Jim Di Giovanna and his wife Lisa moved to Lacey, WA in 2012 from California where
he was active in several ministries and church leadership roles including senior warden,
treasurer and president of the Diocese of Western Anglicans’ Executive Committee.
Since moving to Washington, Jim and his wife have continued to remain very active in ministry, serving at the Olympia Union Gospel Mission, participating in jail ministries
with Thurston County Jail and opening their home to Bible studies within their
community. Jim is the current senior warden and treasurer for New Hope and president
of the Diocesan Council for the Anglican Diocese of Cascadia here in the Pacific
Northwest. Although raised Roman Catholic, Jim was received into the Anglican
Communion in 1997 and has served faithfully ever since. He is committed to a life of
servant leadership and discipleship in Christ.
Gregory Foss lives in the Onalaska with his wife Ashley and their dog Jack. He is volunteered chaplain for the local district fire department.
Kelsey Boyce lives in the Olympia area with her husband Matt, and their fluffy and ridiculous cat. She grew up in the Presbyterian church, so liturgy and tradition have always been a great comfort. Kelsey works for the state, and uses her background in theater and music both in and out of the church. In her free time, Kelsey can often be found volunteering at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, performing with the Puget Sound Revels, holding folk music jam sessions, and adventuring with her husband. Her motto has long been “I’m Third” – ask her about it sometime!
Sasha Jensen is a Washington native but has lived all over the United States. After growing up with a non-denominational background, she has found her home in the Anglican tradition. Sasha graduated from Boise State University in 2010 with her Bachelors of Science in Biology. Then in 2014, not only did Jeramy change is career focus, but so did Sasha and began school to become a nurse. So in August 2017, she graduated with her Masters in Nursing from Western University of Health Sciences in California and is currently going to school to become a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Sasha has a strong desire to help others and has been an active volunteer in every community she has lived in. In addition, she enjoys reading, travelling, being outdoors, riding horses, and living life. Currently, she lives in Lacey with her husband Jeramy as well as there three dogs: Noah, Abby, and Cocoa.
Camila Allen, Children’s Ministry Leader
Camila was born in the tropical city of Recife, Brazil. Raised in the small Anglican community there, she watched her father, an ordained priest, establish multiple churches in cities around Recife that were specifically aimed at reaching out to the poor and impoverished. She participated in these ministries by serving as the youth leader, organizing all the young members of these communities in fellowship, Bible study and evangelical outreaches; all while working hard in her studies in Industrial Engineering.
After marrying Fr. John and moving up to the U.S., she is now focused on obtaining her teachers certification in order to teach math and science here in Washington. Her greatest joy is to teach children, both in education and in the truths of the Gospel.
Camila’s passions include reading, music, gripping TV shows and traveling adventurously. It is her goal to explore as many states in the U.S. as possible.