Fr. Bryan Owen
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Originally from Tunica, Mississippi, Fr. Bryan Owen was baptized and raised in the United Methodist Church. He was confirmed as an Episcopalian in 1996 on the Feast of St. Mary the Virgin. Fr. Bryan earned a Master of Theological Studies degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School, a Ph.D. in Religion, Ethics, and Society from Vanderbilt University's Graduate Department of Religion, and a certificate in Anglican Studies from the School of Theology at the University of the South.
Before accepting the call to serve as Rector of St. Luke's, Fr. Bryan served as Rector of the Church of the Incarnation in West Point, Mississippi and as Canon for Parish Ministry at St. Andrew's Cathedral in Jackson, Mississippi.
Fr. Bryan and his wife, Julie, have two children, Mary Emerson and Hobson.
Deacon Reese Wiggins
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After completing his required studies from St. Joseph Seminary in St. Benedict, Louisiana, Reese was ordained as a Roman Catholic permanent deacon on September 28, 1988, in Baton Rouge. In 2003, he was received into the Episcopal Church as a deacon and has been working at St. Luke’s since 2007.
His experience in ministry spans over forty years and is extensive in adult formation and education, sacramental preparation, pastoral care, and mission work. Reese and his wife, Glenn, were received into the Episcopal church in 2001 here at St. Luke’s, where he maintains his diaconal ministry.
Reese and Glenn are avid golfers and enjoy playing together at home and when they travel. They have three children and four grandchildren.