Meet the Clergy 2018-04-18T07:03:28+00:00

The Clergy

The Clergy

Anglican Province of America

Fr. Michael Cawthon is a graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary. After spending a career, over 30 years, in the marketing of steel products, “Mike” determined that his life had an emptiness that could only be filled by serving his lord. So, after spending years at St. Michael on “Vestries” and serving as its “Sr. Warden” and even performing yard maintenance duty (oh- he did love his John Deere lawn mower), he entered into the discernment program of our Province and eventually into the Postulant Program for the Anglican Province of America.

St. Michael the Archangel in 2015

After working years in the secular world while attending seminary, Mike finally obtain his Master’s Degree and “Mike” became known as Fr. “Michael” in 2013 and was instituted as Rector of St. Michael the Archangel in 2015.

Fr. Michael is blessed and privileged to be assisted by St. Michael’s Curate, Fr. Dennis Washburn, Phd.,and by Fr. George Harding, Retired.  All are assisted by Deaconess Tina Jenkins who is a great asset to St. Michael’s and assists with several different projects.

Fr. Michael lived through the many changes in the church from the 60’s forward and became frustrated, saddened, and deeply hurt with the many changes within Church, as they began to change doctrines and interpretations of Scripture.  Fr. Michael is committed to the Church established by the first generations of Christians which are defined in the Creeds, the early Church Fathers, and the canonized Scriptures.

Fr. Michael is married to his High School Sweetheart Ms. Debbie Cawthon, 47 years, and they have two sons and daughter in-laws, and three grandchildren.While variance in doctrine, and in scripture interpretation, can sadly divide Christians, Fr. Michael firmly believes that it is our Lord and Savior that unite us and that we as Christians, in “charity” to one another, must be faithful to our Lord as we all boldly proclaim the name of Jesus to the world.

Fr. Michael lived through the many changes in the church from the 60’s forward and became frustrated, saddened, and deeply hurt with the many changes within Church, as they began to change doctrines and interpretations of Scripture.  Fr. Michael is committed to the Church established by the first generations of Christians which are defined in the Creeds, the early Church Fathers, and the canonized Scriptures.

Fr. Michael is married to his High School Sweetheart Ms. Debbie Cawthon, 47 years, and they have two sons and daughter in-laws, and three grandchildren.While variance in doctrine, and in scripture interpretation, can sadly divide Christians, Fr. Michael firmly believes that it is our Lord and Savior that unite us and that we as Christians, in “charity” to one another, must be faithful to our Lord as we all boldly proclaim the name of Jesus to the world.