I am an Episcopal priest serving as the Canon to the Ordinary for the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia, assisting the Bishop of Georgia in overseeing the clergy and congregations across coastal and south Georgia.
Before joining the diocesan staff July 1, 2010, I served as founding rector of King of Peace Episcopal Church in Kingsland, Georgia. I began the church, together with my wife, Victoria, and our daughter, Griffin, in June of 2000.
Born in Montgomery, Alabama, where I lived for 6 years, I grew up in Marietta, Georgia, having moved there in 1969. A 1984 graduate of Georgia Southern University, I worked as a newspaper photographer for two small daily newspapers in Georgia—the Warner Robins Daily Sun and the Rome News-Tribune. I married Victoria Steele in 1985, and the two spent two months in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal on our honeymoon. Victoria and I hiked the entire 2,150-mile Appalachian Trail in a single six-month long hike in 1988. Three years later, we went full-time as freelance writer-photographers, writing books, and magazine articles. Our seven books include Touring the Backroads of North and South Georgia and The Appalachian Trail Hiker. I also wrote in those days as a Contributing Editor for Shutterbug magazine.
In 1995, I finally responded to a deeply felt, too long ignored call to the ministry. A discernment process within the Episcopal Church confirmed that call to full-time ministry. I entered the Virginia Theological Seminary in the fall of 1997. While there, I worked as a seminarian at two area churches, including assisting with the creation of a new Episcopal church—Church of the Spirit in Alexandria, Virginia. I also took part in summer internships with the Anglican Church in Tanzania and St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, a large mental hospital in Washington, D.C.
In May of 2000, I graduated with honors from seminary and Victoria and I bought a home in Camden County and moved down with our then nine-year-old daughter, Griffin, to start King of Peace. All three of us continue to enjoy the outdoors and travel. Victoria writes both fiction and non-fiction books and is a retreat leader and a certified labyrinth facilitator. Griffin works as an Exhibits Curator for Mesa Community College’s Red Mountain Campus in Mesa, Arizona.
All three of us have been actively involved in the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia. Griffin served on the Diocesan Youth Commission and was involved in many diocesan youth programs and campus ministry at Armstrong State University. Victoria served two 3-year terms on Diocesan Council. I served on the Commission on Ministry for eight years where I was the Examining Chaplain for first Church History and later Scripture. That committee continues to be part of my work in the diocesan office. I have also served on numerous retreat weekend teams including New Beginnings, Happening, and Cursillo. Victoria and I have led spirituality retreats in the Diocese of Georgia since 2007.
In Kingsland, I wrote a religion column for the Tribune and Georgian. I was also an adjunct faculty member at Valdosta State University’s Kings Bay Center. Working for VSU just one night a week, across time I enjoyed teaching Fundamentals of Philosophy, Logic and Argumentation, Religion and Culture, and World Religions.
Victoria, Griffin, and I have also traveled extensively including Africa, Europe, Israel, and across the United States. The photo at right shows us with Victoria’s Mom, Laura (at far right) riding camels (they did not just pose on them) with the Great Pyramids at Giza in the background.
A very random selection of photography, together with some graphic design projects are at my Flickr Site. Some of my artistic work has been featured in exhibits by Episcopal Church and the Visual Arts, including the exhibit I curated together with my daughter Griffin in called Venite Adoremus.
My videos are at the CanonFrankLogue YouTube Channel and the EpiscopalDioceseofGA YouTubeChannel. Older videos I created with Brandon Watson while in Kingsland are found at King of Peace’s YouTube Channel.