St. Francis of Assisi Anglican Mission Church
Staff & Leaders
Chuck is a founding member of St. Francis Mission and a leader of many special groups. He has served as a Youth Leader, Audio, Video, and in various administrative positions in his former faith communities. Chuck oversees the music and video for our Sunday Liturgy as well as our Contemporary Praise Service on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm. He is a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of the New Castle Area Honor Guard which provides funeral services with full military honors for our veterans. He has a passion for the restoration, upkeep and archiving of local cemeteries and is the owner and caretaker of the historic Harbor Bridge Cemetery in New Castle, Pennsylvania. Chuck is a leader in this group and also the webmaster of the churches website.
Mission Clerk & Archivist
Bryan Chilton is one of the founding members of St. Francis Mission and serves as the Clerk of our Mission Council as well as Historian and Church Archivist. Bryan is also a talented poet and shares his poetry at times during our worship services and events. In addition, Bryan assists Father John as an altar server at the Mass.
Sunday School Teacher
Sylvia Harris is the wife of Fr. John Harris and is one of the founding members of St. Francis Mission. She is one of the spiritual moms of our community and is one of our children's Sunday School teachers. Sylvia is the mother of three children, two foster sons, and six grandkids.
Sunday School Teacher
Mr. Jim Taylor (left in this picture) is our principle children's Sunday School teacher at St. Francis Mission. He is a retired teacher at the Warren City Schools and also tutors and works with children in conflict management. He also is a wonderful prayer intercessor.
Donell, Donia, Donavan Wells
Donnell Wells and his brother and sister, Donia and Donavan, are the grandchildren of Fr. John and Sylvia Harris and are altar servers at St. Francis Mission. Donnell is 13 years old and the twins are eight. They are pictured at the twins' first communion in 2014.
Fr. John Harris O.S.M.
Father John entered the Postulancy for Holy Orders in the Anglican Church in North America in 2008 and was ordained a Transitional Deacon in 2012 and a Priest on April 27, 2013 by Bishop Roger C. Ames of the Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes. He is also a Novice Brother in the Order of St. Michael the Archangel, a Religious Order of Anglican Priests and Brothers.