Clergy
The Rev. Fr. Theron Walker, Rector
The Rev. Fr. Charles Johnsen Assistant Priest
The Reverend Deacon Erin Cook

Clergy: The Reverend Theron Walker, “Father Theron” 


I relate to king David in the Old Testament.  Deep within me, I want to be known as David was, “A man after God’s own heart.”  I look up to him for his faith and faithfulness before giants and an insanely jealous king, for the way he inspired friendship and courage in others, and especially for the day he danced before the Lord with all his might—his passion and love for God.  I also relate to him because he was always a sinner—imperfect father, husband, and leader.  Yet, when faced with his sins, he confessed them to the Lord, and did all in his power to right his wrongs.

I grew up in the Assemblies of God, a Pentecostal denomination, and went to college at Oral Robert’s University.  There, I discovered the ancient worship of the church, the liturgy.  After a few years in the Episcopal Church, I was sent to Virginia Theological Seminary.  Since then, I have served congregations in Oklahoma and Colorado.  In 2010, I joined the Anglican Church in North America, as the founding rector of Emmaus. 

My wife, Denise, and I met in college, and have been married since 1989.  We have a son, Cullen, born in 1998.  Outside of Emmaus, you might find me involved in faith and freedom events, or in the pool, on my bike, or running one of the wonderful trails we have in Castle Rock and the Front Range.  

 

Biography in Brief

Hometown: Hamburg, New York (Buffalo region)

1989 B.A. Old Testament, Oral Robert’s University

1996 Masters in Divinity, Virginia Theological Seminary.  

Ordination to Diaconate in the Diocese of Oklahoma: June 1996

Ordination to the Priesthood in the Diocese of Oklahoma: December 21, 1996.

Curate at St. Michael’s and St. Anselm of Canterbury, Norman Oklahoma, 1996-1998

Vicar and Rector of St. James, Oklahoma City, 1998-2001. 

Associate Rector of Grace and St. Stephen’s, Colorado Springs, 2001-2005.

Rector of St. Philip-in-the-Field, Sedalia, Colorado, 2005-2010. 

Currently: Founding Planter and Rector of Emmaus Anglican Church, Castle Rock, Co. 

 

Assistant Priest: Fr. Charles Johnsen
   Charles comes from two small towns just West of Chicago. FDR was President when he was born. His first love was science, especially biology. He remembers crying when Einstein died. Although he considered himself an atheist at the time, he enrolled in the ministerial education system for the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod in 1958 as a high school freshman because Concordia offered high academic standards to prepare for college science. In 1961 the exposure to the Word of God and the example of his fellow students brought him back to his baptismal faith. He graduated from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, in 1970 and was ordained as a pastor in the LCMS. He served parishes in Indiana and Illinois until the Synod split. From then until now Charles has earned his living as an engineer and computer hardware entrepreneur. But for the last twelve years he has been an associate at the Castle Rock Home Depot, using his experience in greenhouse and factory maintenance. Determined to serve as a priest again, in 2002 he was confirmed by the Episcopal bishop of Colorado and soon began his association with Fr. Theron Walker and many of the people that came to form Emmaus. He is a founding member of this parish. He was ordained a deacon at Emmaus in September 2013 and as a priest a year later.
   Janice Marie Roeder consented to be his wife in 1971 and has not given up on him yet.
   Charles has dedicated the rest of his life to apology, the defense of the Christian faith to the secular society, especially scientific and technical professionals. His web site for this reason is named biblefreedomscience.net.

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