Our founding pastor (rector) is Fr Bob Edwards. His wife Sami (Smith) is a Portland native, and Bob is from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. They met and married in Chicago and lived in Pennsylvania for the first 12 years. After a circuitous call to ministry they sensed the Lord leading them to move to Portland area to do ministry in 2011, and settled in Vancouver, WA. Bob was involved in ministry at St Matthew's Anglican in Portland, Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis, OR, and Chaplain at Peacehealth Medical Center in Vancouver.
In 2013, they planted Iona Community, an Anglican Church in the Vancouver area. Bob is a bi-vocational church planter, working at Iona as well as being a chaplain in the Oregon Air National Guard. Besides spending time with his wife and children, he enjoys being outdoors, writing, tinkering, movies, and playing guitar.
Our Leadership Team helps Fr Bob with the shepherding and direction/oversight of the church. The leadership team is: David Eyk, Nathaniel Eells, Benjamin Surmi, Mike Wanchick, and Deacon Danika Hill.