Anglican House Publishers Announces
The Winners of the 2023 Archbishop’s Annual Summer Essay Contest


The Winners in the Clergy Category are:

First Prize, The Venerable Canon Justin Murff

The Venerable Canon Justin Murff serves as the Archdeacon for International Affairs in the Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy. He also serves as Canon to the Archbishop for Middle East and North African Affairs and is the Executive Director of the Anglican Office for Government and International Affairs.

What does it mean to be a Global Anglican today?

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Second Prize, Rev. Seth Williamson

Seth Williamson was born and raised in Spotsylvania, VA. He felt a call to ministry at the age of 15 and attended Liberty University to study Theology and Apologetics and then later got his ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary. He is currently planting Church of the Ascension in McKinney, TX.

Great Commission Anglicans

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Third Prize, Rev’d Timothy M. Matkin

Father Timothy Matkin is the Rector of St Francis Anglican Church in Dallas. A graduate of Baylor University and Nashotah House, he is the current President of the Standing Committee in Fort Worth, director of the St Gabriel’s Conference, and a priest of the Society of the Holy Cross.

To be an Anglican is to be global Christian

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The Winners in the Lay Category are:

First Prize, Todd Milton

Todd Milton is the owner of Milton Construction Company in Appomattox, Virginia. He is a graduate of Radford University and continues to enjoy learning as an avid reader and reflective observer of life. A rookie Anglican, he is a member of Church of the Good Shepherd in Lynchburg, Virginia.

An Anglican Walks Into Elevation Church

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Second Prize, Tyler Leighton Ryder

My name is T. Leighton Ryder, I am a seminarian from Canada enrolled at Nashotah House Theological Seminary. Currently, I am a Postulant in the Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces & Chaplaincy. I hope to be ordained to the priesthood where I wish to serve in a hospice or hospital providing spiritual care and the sacraments.

The Petrine Spirit of Global Anglicanism: A Summary & Threefold Approach

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Third Prize, Craig Callon

Craig attends Christ Church Plano where he has taught a variety of adult and youth education classes. He received his Master’s in History from Sam Houston State University and his Master’s in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Craig is married to Cheryl and father to their daughter Vera Dei.

Global Anglicanism: The Middle Way to the Missio Dei

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