Meet Our Board

James Krueger

Founder and President, Head of the Christian Order of the Cloud

James Krueger serves as Priest in Charge at Saint James Church Lake Delaware in the northwestern Catskill Mountains of New York State, which is also the home of Mons Nubifer Sanctus. Fr. Krueger holds a B.A. in the Humanities with a minor in Writing and Literature, an M.A. in Gerontology and Long-Term Care Management, an M.A. in Theological Studies with a focus in Ascetical Theology and Spiritual Direction, and a certificate in Eastern Orthodox Theology. James has served as Executive Director of a grassroots community organization in the rural Catskill Mountains for nearly a decade, and has dabbled in the music business as an award-winning songwriter and performer.

Fr. Krueger’s inspiration for Mons Nubifer Sanctus grows out of his own sinuous faith journey, which has taken him from a respectable suburban Protestant upbringing to surprising places: a cave for fasting and prayer in Utah; a Zen Buddhist monastery where he studied for over 7 years; overwintering in a tipi in the Catskill Mountains; seminary; a year living in an old hunting camp; a small Anglo-Catholic parish in rural New York; and now to Mons Nubifer Sanctus as founder and President.

“There is a fullness of Christian life and teaching that was not being presented to me in the church experiences I knew.” Krueger confesses. “I was searching and questioning, I was wrestling with my demons, I was in need of face-to-face mentors and guides, I was in need of spiritual companionship along the lonely and uncertain paths on which I found myself. I had discerned the depths of the authentic Christian way in a study of the saints and early Christian writers, but reading and thinking about spiritual transformation was not enough; I had to live it.”

The training at Mons Nubifer Sanctus utilizes the practice of contemplative prayer, or hesychia (silence, stillness), grounding it within its native ecosystem, which is the fullness of the ancient Christian faith and the collective life of the Church.

Rev. Canon Paul Hunter

Treasurer

Father Hunter was ordained to the Sacred Order of Priests by the Right Reverend William H. Love, on July 20th, 2013, and serves as Canon for Mission at the Cathedral of All Saint in Albany, New York. As Canon for Mission, Father Hunter serves as the Cathedral’s ‘missionary to the city,’ leading congregational outreach to the neighborhoods of Albany. He has been practicing and studying contemplative prayer for many years, and believes that contemplative prayer forms a vital link between the Eucharistic worship of the Church, everyday life, and the mission of the Church.

He graduated with a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Thomas Aquinas College in California in 2009, and an Master of Divinity from Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry in 2012. Father Hunter is a Priest Associate of the Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham, and a postulant in the Franciscan Community of the Holy Cross.

Fr. Nathaniel Kidd

Secretary

As an Anglican priest and academic, Fr Nathaniel strives to retrieve the treasures of the ancient Church for the modern world.  Having been rooted in the tradition through a Bachelor of Arts in Classics from Colorado College in 2006, and a Master of Divinity from Nashotah House in 2012, today he is continuing his education with graduate studies at Marquette University, where his research specializes in the demonology of the Medieval Greek church.  Fr Nathaniel lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with his wife Sarah and daughter Madeleine.

Dr. David Sherwood

Board Member

David Sherwood serves as Librarian and Professor of Ascetical Theology at Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Nashotah, WI, where he also earned his Doctorate in Ministry in 2014.

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