Rev. Sara Oxley
Mother Sara and her husband Les have two grown daughters, Lydia and Lois and moved to Orlando in 2008. Her ordination to the Priesthood was August 16, 2019 at Ascension. She graduated from Nashotah House with a Masters in Pastoral Ministry. She also has various other graduate degrees including Nursing Education and Bioethics. She previously served as a Registered Nurse in various areas at Orlando Health hospitals. Mtr. Sara enjoys music, singing, knitting, cats and walking. She is honored to serve as a Priest-in-Charge for Ascension.
Rev. Matt Ainsley
Vicar of All Souls Mission
Associate for Liturgy and Music
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. Rusty Hazelrigg
Deacon Rusty’s passion is for Outreach and Evangelism to connect with not only the “churched” but the “unchurched.” The mission is to reach out to the working families that are “too busy” to attend church on Sunday mornings. Within the church he is active in the Men’s Ministry, Building & Grounds, and the Memorial Garden ministries.
Rev. Sarah Bronos
Retired Associate for Healing Ministry
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
Erika Johnson, Sr. Warden