Rev. Richard A. Chandler, Jr.
Fr. Rich, a cradle Episcopalian, was living in upstate NY when he received his Call to join St. Anneʻs as the new Rector. He and his wife Kelly, married in 1994, are parents to four children: Makayla, Ryan, Madelyn and Victoria who has already joined our Lord.
As his time serving Christ at St. Anneʻs continues, Fr. Rich feels blessed to be surrounded by parishioners of all ages who are reaching out beyond the churchʻs walls to meet the needs of an under-privileged community. He believes that church is not just a place to worship Godʻs Glory, but an activity in our daily lives bringing the Word of God to those who have yet to hear.
Fr. Rich boldly claims that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life each Sunday and he hopes you take a few moments from your week to celebrate Mass with us!
Rev. Cheryl Bakker
Rev. Bakker received her Bachelor of Science degree from the Ohio State University in 1972, and her Diaconal course at the Institute of Christian Studies, Diocese of Central Florida.
Ordained in December of 2001, Rev. Bakker served as Deacon at St. Martinʻs Episcopal Church, Hudson, Florida, and is currently appointed as Deacon for St. Anneʻs Episcopal Church, Crystal River, Florida. Deacon Cheryl retired as church receptionist in June, 2020, having served St. Anne's faithfully in that position for a dozen years.
A genealogist (30 years) and pianist (65 years), she is married to Bert Bakker. Deacon Cheryl and Bert have been blessed with three adult children and eight grandchildren.
Jerry has been involved in many aspects of our church life: serving as a vestry member, leading the youth group, training acolytes, serving as an LEM, and leading the SAMMs (St. Anne's Mobile Ministry, a part of the Food Ministry). Jerry also currently serves as the Chair of the Finance Committee. He believes that in order to see St. Anne's thrive in the 21st century we must be more involved in community outreach.
Bruce has been a member of St. Anne's for more than 14 years. He was elected to the vestry in 2020 and was elected to serve as Junior Warden in 2021. He and his wife Donetta are 20 year partners in business; they own the Gulfview Logistics Inc., a logistics and transportation company.
Organist and Choir Director, Don has a bachelor of music degree from Shenandoah College & Conservatory of Music, and a master of music degree from the University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music.
At St. Anneʻs, Don likes the friendly atmosphere and people, the inspiring homilies, the beautiful church with its stained glass windows, wonderful statues - both inside the sanctuary and outside in the garden, and the peaceful chant music recordings often playing in the background.
Asst. to the Rector/ Communications Director / Digital Engagement Leader
Linda was raised Episcopalian, and finds peace and love at St. Anneʻs. She and her husband Dwayne were married in 1997 and lived in the Hawaiian islands until returning to the mainland to care for family. She and her husband Dwayne share their belief that Godʻs plan for them includes a life of faithful service to others.
Linda brings a wealth of information technology and church administration to St. Anneʻs. She keeps up with the who, what, when and where for the church. Contact her for scheduling facility use, and website actions. As Digital Engagement Leader, Linda is responsible for connecting the live-streamed and recorded services to the church's website, Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms.
Bert Henderson, M.Ed.
Audio/Visual Program Dir.
Bert is in-charge of the Audio Visual Ministry at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church for 7 years. He and the A/V consultant for St. Anne’s coordinated the purchase and installation of the sound and video equipment used at the parish for recording Sunday services and live streaming of the worship services on the church's YouTube channel.
Bert has spent 20 years in the entertainment industry and worked his way through his undergraduate studies as a touring road musician. His background in A/V includes an undergraduate degree in applied music, two degrees in Communications, and a Master’s degree in Education, with a 40 hour minor in electronics, and hands-on experience in industrial video production. He also has 15 years of production work as a commercial/industrial photographer for the St. Petersburg Times, E-Systems, and The University of Tampa. Bert, as an accredited PR professional, has experience as
on-air TV talent for Florida Power Corporation now Duke Energy.
His combination of experience and education enables him to provide the proper training for the volunteers who work in the A/V ministry at St. Anne’s. Currently, there are four adult volunteers, besides Bert, who work one Sunday a month in the A/V booth. That working schedule gives everyone a chance to worship and not to have to permanently run sound and video every Sunday.
An Episcopalian from her youth, Edwina became a member of St. Anne's in 2009. She has served on the vestry, served as our Junior Warden, is the current president of the ECW, treasurer of the DOK, serves on the A/V Ministry, on the Finance Committee, and is a volunteer for the SAMMs, and schedules cooks and servers for Our Father's Table, the ushers, readers, altar servers, altar guild teams, etc.