This summer, Kanuga appointed the Rev. Richmond Jones as director of formation programs and resident chaplain. Richmond officially began his position in July and oversees the development of Kanuga’s youth and adult programming. In addition, he is actively serving as chaplain to Kanuga’s staff and guests.
“Richmond brings not only extensive experience but—just as importantly—deep relationships in the Kanuga community that will allow us to build our program substantively,” says Kanuga President Michael R. Sullivan. “His theological training and expertise, combined with extensive networks throughout the Episcopal Church, will help us strengthen our program across the board.”
As the director of formation programs, Richmond will focus on increasing offerings through new and revitalized programs and the development of retreats. Kanuga hopes to plan and execute new and diverse offerings that prepare and strengthen individuals for their work in the world.
“We want to offer programming for all ages—children through adult,” said Richmond. “Our goal is for attendees to know that their meaning and personal fulfillment is rooted in being beloved by God.”
Richmond has deep roots at Kanuga, having served at Kanuga’s youth conferences for more than a decade. “To be a part of Kanuga is a big honor,” says Richmond. “I am very aware that there’s a good deal of work to be done, but I am looking forward to it. It feels like coming home.”
Prior to accepting his new role at Kanuga, he served as curate of St. Francis Episcopal Church in Macon, Georgia. His prior experience includes also serving as the resident chaplain at Sewanee: The University of the South and campus missioner at Mercer University and Wesleyan College.