Announcing our New Ministry President


Anglican Compass is glad to announce its new Ministry President: The Rev’d Dr. Peter Johnston.

Peter is a graduate of Yale College (BA 2009), Yale Divinity School (MDiv 2014), and the University of Louisiana (PhD, expected 2022). A scholar of theology and poetry, he wrote his dissertation on John Milton’s epic poem, Paradise Lost. Peter is the Founding Rector of Trinity Anglican Church in Lafayette, Louisiana, and Dean of the Louisiana Deanery in the Diocese of the Western Gulf Coast, serving under Bishop Clark WP Lowenfield. He lives near Lafayette with his wife Carla and their six children.


Peter Writes:

I thank God for the remarkable ministry of Anglican Compass, and I thank our Founding Editor, our founder, for his visionary effort and the trust placed in me to carry it on. Anglican Compass is a digital front porch, where onlookers come to learn more, and where many enter the front door. To the readership of Anglican Compass, I ask for your prayers and your support in this significant missionary work.

My two immediate priorities as Ministry President are as follows:

  1. To bring on a full-time Managing Editor, funded by our readers
  2. To refocus on our core competence, in five editorial categories: Rookie Anglican, Missions, Anglican Family, Anglican Pastor, and Arts & Culture.

I have written an article outlining my vision in greater depth, which you can read here.


“Anglican Compass has always been envisioned as a platform for Anglicans in North America to share their experience of worship and ministry, especially to newcomers, and I’m excited that mission can continue and grow under Peter Johnston’s leadership.” – our founder, Founding Editor

“Anglican Compass is a real gift for so many in these times of uncertainty and confusion. Peter Johnston is a faithful leader and with him at the helm of Anglican Compass, the ministry will help many discover the rich treasure of the Great Tradition. That’s a high calling, and it deserves our prayer and support. It has mine.” – David Roseberry, First Publisher

“Over the years, thousands of people have been introduced to the riches of Anglicanism through the ministry of Anglican Compass. I am excited that Peter Johnston will help guide Anglican Compass into the future as the new Ministry President.” –Winfield Bevins, author of Liturgical Mission & Simply Anglican

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October 14, 2022


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