The Rev. Seth Cain
In July of 2014, the Cains moved to the west side of Greenville to plant Village Church Anglican. Seth & Ashley were married in '99 after graduating as English majors from Emmanuel College. Seth graduated from Wheaton College Graduate School in '04 and has been in local church ministry ever since, revitalizing and planting churches as a bi-vocational pastor/ graphic & web designer. Having grown up in the Shenandoah Valley of VA and on the coast of Northeast FL, Seth loves all things outdoors, both land and sea. Ashley is a Columbia, SC native, an educator, wise counselor and avid runner. She loves experimenting with new recipes (and Seth loves eating them). They have two children, Silas and Augustine.
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The Rev. Canon Paul Jagoe
Paul and Robin began worshipping at Village Church in February 2017. Robin is from Graham, NC and Paul is from El Paso, TX. They were married in 1980. Paul has been a high school chaplain and church pastor in the Houston area. He was also a Canon at the Cathedral Church of St Luke, an ER/Trauma room chaplain at Orlando Regional Health Center, and a church planter in Orlando. Paul has an MDiv from Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry and DMin from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. The Jagoes moved from FL to Greenville in 2012 to be near children and grandchildren. Paul is currently a chaplain for Halcyon Hospice and the Provost for Anglican Mission International. Robin is a kindergarten teacher at Shannon Forest Christian School. She enjoys staying active by walking and swimming and has completed a marathon or two with her daughter, Sarah.
Parish Life Coordinator
Heather and her husband Erik relocated to Greenville in 2013 from Charlotte. The Esches have been with Village Church since Day 1, joining the "Seed Group" early in 2014. They both served on the initial Leadership Council, as well. Heather, who has worked her entire career in non-profit, is an Excel whiz and grant-writer, but her passion is serving others. She describes herself as an aspiring social justice super hero who loves tacos and people. She and Erik frequently host of all sorts of Village Church gatherings, including our annual chili-cookoff. Heather served on the Village Church vestry in 2017 and came on as Parish Life Coordinator in 2018. She also serves as our Treasurer. Looking to connect at Village? Email her at email@example.com!
Children's Ministry Director
Sharon is wife to David, mother to six grown children, and grandmother of seven. She is a recently retired school teacher and school administrator of several Greenville County Schools. She holds an elementary education degree from Bob Jones University and a school administration degree from Furman University. Her experience in education includes elementary, middle, and high school as well as teaching adults. For fun, she takes art classes, plays the piano, rides bikes, eats delicious food, drinks good coffee, and sits on the porch. Her desire is to know and communicate the steadfast love of the Lord in word and deed.
Jason & Joanna Bursch
Jason and Joanna have been involved in music since they can remember. Both of them grew up involved in the worship at their churches. A mutual love for music is one of things that brought them together in 2001. They moved from the beautiful, cold north of Minnesota to the Greenville area in 2003 and have loved being South Carolinians. The Bursches have 3 children and their family started attending Village in the fall of 2017. They began heading up the worship ministry in the late summer of 2018 and have been so grateful to have a community so rich in joy and grace.
Youth Ministry / Village Wrench
Jessica is a smiley mountain soul, enthusiastic people person, and get-things-done gal. A Charleston native, she holds a BA from Roanoke College in Literary Studies and earned her Master's in Teaching in New Zealand in 2016. She moved to Greenville in 2017 to teach high school English and soon found a church home at Village, especially helping with youth gatherings. She stepped in as Village Wrench Director in the fall of 2018 and began heading up youth ministry at the start of 2019. She is passionate about developing community and making others feel known and loved -- particularly her three younger siblings, wide spread of friends, and sheepadoodle, Jack. Adventures are her favorite form of fun, especially backpacking, cycling, and dirtbag traveling; she also enjoys reading, endless cups of tea, and good food.
In July of 2017, Corey and her husband Ben moved to Greenville to pursue new teaching positions. Ben & Corey were married in July, 2016 after Corey graduated with her Masters in International Hospitality and Tourism Management and Ben with his Masters of Arts in Teaching. Corey graduated from Columbia International University (BS, Bible) in 2014, and began graduate school immediately following. Her time in children's ministry, began when she was eight years old helping her Mom teach two-year old Sunday school. She has loved investing in the lives of youth ever since! Corey grew up in Northeastern Pennsylvania, but has been a SC resident for the past seven years. Ben is a Clemson, SC native, an educator and wonderful husband. Corey enjoys running, biking, and reading with her husband.
April and her husband, Jacob, have been a part of Village Church since late 2016. They have 3 daughters, Zoe, Lydia and Jovie (who is with Jesus). They live just a quick mile from Village and love being an active part of this community. April, a native of Greenville, brings a wealth of experience in childcare and a huge heart for the “lambs” in our flock. Jacob is involved in altar guild and is currently pursuing his MDiv.
Village Church Assistant
Hallie helps with many weekly details and random projects around Village Church. A book hoarder and visual artist, she loves to keep people organized. She likes making sure details are in order, and often leaves a trail of glitter. But mostly, she just loves to help people get things done. She and her artist husband, Nathan, have been a part of Village Church since 2015, just after we launched. They love to travel. And collect more books.