Ordinations: Michael Juday and Anthony Hermankevich

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Deo volente, the Rt. Rev. Alex Cameron will ordain the Rev. Michael Juday to the Sacred Order of Priests and Anthony Hermankevich to the Order of Deacons on Saturday, December 2, 2023, at Church of the Ascension.

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Ordination Invitation, Juday, Hermankevich

Michael James Juday

Michael Juday

Mike was born in Maryland. As a child of an Air Force officer, Mike has lived all over the US and lived in Germany for one year. Mike attended George Mason University to study music. In 2006, Mike encountered the transforming power of the Lord. From that time forward, he was eager to join God’s redeeming work of transforming lives and renewing all things to Himself. 

In 2010, Mike joined a church planting effort in Columbus, Ohio where he served in numerous pastoral roles for over a decade of ministry and enjoyed working with other churches throughout the city as they labored together for a gospel movement in the city. Mike led and participated in many ecumenical initiatives and continues to be passionate about this type of work.

In 2017, Mike began to explore the Anglican tradition and moved to Ambridge in 2021 to study at Trinity School for Ministry tradition. Mike was encouraged to enter the discernment process and deeply appreciated those who walked with him in the discernment process. 

Mike and his wife Emma have 3 children: Ebenezer, Posy, Agatha, and a fourth child who is expected in 2024. Together, they enjoy exploring new and old places, local cuisine, going on walks, making each other laugh, and watching the Columbus Crew soccer team (the greatest team the world has ever seen). 

Anthony Joseph Hermankevich

Anthony Hermankevich

Anthony Hermankevich felt called to ministry in 2005 when he heard the Lord say to him, “Preach my Word.” It took until the fall of 2016 before he started seminary at Trinity School for Ministry where he earned a Master of Divinity in 2019 and was received into the Anglican Communion from the Russian Orthodox tradition. Currently, Anthony attends and preaches regularly at Church of the Savior in Ambridge. Anthony is a chaplain in the Remnant Sons Motorcycle Club and runs a remodeling company.   

In the interim, Anthony worked in sales for several Fortune 500 companies. His last job in sales was for MRC Global selling piping products and specialty valves in steel mills, chemical plants, and power plants. He also earned a master’s degree from Robert Morris University in Communications and Information Systems. During that time, Anthony volunteered in high school ministry at Christ Church at Grove Farm. In 2007, he helped to lead a team of students on a medical mission to Mexico City. From 2005 to 2014, Anthony volunteered with Great Commission Africa helping to plant four churches in Uganda through street evangelism, visiting schools and prisons, as well as several other ministry events and activities. Anthony has also been involved with several church plants including Redeemer on the Mount E-Free Church from 2007-2016. Anthony completed his Chaplain’s professional education supervised by Dr. Mary Lovett at the East Liberty Family Healthcare Center and completing his practicum hours at The Uncommon Grounds Café and The Allegheny County Jail.

Anthony spent seven years in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, completing one tour of duty in Iraq in 2003 with First Reconnaissance Battalion from the Marine’s First Division. During his tour of duty in Iraq, Anthony received the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Combat “V” denoting valor in combat. He was also the captain of his college hockey team at the University of Pittsburgh. 

Anthony has been married to his wife, Cecelia, since December 27, 2003. Celia received her MSW from the University of Pittsburgh and is a licensed social worker at UPMC, working as a supervisor in their family-based therapy program.