leadership at Incarnation

staff, clergy, and lay leadership

staff and Clergy

  • rector

    AUBREY SPEARS

    Aubrey serves as the Rector (Senior Pastor) of the Church of the Incarnation. He and his wife, Janielle, have five children. Raised in Houston, TX, Aubrey received a BA from Houston Baptist University, a MDiv from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and a PhD from the University of Liverpool. Some of the things Aubrey loves are: "My beloved wife and our dear children, good neighborhoods, gardening, the fiction of Dorothy Dunnett, Cry the Beloved Country, coffee, tea, watching and discussing movies, a fire in the fireplace when it's cold out, my parents and wife's parents and our siblings and their families, cooking with my wife, leisurely meals with friends, great discussions about big questions, my work, and the life and thought of Abraham Kuyper." In addition to pastoring the Church of the Incarnation, Aubrey serves as a Fellow in Practical Theology for the St. George's Centre for Biblical and Public Theology and on the committee for the Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar. Email Aubrey.

  • associate rector

    KEITH BREAULT

    As the son of an Air Force pilot, Keith grew up all over the United States. Keith and his wife, Joanna, met at the College of William and Mary, were married in 1998, and have five children (two in college, and three still at home). They lived in Charlottesville from 2011 to 2022. After pastoring two churches over the course of 17 years, Keith began exploring ordination in the Anglican tradition. In the fall of 2016, Keith began a curacy at The Church of the Incarnation, then transferred to Church of the Holy Cross in Crozet where he served as an associate pastor. Since transitioning from full-time ministry, Keith worked as vice president for business development with Commonwise Homecare. The Breaults are delighted at the opportunity to worship, grow, and serve within the Incarnation family. Email Keith.

  • executive director

    Laura Lowe

    Bio coming soon.

    Email Laura

  • Director of Music and the arts

    lindi jenkins

    Lindi serves as Director of Worship Arts. Born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley, Lindi is a lover of nature, family, and small-town culture. She and her husband, Chris, live in Luray with their two girls (Nellie and Gwyn). Lindi has a love and passion for worship through the arts. She earned her Bachelor's degree from George Mason University's School of Music, and studied music therapy at Charleston Southern University. Lindi has served in church worship ministry since she was 14 years old, and has served as church worship staff for nearly 10 years. Lindi enjoys hiking, being outside, traveling, cooking, reading, and keeping bees. She and her husband own and operate an event venue and vineyard in Luray. Email Lindi.

  • Director of Children's Ministry

    EMILY BRYAN

    Emily Bryan grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania until moving to Indiana to attend Taylor University, where she met her husband, Isaac. After earning their undergrad and graduate degrees and working at the university for a few years, the Bryans moved to Harrisonburg and started attending Incarnation in 2015. They returned to the Valley this past November after a two-year hiatus in Lancaster. Emily and Isaac have four young children and homeschool their elementary-aged sons. Emily enjoys reading (both on her own and aloud to kids in the community), kickboxing, and a well-organized home. She and Isaac, who lead the Maplehurst Small group, are on their fourth house renovation in two years and are eager to finish and be able to host larger groups of people. Email Emily

  • Curate (Pastoral Resident)

    WILSON WEST

    Wilson West serves as our curate. He and his wife Callie have two sons, Harry and Archie, born in September 2019 and June 2022. Wilson received a BA from Mississippi State University, and his MDiv from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis. Before coming to Incarnation, he served at a church in New Orleans for two years. Wilson's loves are his family, music: discovering, listening to, and playing it; reading, traveling, and spending good time with people. Email Wilson.

  • parish administrative assistant

    BETH NEALON

    Beth is our parish administrative assistant. She grew up in Richmond. She met her husband Dave at UVA. They raised three daughters in Greensboro, North Carolina, and Lacey Spring since 1999. They are members of Grace Mennonite Fellowship in Lacey Spring. She considers herself an honorary member of COTI, as she has completed our Essentials course, and has fond memories of the Episcopal liturgy of her childhood church.  She enjoys playing folk music, hiking, birding, and trees. Email Beth.

  • facilities and media coordinator

    Katy Napotnik

    Katy came to Harrisonburg to attend JMU, where she met and married her husband, Tristan, in 2008. She homeschools their two children and loves to garden, create, and cook. She and Tristan have been part of Incarnation since 2010. They’re members of the West Wolfe Street small group and enjoy living in and being part of downtown Harrisonburg. Email Katy.

lay leadership

Within the Anglican tradition, the Parish Council (also known as the Vestry) provides counsel to the rector (senior pastor) and manages the church’s property and finances to support the vision and mission of the congregation. Incarnation's Parish Council is comprised of eight lay leaders, the assistant rector, and the rector. Lay members are elected during the annual celebration to represent the larger membership of the church. Lay members can serve up to two consecutive three-year terms. Our current lay Parish Council members are: Eric Codding, Nell Marie Colman, Ed Good, Molly Hollingsworth, Josh Lowe, and Carolyn Miller.

  • rector's warden

    eric codding

    Eric has been a member of COTI for two years. He has helped lead the Parkway Drive small group and has served as a Scripture reader, a cup server, and worked on the bagel team. Eric and his family moved to the Valley in 2011 for Eric’s position of Associate Dean of Students at EMU. In 2017, Eric began his current role at Blue Ridge Christian School where he serves as principal of the upper school campus in Dayton. He has worked in a variety of roles in Christian higher education and secondary education throughout his career. Eric has a deep interest in Christian spiritual formation and appreciates how solid biblical teaching and preaching at COTI thoughtfully engage challenging cultural realities. He is married to Heather who completed a second degree in nursing at EMU and is now in her final year at JMU for her nurse practitioner degree. Eric and Heather have one adult child, Caleb, and three children at home, Caitlyn, Joseph, and Matthew.

  • people's warden

    nell-Marie colman

    Nell-Marie has lived in Harrisonburg for over 25 years — falling in love with Harrisonburg as a JMU student and deciding to make it her home. She is a full-time writer for a global technology company, where she has worked since 2005. Nell-Marie and Gil have two children, Daniel and Anna, and they have been a part of the Incarnation community since early 2012. During that time, she’s served as a small group leader and prayer team member. She and her family belong to the West Wolfe Street small group.

  • treasurer

    josh lowe

    Josh was raised 170 miles north of Harrisonburg, at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, just outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He attended a Reformed Presbyterian church, accepting Christ in 2002. He began attending Incarnation while at JMU in 2012 and counts it a blessing to be working, worshiping, and living in a community he loves. Josh met his wife Laura while at JMU. He earned a BA in Finance with a concentration in Financial Analysis which led Josh to Edward Jones as a Financial Advisor, a vocation he felt called to from a young age. Institutional leadership has been a consistent outworking of his faith and he is excited for the opportunity to serve the Church as Treasurer. 

  • deacons

    Eric Codding, wilson West, Martin Rhodes

    Deacons are set apart to share in the humility and service of Jesus Christ for the strengthening of the church. Deacons assist in public worship, concerns and hopes of the world, encouraging and equipping the household of God to care for the stranger, the poor, and the helpless. 


    Pictured left to right: Eric Codding, Wilson West, and Martin Rhodes.