Dean Robert Munday
Wisconsin Deanery of the ACNA
Robert Munday currently serves as Research Professor of Theology and Mission at Nashotah House Theological Seminary where he served as Dean and President of from 2001 to 2011. Dean Munday is known for his commitment to biblical teaching, Spirit-filled ministry, and catholic faith and order within the Anglican tradition. He is a prolific writer on a variety of subjects and is much sought after as a retreat leader and conference speaker.
His spirituality is grounded in the Benedictine tradition, and he is an Oblate of St. Benedict’s Abbey, Bartonville, Illinois. In his present capacity as Research Professor of Theology and Mission, Dean Munday combines his love for Scripture and the Church’s theological tradition with his passion for Christ’s Great Commission to spread the Gospel through preaching, missions, and evangelism.
Dean Munday currently serves as clergy advisor to the Southeastern Wisconsin American Anglican Council (SEWAAC) in its ministry of bringing together Anglicans in the Upper Midwest for worship, fellowship, spiritual growth, evangelism, and church planting.
Dean Munday has been married to his wife, Christina, since 1976. Their daughter Laura is a student at Asbury University in Kentucky.
Canon William Beasley
Greenhouse Deanery of the ACNA
William Beasley is passionate about bringing people together for evangelism, mission, worship, and multiplying congregations—bringing souls into the loving and transforming presence of Jesus Christ. William graduated from Wheaton in 1976 and later from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. Since his ordination in 1984 in Chicago, William has been active as a pastor in the Midwest where he has planted numerous English-speaking and Spanish-speaking Anglican congregations.
From 1987 to 1998, he served first as vicar, then rector of Church of the Resurrection in Chicago’s western suburbs, disassociating from the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago in 1993. In 1998 the Beasleys moved to the North Shore to plant Church of the Redeemer with multiple congregations. At the same time, William began traveling to Africa and Southeast Asia to emulate, adapt, and catalyze their grassroots church multiplication principles here.
Currently, William serves as the Greenhouse Upper Midwest Regional Church leader, which has grown from 4 to 15 congregations (and multiplying) in the last 2 years, working as a canon in the Anglican Church of North America directly with Archbishop Robert Duncan.
William is blessed by the support of his family and will gladly bend your ear to tell you all about his wife, Anne, and their active and interesting four children, three of whom recently married.
Father Stewart Ruch
Network Leader, Anglican Mission Midwest
Fr. Stewart loves being a part of the work of transformation that God is doing at Church of the Resurrection. Stewart first came to Resurrection on Palm Sunday of 1988 as a Wheaton College student. He was ordained to the priesthood at Resurrection and later made Rector in February of 1999. Stewart has a degree from Wheaton Collage Graduate School in theology and studied Anglicanism at Trinity School for Ministry. He is currently completing his Doctor of Ministry at Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Wisconsin.
As Network Leader of the Anglican Mission’s Midwest Network, Stewart leads the rectors of the regional churches as they build the ministry and set the strategy.
Stewart hails from the great state of Indiana and his wife Katherine was born to a missionary family in Brazil. They live with their six children in West Chicago. Stewart enjoys hanging out with his family, running, reading novels and biographies, being outdoors, and giving people nicknames.
Father Christian Ruch
Rector, Church of the Cross
Christian first sensed the calling to church planting while he was attending Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL and worshipping at Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton, IL. God had richly blessed Christian and his wife Molly through the people, ministry and worship of Resurrection, and they were filled with a desire to share this blessing with others by starting new churches.
After a number of years of praying about this call and with the sponsorship of Resurrection and the Anglican Mission, Christian and Molly and their family moved to the Twin Cities of Minnesota in the Fall of 2003. Through God’s generous provision, Church of the Cross began weekly worship services in September of 2004 in Hopkins, MN, a near Western suburb of Minneapolis. In 2010 Church of the Cross began the process of forming a team to plant a daughter church which eventually led in 2012 to the formation of Church of the Redeemer in St. Paul, MN.
Christian has fully embraced life in Minnesota (the state where Molly grew up) and one of his family’s favorite things to do is to get away to a cabin in the Northern woods of the state and hike, ski (in the winter), swim (in the summer), read, and enjoy the beauty of creation. Christian and Molly have four children: Aidan (13), Cyrus (10), Drew (7), and Lottie (4).