The Reverend Chad E. Jarnagin is the founding Rector of Luminous Parish. He is an ordained Anglican priest. With a passion to introduce, curate, and develop catechesis, and contemplation, Fr. Chad respects intentional pace for spiritual formation. Fr. Chad attended Carson-Newman University, has a Master's Certificate from Berklee College of Music, and is pursuing an M.A. in Biblical Studies with Veritas College International. He has been a recognized musician, songwriter, liturgist, and communicator for over 20 years. Chad is also the Founder of Luminous Abbey (a contemplative space for Spiritual rest and formation). Member, President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (2003-2007).
He and his wife Jennifer, a montessori educator have three sons and live in south of Nashville in Franklin, TN. He continues his family's heritage by coaching baseball in the local youth league with his oldest son.
His first authored book, Learning to Be releases in 2019.
You can find more at Chad Jarnagin.
Patti Smith is our Luminous KiDS Pastor. Patti, Ryan, and their family have been a part of the parish since 2017. Patti is an artist, passionate parent, and wonderful curate of Luminous KiDS. Her Wild & Free spirit leads children, families, and parents in a refreshing posture.
Mark Nesbitt is the Formation Pastor at Luminous Parish and is in the process of becoming ordained. The adventure of his life has lead him to run a communications company, publish several books and other writings, and co-found an adventure retreat organization called Pathway Collective.
Mark, his wife Becky and their three children strive to live in intentional community with their friends and neighbors. They have discovered that chairs and food in the backyard lead to great conversations and relationships.
Learn more about Pathway Collective here.
Luminous Parish is led by the Rector and Vestry, with advice and support from a distinguished board of stewards. The Vestry acts as our legal board of directors. The parish is part of the Anglican Mission in the Americas (AMiA) and in cooperation with ACNA and the global Anglican Communion. The Anglican Mission exists to cultivate, release, and support leaders and communities of faith to reach souls in North America and beyond. AMiA has catalyzed over 200 church plants since its establishment in 2000.