Rev. Dr. Jim Sorvillo Sr.
Fr. Jim has been rector of the Church of the Ascension since 2003. He and his wife Debbie have two sons Jim Jr., his wife Shannon and grandson Cooper, and Michael. His passion is for people to encounter the risen Christ and to make our historic worship relevant to our everyday journey of faith! He has served our diocese as the Chair of the Congregational Development Commission, the President of the Episcopal Counseling Center Board and a member of the board for the Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center and is currently serving on the diocesan Standing Committee. Fr. Jim’s doctoral focus is on congregational healing and renewal.
Rev. Matt Ainsley
Fr. Matt joined Ascension in 2015. He and his wife Kasey have two beautiful daughters Windsor and Pippa. Fr. Matt oversees our youth and family ministry, home groups, and pastoral care. Fr. Matt also serves on the diocesan mission advisory board.
Rev. Bob Johnson
Bob has been minister of music at Church of the Ascension since 2009. He and his wife Catherine have one daughter, Kiersten. His passion is to see people transformed by the presence and power of God as they join together in worship. In addition to ministry as a church music director, Bob’s ministry has taken him throughout the United States and abroad to teach music and worship at conferences and local church events representing a wide variety of denominations and spiritual traditions.
Rev. Debby Buechner
Deacon Debby has been with Church of the Ascension for 12 years and oversees our Lay Eucharistic Minister and Visitor ministries. She is also very active in Daughters of the King and Kairos Outside ministries.
Rev. Sara Oxley
Rev. Sarah Bronos
Rev. Jim Kurtz
Rev. Jim Kurtz was born and raised in Pennsylvania before moving to Florida in 1969. He worked in corporate finance for years before ordination to the Diaconate in 1992 and Priesthood in 2000. He served 12 years as Rector of St. Agnes in Sebring, Florida. We are blessed to have him back in service at the Church of the Ascension and give thanks for the gifts he brings to us.
Rev. Roger Miller