I was born in Oregon, raised in Washington and have also lived in North Carolina, Illinois, California, South Carolina and Virginia. You might say I am an east coast, west coast, northwest, southerner with a Midwest kind of view on life. But at the heart of my life and family is Jesus Christ. I was rescued and changed by the love of God found in Jesus Christ while in high school and knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life telling others about this incredible grace and love found in Him.

My first two years in college I attended Roanoke College and went to Church of the Holy Spirit from 1991 - 1992. That is where I met (Bishop) Quigg and where I first began to be intentionally discipled into a growing follower of Jesus Christ. After Roanoke my wife, Beth and I met at Appalachian State where I got my college degree. Beth and I got married and headed off to seminary. Three years at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA and two more years of seminary at Virginia Seminary set me in a Gospel centered trajectory for the rest of my ministry calling. Our daughter Hannah was born while I attended Virginia Theological Seminary.

In 2002, I received my first calling and was ordained a Deacon and then a Priest while serving as an Assistant Priest and Youth Pastor in Concord, NC at All Saint’s Episcopal Church. Our son Noah was born there in Concord and we had a wonderful five years serving and discipling students, families and people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.   

In 2007, we moved to Mt. Pleasant where I have been serving for 9.5 years at St. Andrew’s Church ~ Anglican. For 7 years I oversaw our small group ministry, our premarital mentoring process, preached and officiated at regular Sunday services. In 2014, I took on our Men’s Ministry and handed off our small group ministry.  

What gets me most excited about Church of the Holy Spirit is the mission of making healthy disciples in Jesus Christ and equipping and discipling those healthy disciples who will in turn partner with God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit to grow more healthy disciples. Your 5 G’s of Growth, Gather, Gifts, Generosity and Groups look like just how I see ministry in the story of God found in both the Old and New Testaments. We are honored, humbled and excited for this new season of joining CHS. We always seek to grow our family and personal roots deep and wide in the local church where I am on staff. I know CHS will be a gift to us and our prayer is that we will be a gift to you. 



Tom Duncan is a native of the Missouri Ozarks, and attended Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri (B.A.) and the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri (M.A.)--majoring in government and political science while also studying history, Biblical studies & theology, Spanish, and anthropology/archaeology.  Tom’s Ph.D. is in Higher Education (Administration) from the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.  

He was originally ordained in the Assemblies of God in 1994, and in 2001 in the Charismatic Episcopal Church.  In 2006, Tom was ordained a priest in the Anglican Mission and later transferred to the ACNA while ministering in Wisconsin. 


Tom has served as president of three higher education institutions:  Bethany College, Scotts Valley, California; Northwood University’s Florida Campus, West Palm Beach, Florida; and Keiser University’s Flagship Campus, West Palm Beach, Florida.  He also has taught full time at Evangel University (Government) and at Ohio University (Higher Education), and part time at the University of Missouri-Columbia, the University of Arizona, Pima Community College, Tucson, Arizona; and Missouri State University, Springfield, MO. 


Tom has pastored Anglican churches in Arizona, Missouri, and Wisconsin, and has served as an ACNA supply pastor in Florida, as well as a Hospital and Cancer Center Chaplain in Wisconsin.


Tom married Rita K. (Blankenburg) Sissel in 2002.  Both Tom and Rita had previously lost their first spouses to cancer.  Randy Sissel died in 2000, having been married to Rita for 21 years and having one daughter, Jaime (b. 1999).  Carol (Redlich) Duncan died in 2001 having been married to Tom for 25 years. They had two children:  Jonathan (b. 1988), and Elizabeth (b. 1990). 


Rita is currently serving as the Dietitian/Operations Manager of patient food service at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Fayetteville, NC.  Tom and Rita live in southwest Cumberland County, North Carolina near the town of Hope Mills.  Their daughter, Jaime, is a senior in high school.  Jonathan teaches Choral Music at Shawnee Mission South High School (Shawnee Mission, Kansas), and Elizabeth is Project Manager for a Hunt Construction Company in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.   

The Diocese of Christ our Hope’s mission is to plant, equip, and multiply disciple-making Anglican churches, and to support and serve their people and leaders in Christian life and mission.


The Diocese of Christ our Hope’s mission is to plant, equip, and multiply disciple-making Anglican churches, and to support and serve their people and leaders in Christian life and mission.


PO Box 52449

Durham, NC 27717



PO Box 52449

Durham, NC 27717