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The Rev. Chad E. Jarnagin is a recognized musician, priest, writer, & speaker. He is host of The Learning to BE Podcast and the Founding Rector of Luminous Parish, an Anglican Mission to Nashville | Franklin, TN. He is also a postulant to the Rule of Saint Benedict. Member, President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (2003-2009). 

Fr. Chad’s debut book, Learning to Be: Reconstructing Peace, and Spiritual Health will release on November 5th, 2019 (eBook) and February 11, 2020 (paperback, Morgan James Publishing). He possesses a unique combination of talents and skills as a shepherd, artist, and thinker. Chad is a teacher and curator of the Enneagram, (an ancient personality typing system that identifies nine types of people and how they relate to one another and the world).

Chad grew up around Cincinnati, OH and has lived in the Nashville area for over 22 years. He and his gifted wife Jennifer, who is a Montessori educator, have three talented boys.

In addition to being rector at Luminous Parish, Chad continues to schedule a limited number of events where he speaks on the content of Learning to Be, as well as caring for church and organization staffs.

Fr. Chad is a proficient communicator on topics including: Learning to Be (forthcoming debut book), sacred rhythms for spiritual health, contemplative practices and postures, as well as Anglicanism. Chad attended Carson-Newman University, Berklee College of Music, and is pursuing a M.A. of Biblical Studies, as well as a psychology certification (Cognitive Behavior Therapy). He is also an ordained priest within the Anglican Communion (via AMiA).