Typically associated with cathedral complexes, a cloister is a covered walkway that run along side of a building forming a quadrangle in the center. Like any walkway, cloisters are places where people converse outside of church about topics of all sorts and exchange ideas and issues of the time. This blog is a essentially extension of ongoing conversations in my family for the past several years in the cloister of our own homes. Many nights we find ourselves talking into the wee hours of the morning, long conversations on the phone, back and forth on texts messages. We both have a passion for people to come to know the Lord and to become more like Him. We have a deep love for the beautiful and formative nature of the Anglican tradition and believe it is a magnificent way of worshiping God with our whole being, bringing people to know Christ, and forming the Church to continue to carry out the Great Commission. So this blog will be an outlet for our thoughts on the Church, liturgy, music, tradition, history, and various adiaphora (things not essential to the faith). But it will also include our thoughts on current events, life, travel, family, and our other passions!
The Reverend Canon Wes Jagoe (jay go)– Wes is priest in the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) He currently resides in Greenville, South Carolina and serves as the Chaplain and Canon to The Archbishop of the ACNA. Prior to his role as Chaplain, he was the Canon for Worship (Canon Precentor) at Saint Peter’s Anglican Cathedral in Tallahassee, Florida. From 2015-2016 he served as a pastoral intern (The Associate Timothy Program) The Falls Church Anglican, Falls Church Virginia. Further, Wes has been an officer in the United States Marine Corps on both active and reserve duty since 2007. In 2009-2010 he deployed as a provisional rifle platoon commander to the Helmand Province, Afghanistan and again in 2011-2012 aboard ship supporting the Libyan civil war and the events of the Arab Spring, and in 2018 as a senior watch officer in Baghdad, Iraq. He is the founder of The Battle of Marjah Veteran’s organization. He holds a Master of Divinity from Trinity School for Ministry and Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and a minor in Naval Science and Leadership from the University of South Florida. Among his many passions are travel (67 countries and counting!), playing guitar, Anglican liturgy and music, history, and ministering to veterans with post-traumatic stress and moral injury.
*In case you are wondering, it is pronounced “jay go”
The Rev Canon Dr. Paul Jagoe– Paul is an Anglican Priest and Provost of the Anglican Union and was ordained by the Episcopal Bishop of Texas in 1989. He has been married to Robin since 1980 and has three adult children and four grandchildren. Paul is currently a Hospice chaplain for South Carolina Hospice and Palliative Care in Greenville, SC, as well as the Provost of AMI. He has been rector, church planter and a canon at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke in Orlando. He was a trauma/ER chaplain for Orlando Regional Medical Center.
Paul has a Doctor of Ministry from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and a Master of Divinity from Trinity (Episcopal) School for Ministry as well as both a Bachelor of Education and Master of Education from Stephen F. Austin State University.