Get to know the People of St. Philip’s!
Fr. Wade A. Miller grew up in Wheelersburg, Ohio. He received his Bachelor’s degree in History from Cedarville University and has worked on staff at several parishes as well as serving as a Lutheran Pastor for over nine years. These nine years consisted of serving in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York, as well as in Brooklyn, NY for almost six years. Fr. Miller did graduate studies at Reformed Theological Seminary (Orlando, FL), and Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia, PA) before graduating in the spring of 2006 with his Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Theological Seminary. He is married and has four children.
Lisa Becksford (Senior Warden), a life-long Lutheran and longtime North Carolina resident, stumbled into Anglicanism when she moved to Blacksburg in 2015 to work as a librarian at Virginia Tech. A former college English instructor, Lisa studied at Meredith College, NC State, and UNC-Chapel Hill. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, attempting various DIY projects, and exploring beautiful southwest Virginia.
Rebecca Williams (Administration and Communications Director) has been a practicing Anglican and resident of the New River Valley for her entire life. Born and raised in Radford, she attended Virginia Tech for a B.A. in History and stayed to complete her M.A. in History and Public History. She remained in Blacksburg to work for both St. Philip’s and Virginia Tech Special Collections and University Archives, and she also serves as the Social Media Coordinator for Glencoe Mansion, Museum and Gallery in Radford. In her free time, she enjoys movies, painting/drawing, reading, and spending afternoons at the batting cage.