OUR CLERGY TEAM
THE REV MARK AVERA
Married to Joy for over 30 years. Still intoxicated with her love. Five outrageously wonderful (grown) children. Grandfather of the cutest little guy ever. In ordained ministry for 20 years. Love family, friends, books, good beer, well-turned phrases, and seeing lives transformed.
Came to Christ by way of an uncle's prayer, a friend's invitation, a well-aimed sermon, the music of Keith Green, and a gaggle of coincidences that weren't really coincidences at all.
Favorite author: Tough call. CS Lewis and Walker Percy.
Favorite books: The Chronicles of Narnia, Godric, Lost in the Cosmos, The Great Divorce, The Pearl.
Favorite movies: Really? The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Les Miserables, Luther, Braveheart
Prayer for our community: that the peace of Christ would reign in every heart.
THE REV RICH GIERSCH
Rich currently lives in North Charleston, but he has ministered in the Charleston area in various capacities for many years.
Born in Savannah, GA, and raised in Charlotte, NC, Rich has felt called ever since 9th grade to the Christian ministry. Since 1988 he has served in the Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist, Non Denominational, and of course the Anglican Church.
Ordained into the priesthood in January of 2013, Rich is now using his life experiences and gifts to encourage others in their Christian faith and inspire them to the greater things of Christ. Rich has two sons. Griffin (30) who is studying film at UNC School of the Arts, and Oliver (13) who is presently working on his doctorate in The Study of Legos and Super Heroes.