The ECM Board

Canterbury is governed by the ECM Board. Current members are:


Dr. Anya P. Royce, President

Anya P. Royce is Chancellor’s Professor of Anthropology and of Comparative Literature at Indiana University. A native of Berkeley, she did her BA at Stanford University and her PhD at the University of California Berkeley. She does research, writes, and teaches about indigenous peoples of Mexico, especially the Isthmus Zapotec of Oaxaca with whom she has lived and worked for more than forty years, about dance and performing arts, looking especially at creativity, artistry, and meaning, and about building community across diversity. An Episcopalian by faith, she also practices a monastic rule as an Associate of the Order of the Holy Cross. Retreats at monasteries here and in Ireland restore and renew. Gardening, practicing tai chi, and writing poetry are other pathways to the heart.

Mr. Andrew S. Hoover, Treasurer

A native Hoosier, Andy has been a “number cruncher” for quite some time. He served as manager of budgeting for a property/casualty insurance company for many years. He also served faithfully at Trinity Church, Bloomington — on the Finance Commission (Chairman for three years) and for ten years assisted Sara Wood and counted the plate offering. However, his first and best experience was gained while achieving the status of grand prize winner of column addition races in Miss Hasting’s elementary school class!

Mr. Doug Horn

Growing up in an IU faculty member family, Doug is an alumnus of IU with a BA from Judson College. While from a fundamental evangelical background, he recently joined the Episcopal Church in response to its liturgical tradition and courageous spiritual attentiveness to a social agenda. He is involved in local business and government scenes and is dedicated to assisting Indiana University and Episcopal Campus Ministry in approaching their missions. From time to time you might see him on a community theatre stage throughout central Indiana.

Dr. Laurel Cornell

Laurel holds graduate degrees in demography and in landscape architecture. She is a faculty member at IU in three departments: Sociology, Fine Arts and East Asian Languages and Cultures. She grew up as a member of the Society of Friends (Quakers) and became an Episcopalian in 1998. She believes that the two faith communities, though located at opposite ends of the liturgical spectrum, have a lot in common. Both require that the congregation participate actively in the worship service, and both have a strong commitment to social justice. However, Episcopalians have music!

Mr. Thomas Wood

Tom holds an Electrical Engineering degree from Purdue University and Organ Performance degrees from the Jacobs School of Music at IU. Tom was a faculty member of the music school in the 1970s, founded an organ building firm in the 1980s, and retired in 2003. He then found himself hired once more by the school of music as their part-time curator of organs. The playing of organ gigs in college essentially led him on his spiritual journey. Raised in the Friends Church (Quakers), he acquired a meaningful approach to theological concepts, but found the worship expression to be un-fulfilling as a musician. While playing for several Lutheran Churches, he came to acquire a great fondness for the liturgy, but the stodginess of many Lutheran pastors (not all) didn’t always jive. Upon accepting a position in the Episcopal Church, he discovered this was a worshipping community where the theology was thoughtfully challenging and the worship invigorating. The basic concept of both Quakerism and Anglicanism is that God is a Mystery, and as such we don’t need to know all the answers. All we need to do is follow the examples of Christ and both renew ourselves and praise our Creator through the liturgies that have been handed down and ever renewed throughout the ages. For Tom, the Anglican mantra that our faith is based on Scripture, Tradition, and Reason puts all in perspective. He hopes that his faith journey that began in his college days may resonate with other students as they seek their spiritual paths.

Mr. Brendan O'Sullivan-Hale

Brendan G. O'Sullivan-Hale is a Senior Investment Strategist at the Oxford Financial Group, Ltd. He advises families and institutions on how to invest their material resources to meet their goals, focusing particularly on the global bond markets and emerging markets stocks. Brendan also serves as the Senior Warden of the Episcopal Church of All Saints, Indianapolis. He is the Treasurer of the Dayspring Center, an emergency shelter for homeless families with children in Central Indiana. Brendan graduated with a B.A. in Linguistics and East Asian Languages at IU, and also holds an MBA in Finance from the Kelley School of Business, Indianapolis. His connection to Episcopal Campus Ministry dates to his baptism; he was baptized as an adult during his senior year at IU.

Mr. Jaimie Murdock

Jaimie Murdock joined the ECM IU community in fall 2007, when he moved to Bloomington to pursue undergraduate studies in Cognitive Science and Computer Science. After graduating in 2010, Jaimie became a full-time research associate at IU. He is now a student once again, this time pursuing a joint PhD in Cognitive Science and Computer Science. He grew up in St. John's Episcopal Church in Murray, Kentucky. He takes great comfort in the Anglican balance of scripture, tradition, and reason. Jaimie is also a musician at ECM and in Afro-Hoosier International, playing saxophone, clarinet, and bass guitar.

Mr. Jody Hays, Obl.OSB

A native of Bloomington, Jody states “Finding a native still in Bloomington is much like Sasquatch – the legend is alive and well, but nobody has ever really met one!” Jody took organ lessons from age 10-18, and has since restored one pipe organ, helped to dismantle another, and purchased the 1885 reed organ that is now in Canterbury House. A Benedictine Oblate of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in southern Indiana since the year 2000, he is a student of monasticism. Jody invested nearly a decade in the process for ordination to the Diaconate, but has found his calling lies on a different path. He is now the Chief Sacristan and a board member for Canterbury Fellowship, where he occasionally preaches at mass. Jody has spent much of his adult life working within the GLBT communities. He is in the early process of changing religious orders by applying to the Brotherhood of Saint Gregory to become, if God’s will, a Gregorian Friar.