parish as a seminarian and deacon before becoming a priest in 2003. He served the parish in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orlando until 2013. In 2014 he was received by Bishop William Mugenyi of the Diocese of Boga ( DRC) and commissioned by Bishop William of Boga to coordinate Refugee ministry to Africans in Central Florida. In 2019, he was transferred to the Diocese of Malek, South Sudan under the oversight of Bishop Peter Joh coordinating the Refugee ministry for the Anglican Union in Central Florida.

  • Rev Michael DeArruda
    Transitional Deacon

    Michael has served as a cleric in the Presbyterian Tradition) [PCUSA, ECO) and is in the process of being ordained an Anglican priest for the Diocese of Zanzibar. He has served in executive leadership for the Presbyterian Church as well as successful stints in parish ministry. Recently he has undertaken a ministry with marriage and family counsel and direction Strong community and social services professional with a Master of Divinity focused in pastoral counseling, preaching, and Christian education from Princeton Theological Seminary.

  • Mr. Gene Hodges
    Director of Liturgical Music

    Gene Hodges, studied music at FSU, receiving a choral music education degree in 1974. After some years in theater, he returned to church music ministry . Serving at First Presbyterian Church, Moultrie GA, St. David's Episcopal Church, Lakeland, Fl,Grace United Methodist Church in Venice Fl as well as guest organist at numerous parishes on the West Coast of Florida. Resurrection Parish is blessed to have him.

  • The Rev Fr. David Brookman
    Assistant to the Rector

    Fr. David is a graduate of Nashotah House Seminary and was ordained as the first priest of the Society on African soil by Bishop Edmund Amoah Dawson of Dunkwa-On-Offin

  • The Rev Deacon Walter Volmuth
    Deacon

    Deacon Walter was ordained by Archbishop Masimango Katanda of the DRC in 2015. He is responsible for oversight of Pastoral Care in the parish.

  • The Right Reverend Kevin Francis Donlon
    Rector

    An Anglican Priest for 30 years who has served in Tampa for 23 years. In addition to his parish responsibilities, he serves as the Assisting Bishop for the Diocese of Zanzibar and the Vicar for Ecclesiastical Affairs for the Anglican Union for the Propagation of the Gospel. He holds advanced degrees in Ecclesiology, Historical Theology, and Canon Law from St. Johns' University, NY, Oxford and Cardiff Universities, UK.