Pastor: Bishop Douglas L. Walker D.D.

Father Doug received his Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Maine College of Art. He had a successful career as a portrait painter. In 1993 while doing a prayer painting he had a mystical awakening. In November 1993 Father Doug married Jennifer Clark. He states, “it was the best decision of his life”.

Together Father Doug and Mother Jenni have devoted their marriage to the spiritual life, teaching in a Quaker boarding school, directing Youth Ministry in an Episcopal Church, creating interfaith programs in Carmel, California and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

In 1995 Father Doug was a founding member of Mountain Stream Meditation Center, a Buddhist meditation Center dedicated to the practice of Vipassana Meditation, a Theravadan Buddhist practice. Father Doug became the first president of the board of Directors of this meditation center.

Father Doug also received instruction and initiations into Tibetan Buddhism. He received the Four Preliminay practices of Vajrayana and was initiated as Lodro Zangpo in the Karma Kagyu Linage. He received the 50 Stanzas of Guru Devotion, Dorje Chang Thung-ma Shug-So, Ngon-Dro instructions and empowerment, the Heart Sutra Transmission and empowerment, the Sangyay Menlha teaching and empowerment, and the Mahamudra instructions and empowerment.

In 2005 Bishop Doug received ordination in The Church of Seven Plains (an interfaith organization) and in 2007 he was consecrated a Bishop and served as Bishop of Mew Mexico and California.

In 2006 Bishop Doug began attending the Church of Antioch at Santa Fe (COASF). Moved by the deeply mystical experiences of the liturgies at COASF he was inspired to enter seminary in Sophia Divinity School in 2007. In 2009 he transferred to Ascension Theological College and completed his Master of Divinity degree in 2009.

On the 28th day of October 2010 Father Doug was ordained to the priesthood as an Independent Catholic Priest. From 2010 to 2013 Father Doug traveled around the Western U.S. visiting and ministering in various churches. In 2013 Father Doug returned to The Church of Antioch at Santa Fe and joined the clergy team.

In 2007 Father Doug along with Mother Jenni and Rev. Lian Blair founded Blessings as an Interfaith Organization in order to inspire people of diverse religions to cooperate in being a blessing to the local community and to encourage appreciation and understanding between religions. On August 9th 2009, Blessings was granted a group 501c3 charter under Ascension Alliance.

In 2010 Blessings organized a Pre-Parliament event for the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Santa Fe, NM. The event brought together over 30 diverse religions and spiritual groups together for a weeklong celebration of diversity and Spiritual education.

On February 22nd 2015,after Bishop Daniel Dangaran’s resignation, Father Doug was asked by the Board of Directors to become the Pastor of the Church of Antioch.

On march 6th 2015 Father Doug was selected as an Ambassador to the Parliament of The Word’s Religions.

On March 20th 2015 Father Doug received vows and was recognized as a Treasure Revealer and Lineage Holder in Order of the Sacred Heart.

In March, 2015 Father Doug received his Doctor of Divinity degree and on March 22nd 2015 Father Doug was consecrated as a Bishop at Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe, by co-consecrators Archbishop Patsy Grubbs, Archbishop Alan Kemp, Archbishop Richard Gundrey, and Bishop Daniel Dangaran.

Associate Pastor: Reverend Mother Jenni Walker

Rev. Mtr. Jenni Walker: “I draw upon a rich background that includes 30 years exploration of Tarot as a tool for spiritual and life Transformation. I am an Interfaith Mystic Heart minister and a priest in the progressive Independent Catholic tradition (with East-West lineage and NOT affiliated with Rome), which is inclusive and affirming of all people and paths that follow the Way of Love. My professional and life experience also includes modern and sacred dance, Gurdjieff groups, organizational development, bodywork, OSHO Sannyas, religious education for youth in Episcopal and Methodist churches, Interfaith sacred art and educational events,  interior re-design and caring senior transitions,  and creating sacred space, gardens, and altars.”

Mother Jenni has a diverse background, with several interests and careers occurring concurrently. Some of her first spiritual experiences came as a dancer, taking classes and performing at North Carolina School of the Arts, where she went for High School. She pursued an international Contemporary and Jazz dance career intensely through her twenties, then intermittently throughout her thirties, when her interest in Spirituality gained precedence. It was at this time that she discovered Tarot as a tool for transformation. She trained with some of the great teachers of the day including James Wanless, Mary Greer, as well as Angeles Arrien.  She has offered it as an instrument of Spiritual Direction (not just fortune-telling) to others for over thirty years now.

Influenced throughout her childhood by her father’s pioneering work in the Human Potential movement, in her late twenties she studied and worked with him in the field of Organizational Development in the corporate environment. This work was based largely (though quietly) on the work of G.I. Gurdjiefff and his disciples, especially J.G. Bennett, and her father’s colleague, Charles Krone.  The primary point of this work was to expand our capacity and capability to think holistically as we participate in the Conscious Evolution of ourselves, our relationships, the organizations we are a part of as well as the world. She brings this sense of purpose to her vocation as a priest.

She produced her first large-scale public event in 1987, which was part of a worldwide prayer and celebration event called “The Harmonic Convergence”, intended to usher in a New Age of Peace. During this time she met the Futurist Barbara Marx Hubbard who significantly built on the perspective about Humanity’s role in evolution that Jenni+ gained from her father.

In her mid-thirties she went to see the rebel guru Osho (formerly Rajneesh) at his Ashram in India.  She was there when he passed through the veil. Her time in India was life changing, and deepened her commitment to the Spiritual Life.

Not long after her return from the ashram, she experienced a mystical conversion, and fell in love with Jesus. She was baptized and confirmed at All Saint’s Episcopal Church in Carmel, Ca., where her family was then attending. Within a year she met (on Pentecost Sunday) and married (on the eve of Advent) her beloved husband and partner, (now Bishop) Douglas Walker. Together, they directed the Youth Family, and Young adult Ministries at All Saints for 3 years. This including producing Interfaith Panel events, as the Parish Priest, Dr. Carl Hansen, was supportive of this work. When they moved to the foothills of California, Jenni+ directed the Youth Ministry for the Nevada City United Methodist church for 2 years, before returning to Carmel where she resumed directorship of the Youth and Children’s Ministry for the next 4 years. During this time in Youth Ministry, she integrated liturgical dance on many occasions into Worship services and Youth events. She also produced a yearly Interfaith Sacred Arts Festival in Carmel.

+Doug and Jenni+ moved to Santa Fe in 2005, and found the Church Of Antioch soon after, they knew they had “come home”. In the years leading up to their ordination to the priesthood, they ran a small interfaith gift shop in Santa Fe called ‘Blessings’. They co-founded (with Rev. Lian Reed) Blessings Interfaith Gatherings, which produced interfaith celebrations and culminated in producing a large-scale pre-Parliament of the World’s Religions event at the Santa Fe Convention Center, involving over 40 religious communities of a wide range of faiths. Their Blessings Ministry continues.

Mother Jenni was ordained a priest on Oct 28th, 2010, with her husband +Doug by their dear friend Bishop Daniel Dangaran. After a traveling sabbatical, they returned to the Church of Antioch as Associate Priests in September of 2013. In October of 2014, Jenni+ and +Doug were made Associate Pastors of the Church of Antioch.  Jenni+ continues to serve the Church in this role.

Associate Pastor: Reverend Mother Galen Blum

Deacon: Reverend Nancy Wilson

Deacon Rev. Nancy Wilson recalls that her earliest memory is being in a crib in the nursery of  the small Baptist church of her childhood.  As a very young child she would often lie in her bed at night, shut her eyes tightly, and wonder if the little squiggly lines and bursts of color behind her eyelids were “God.”  Those early experiences seem to portend a lifelong pattern of participation in faith communities and searching for the Divine.

As an adolescent and young adult, Nancy rejected much of the conservative theology of her Baptist upbringing, but never lost the sense gained in those early years that God was a God of love, and that, at its best, church was a loving and nurturing family.

Nancy received her B. A. degree in comparative literature from the University of Redlands (California).  Shortly after her graduation, she married Dr. Jack Wilson, one of her music professors, and the following year their daughter Jenni was born.  During this time, Nancy and her family were part of an unprogrammed (i. e., silent) meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), and the values of silence, simplicity, and non-violence began to take deep root in Nancy.  Eventually, however, she began to miss music and liturgy in worship and so made her way to a United Methodist church.

When Jack died in 1990, Nancy experienced a call to spiritual leadership and enrolled in the School of Theology at Claremont (California).  During her seminary years, Nancy married Dr. Frank Gibbons.  She received her Master of Divinity degree and was ordained in the United Methodist Church.  After serving as pastor in three different churches in Southern California, Nancy returned to school and received a Master of Arts degree in Christian Spirituality from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.  She then completed a year of Clinical Pastoral Education at the University of California, San Francisco, Medical Center.  Nancy and Frank then moved to San Antonio, Texas, where Nancy was a chaplain with Hope Hospice for several years.

In 2012 Nancy retired, and she and Frank moved to Santa Fe to enjoy both the nature and the culture(s) of this special place.  They first attended the Church of Antioch on Easter Sunday of 2016, and shortly after Bishop Doug invited Nancy to consider becoming a priest.  After some prayerful inner wrestling, Nancy said “Yes!” and was ordained a deacon in February of 2017.  She is presently pursuing her education toward the priesthood through the Ascension Alliance seminary.

Deacon: Reverend Rob Hoffman