Fr. Allen is from Greenville, South Carolina, and a graduate of Montreat College in Religion with a concentration in history.
He earned a Masters of Divinity from Trinity Episcopal Seminary Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Fr. Allen has served in the Anglican Province of America and the Episcopal Church.
He particularly enjoys preaching from the prophets and being an extrovert. Prior to his receiving Holy Orders, Fr. Allen served as a deputy sheriff and in construction. Fr. Allen was ordained by Bishop Walter Grundorf in the APA.
He enjoys long walks, hiking, the outdoors, and the beauty of Alaska. His two children occupy much of his time and he loves it!
Fr. Allen has much experience in church development- a gift well suited for this growing community that is preparing to build a new sanctuary on its property off state route 33 and Winn's Church Road in Hanover.
We look forward to his guidance and pastoring and know he will be an asset here as well as in the larger community of the Henrico and Hanover area.
A hearty welcome to Fr. Allen and family!