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, ancient spirituality and contemplation, Fr. Chad respects intentional pace for spiritual formation. Fr. Chad is a Master's Certificate from Berklee College of Music and is pursuing more higher education with Veritas College for an M.A. in Biblical Studies. He has been a recognized musician, songwriter, liturgist, and communicator while being on mission for over 20 years. Chad is also the Founder of Luminous Project & Luminous CITY. 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 Historic Franklin, TN. He continues his family's heritage by coaching baseball in the local youth league with his oldest son. .

Contact Fr. Chad

You can find more at  Chad Jarnagin.


Jenna Sanders is our Luminous KiDS Pastor. She has called Nashville home for several years. Through leading students at Fuge Camps and volunteering with various youth-focused organizations in the community she has developed a passion for seeing children and families change when they are exposed to the Gospel and God's love. She currently works with the best coffee / eatery brand in Nashville, Frothy Monkey. She has worked in kid ministry leading and teaching for over 10 years and is excited for you to be involved with Luminous KiDS!

Feel free to contact Jenna with any questions or interest in Luminous KiDS.

Mark Nesbitt is the Formation Pastor at Luminous Parish and is in the process of becoming ordained with the Anglican Mission in the Americas. 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.

Contact Mark

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.