Company of Jesus

A Third-Order Benedictine, Franciscan & Celtic Community

Episcopal Visitor

Our Episcopal Visitor is The Rt. Rev. Roger Ames (ret.) of the Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes, Anglican Church of North America (ACNA).

Our Abbot

The Very Rev. Andrew Counts has been the Abbot of the Company of Jesus since 2004. Previously, he served as the Director of Benedictine Vocations after making his own Benedictine profession in 2002.  His main occupation has been that of a Professional Christian Counselor, working in a variety of settings, including both inpatient and outpatient treatment settings. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in West Virginia and currently works as a therapist with the Kanahwha Pastoral Counseling Center in Charleston, WV.

Grand Prior

The Rev. Mark Scotton formerly served as Archdeacon of the Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes (ACNA), and now serves as Rector at the Anglican Church of the Transfiguration (ACNA) in Cleveland, OH. He attended Borromeo College of Ohio, Washington Theological Union, and St. Mary’s Theological Seminary. Fr. Mark taught school and has worked with youth for 30 years. Additionally, he has a real passion for passing on our faith to the next generation. He is passionate about worship and leading people into the Lord’s presence using the Arts within the context of the worship experience.

Director of Benedictine Vocations

The Rev. James Hutchison is the Vicar at Christ Our Redeemer Anglican Church (ACNA) in Lynchburg, VA, and is a school psychologist with Bedford County Public Schools.  He is licensed as a professional counselor and a marriage and family therapy in Virginia and is a fellow with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Fr. James has theological degrees from Bethany Theological Seminary and Union Theological Seminary in VA (pastoral counseling) and a doctorate in community and agency counseling (with a cognate in school psychology) from The College of William and Mary. Additionally he offers spiritual direction to interested persons and is a psychological evaluator and mentor to postulants for Holy Orders.  He is married to Christine and has a daughter, two stepsons, and three grandsons. 

Director of Franciscan Vocations

The Rev. Lee McLeod serves as the Rector of St. Aidan’s Anglican Church (ACNA), in Nicholasville, KY. He has studied rhetoric and logic at Arizona State University, and theology and church history at Asbury Theological Seminary. He was ordained as an Anglican priest in 2010. He has been a member of the Company of Jesus since 2009, and has served as it's Director of Franciscan Vocations since 2012. He and his wife Jessica (CoJ-Ben.) have two daughters, Tully and Moira, one son, Iain, and a beagle just to keep them all on their toes.

Director of Celtic Vocations

The Rev. Gregory Myers serves as the Prior of St. Patrick Priory-Church and the Director of the Valley House of Prayer based in Parkersburg, WV.  Fr. Gregory holds a BA in Music Education from Marshall University and a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary. He is married to his high school sweetheart and has two children. In addition to serving at the Priory, he teaches instrumental music and plays the saxophone.

Chancellor / Secretary

The Rev. Dcn. Tim Luken serves as the Order's Chancellor and Secretary where he researches and advises the Abbot regarding relevant secular laws, church policy and procedures. He joined the order in April 2011, and was ordained into the diaconate in 2015. Dcn. Tim is the Prior of LivingStone Priory in Newport News, VA.

Procurator

The Rev. Dcn. Jesse Alexander IV serves as Deacon at St. Aidan's Anglican Church (ACNA), in Nicholasville, KY.  He made his profession to the Company in 2010 and was ordained in 2015.  He has studied religious studies at Western Kentucky University, theology and church history at Asbury Theological Seminary, and accounting at Southern New Hampshire University.  Dcn. Jesse and his wife, Sharon, have a daughter and a son.

Treasurer

Becky Huff, CPA, serves as our accoutant. She resides in Huntington, WV and maintains her own private accounting practice.

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