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The Nominating Committee

Nominating Committee: Welcome

Jeffrey Hoffman,
Chair of the Nominating Committee

Jeff is a member of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Jacksonville where he has served as a vestry member, Lay Eucharistic Minister and facilitator of adult Christian formation classes. He is honored to serve in this important, holy task that will help shape the future of our diocese. Jeff has 30-plus years’ experience in advertising and marketing communications and has been president of The Hoffman Agency in Jacksonville for 28 years. He and his wife Lauren have two children, three grandchildren and recently added a new member to their family, a miniature schnauzer named Adelaide.

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Linda Baker

Linda Baker is a lifelong member of St. Philip’s- Jacksonville.  She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Florida in Business Administration.  She is retired from the State of Florida where she was employed as an Administrative Hearing Officer.  Linda is the chairperson of Christian Formation at her home parish, as well as President of the Daughters of the King.  Linda has served on the Diocesan Council and the Standing Committee.  She was elected President of the Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese of Florida (2009-2011) and continues to serve on the board.  She also serves on the Cursillo Council. Linda has two daughters and five grand children.


Alicea Bosque-Alves

Gladys Alicea Bosque is a founding member of the Spanish ministry of San Lucas Episcopal Church and was received into the Episcopal community of believers in the year the ministry was founded. She was the Senior Warden for 2 consecutive terms, during which she was able to assist the Rev. Canon Miguel Rosada, MD and the congregation of San Lucas as a leader in all aspects of church life. In an effort to bring the young Hispanics to Christ, she helped form a Youth Ministry and served as a Youth Leader for approximately 7 years. She completed Cursillo, which she says was a spiritually transformative experience for her. In addition, she also served in the Vestry for several years. Currently, she serves as a Lector and assists in any capacity that is needed by church. Alicea has a daughter, Ashanti 25, is married to Carlos J. Bosque and lives in Jacksonville.

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Rick Daber

Rick Daber has been an active member at Church of Our Saviour – Jacksonville for over 30 years. Over that time he has served in many capacities involving parish finances, vestry, youth ministry, music ministry and outreach. Professionally as a mechanical engineer, he is a partner in a technology company in Jacksonville that provides systems for control and security in commercial buildings. He and his wife, Kathy, have a strong attachment to the parish family at Our Saviour and are grateful for it as a foundation for raising their own family.


Keith Daw

Keith Daw was born in Tennessee and grew up in Gadsden County near Tallahassee. Having practiced law for over 30 years, he is now in-house counsel to a convenience store company that has locations in northeast and southeast Florida and western North Carolina. Keith is a long-time parishioner at St. Mark's, Jacksonville and has been active in a wide range of ministries there - youth, worship, vestry to name a few. On a diocesan level, he and his family (wife Ashley, children Andrew, Elizabeth and Caroline) have been active in the Diocese's Happening ministry for over ten years.

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Kevin Gay

Kevin T. Gay is a native of Jacksonville, FL and a graduate of the University of Florida. He brings to his role as CEO/Founder of Operation New Hope, many years of entrepreneurial experience and a deep commitment to revitalizing urban neighborhoods. He combines this with his strong faith and a special interest in helping the underserved in communities who seek a way out of the cycle of addiction, poverty and incarceration. Kevin is a member of St. Paul’s by the Sea Episcopal Church.


Roni Kelly

Roni Kelly is married to Terry Kelly and is the mother of three grown children and Noni to five delightful grandchildren.  She is a lifelong episcopalian and a longtime member of St. James Episcopal Church in Lake City, Florida.

As a member of St. James, Roni has served in many capacities including vestry, building committee and rector search committee.  She currently enjoys working with Godly Play, Feed My Lambs and Parish Life. She is active in diocesan ministries having served as president of the Diocese of Florida Episcopal Church Women and currently as lay director for Cursillo in the Diocese of Florida. 


Mary Call Proctor

Mary Call Proctor has been a lifelong member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Tallahassee, Florida. She and her husband, Palmer Proctor, have been married 59 years. They have four children who have blessed their lives with their spouses and thirteen grandchildren. Mary Call has spent most of her adult life as a community volunteer, serving on the boards of Historic Preservation, Goodwood Museum and Gardens, Maclay School, Kate Sullivan School, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Foundation, TMH Foundation Ambassador, Camp Weed Council, Diocese Foundation Commission, Diocese Council, Delegate to Diocese Convention, St John's Vestry, Sr. Warden and is an active participant in Stephen Ministry. She has been honored to receive the Bishop's Cross Award and Fr. Dave Killeen's Rector's Service Award. Recently, Mary Call began enjoying a renewed interest in painting

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Heather Prox

Heather Prox is a cradle Episcopalian who has been a part of the diocese of Florida since her early youth. As a young person in the diocese, she attended Camp Weed, New Beginnings and Happening. She is married and has four beautiful children. Heather is from the River region of the diocese and attends St. Andrews Episcopal in Interlachen, Florida where she is a Lay worship leader, Lay Eucharistic Minister, Altar Guild Chair and mission board member. She is currently the Diocese ECW President elect and is actively involved in the Cursillo movement within the diocese. She and her husband have been together 17 years and she is currently in Active Duty Army service where she has been for 27 years.


Emily Waters

Emily Waters is the Pantry Manager and Minister in Residence at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Jacksonville, FL. Equality, service, and community engagement are her passions. In her free time you can find Emily in the garden at St. Mary's, deep in a book, or planning her upcoming wedding.


The Rev. Hugh Chapman

Fr. Hugh Chapman has been serving the Lord as a priest for the past forty-two years! His ministry journey began in 1979 in Guyana, the only English-speaking country in South America. Since then, it has been his privilege to serve in the Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos Island, and the United States Virgin Islands. His family migrated to Florida in 2007 and their first stop was Jacksonville (ten years), before accepting the offer to serve as rector at St. Michael & All Angels  in Tallahassee. He particularly enjoys serving with the outreach team at the Kearney Center and Grace Mission. In recent times, he has served beside some twenty-five pastors who came together to establish the Capital Area Justice Ministry (CAJM).


The Rev. Gray Hodsdon

Fr. Gray was born and raised in Sanford, NC until his family moved to Jacksonville, where he attended the Episcopal School of Jacksonville. He then earned a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Sacred Music from Florida State University. While at FSU, Gray was actively involved at Ruge Hall, the Episcopal campus ministry, as well as St. John’s Church, Tallahassee. After a one-year internship at the Diocesan Office with the Bishop’s Institute for Ministry and Leadership, Gray attended seminary at the School of Theology at Sewanee: The University of the South, where he served as Student Body President in 2019. Gray graduated with his Master of Divinity in May of 2020 and now serves as the Curate of San Jose Church in Jacksonville. He and his wife, Catie, married in December of 2019.


The Rev. Matt Marino

Matt is the rector of Trinity Parish, St. Augustine. He is passionate about people having a living relationship with Jesus Christ and in helping them find depth and joy in that relationship through liturgy and sacrament. 

Prior to Trinity, Matt was an associate for young adults, contemporary worship and mission at a large parish in Houston. In the Diocese of Arizona, Matt planted a church for multi-ethnic young adults and was a diocesan youth/young adult officer, a seminary instructor and a traveling consultant. Before joining the Episcopal Church, he led a multi-ethnic Young Life area, and as a teenager was a Phoenix Suns ball-boy. Matt is husband of Kari, father of two adult children active in the church, and is a wannabe round the world sailor.


The Rev. Lisa Meirow

Mother Lisa is Priest-in-Charge at St. Andrew’s Episcopal in Jacksonville. A Jacksonville native, Lisa has a Bachelors in English Literature and a Juris Doctor from Florida State University. She worked as an attorney in insurance and finance prior to pursuing her call to ministry. Mtr. Lisa returned to the Diocese of Florida in 2018 after completing her Master of Divinity at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, and served her curacy at All Saints Episcopal Church. 

Mtr. Lisa is Spiritual Director of Happening for the Diocese of Florida, Director on the Board for UCOM, and Producer of the podcasts A Morning at the Office, An Evening at Prayer, and Daily Prayer from Forward Movement. She married her husband, Jordan, in 2009, and they have one Bassador (a Basset Hound/Labrador rescue) named Lily.

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The Rev. Teresa Seagle

The Rev. Teresa Ryan Seagle serves as the Dean of Spiritual Life at the Episcopal School of Jacksonville, a pre-K-12 grade school, for the past 8 years. Previous to answering this call, Teresa served as Priest-in-Charge and Rector of two parishes in the Diocese of Florida, enjoying life in both Tallahassee and Jacksonville. She has served on the Board of Examining Chaplains, the Disciplinary Board, the Pastoral Care Commission, and various other diocesan committees. Currently, she serves on the Standing Committee and serves the Nominating Committee as the Liaison to the Standing Committee. A delicate balancing act, Teresa only communicates the work of the Nominating Committee to the Standing Committee if requested by the Nominating Committee.

Teresa, her husband Keith, and their family enjoy outdoor living, sports (mostly as fans these days), and being on or near the water.


The Rev. Brian Smith

The Rev. Brian Smith has served as missionary to college students in Tallahassee from Chapel of the Resurrection / Ruge Hall since 2015. He grew up in Missouri, went to college in New Hampshire and participated in Episcopal Service Corps in Philadelphia. He first came to the Diocese of Florida fresh out of Virginia Theological Seminary in 2007. He met his wife, Bethany, on a visit to Virginia in 2009. He currently volunteers as the Province IV coordinator for Young Adult and Campus Ministry. He is dad to Grant (6), David (3) and Caroline (1).


The Rev. Reed Freeman, Chaplain

Fr. Reed Freeman is Chaplain to the Nominating Committee. His profession on behalf of the Episcopal Church is intentional interim ministry, and he has served eight parishes in the Diocese of Florida in this regard over 16 years. 

Reed spent 32 years in the chemicals and plastics industry before coming to Holy Orders, in both the United States and Europe, and two years in the U.S. Army. He and his wife Nancy make their home in Jacksonville. They have three children and seven grandchildren scattered around the U.S.

Fr. Freeman has taught in both secular colleges and in the diocesan Deacon School, and is delighted to serve the Nominating Committee.  He is currently at St. James Episcopal Church in Lake City.

Nominating Committee: Leadership
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