Staff & Leadership

Tom Herrick, Executive Director
Tom is the Executive Director of the Titus Institute for Church Planting, a ministry dedicated to establishing a church multiplication movement in North America. He is a church planter and has served as a catalyst for church multiplication at the regional and national levels since 1995. His work includes coaching and training church planters and network leaders, training and certifying coaches, performing assessments for prospective planters, developing strategic plans for churches, networks and dioceses, and teaching church planting for several seminaries in MDiv and DMin degree programs. Tom is a frequent conference speaker whose passion is to spread the vision for Great Commission Church Multiplication. Tom and Carol have been happily married for 33 years and live in Clifton, VA. They share life with their two adult children, Angela and Nick, and daughter-in-law, Marie.


Desiree Barker, Executive Assistant

Desiree 160x240Desiree has been actively involved in ministry for over 25 years, primarily in education and discipleship. For many years she served as Adult Discipleship Director on the staff at All Saints Church, Woodbridge. She is an experienced administrator, teacher, spiritual director and retreat leader. Recently, she and her husband, Steve, founded Sure Foundation Ministry, a teaching ministry designed to train biblically literate lay leaders using a variety of Bible study, spiritual formation and leadership training tools.
Desiree appreciates God’s infinite creativity, and sees His hand in her experience and enjoyment of the creative process. Her background in design includes professional experience in space planning and design, and amateur dabbling in painting, costume and knitwear design. Desiree brings her administrative experience and appreciation for God’s creativity to her work at Titus. Desiree and Steve live in Woodbridge, Virginia and enjoy spending family time with their grown daughter, son-in- law and baby grandson.


Patrick Cunningham, Regional Director

Patrick has more than 20 years of business experience in the construction, insurance, and real estate industries. He is one of the leaders of a successful lay-led Anglican church plant, Church of the Resurrection, which began in Baltimore, Maryland five years ago. He guided many phases of Resurrection’s development while fulfilling the various roles of Servant Council Member, Treasurer, Director of Operations, Vestryman, and Senior Warden. Patrick brings a wealth of practical knowledge and effective practices for church planting to the Titus Institute. A graduate of Loyola College, he resides in the suburbs of Baltimore with his wife, Michele, their daughter Caitlin, and son, Liam.


Mary Beth Moore, Business Manager

Mary Beth Moore was born on the West Coast and has been steadily migrating to the East Coast ever since. She met her husband, Jay, at a Starbucks in Boulder, CO, married him 42 days later and have been married 20 years. At the University of Colorado, Mary Beth received her degree in accounting. After college, she became the Finance Director at the Housing Authority of the City of Boulder. She and Jay now live in Virginia, where Mary Beth has held a number of accounting positions, primarily for churches and other non-profits.

Cheryl McCarthy, Intercessory Prayer Coordinator/Director of Communications

Cheryl McCarthy brings nearly 20 years of Intercessory Prayer and Communications experience to Titus Institute. In that time Cheryl, and her husband, Bill, have been extensively involved in working with Church Plants at the ground level in the areas of worship leading, prayer and intercession, and discipleship. They began their journey at Truro Church in Fairfax, VA and were a part of the original group that was sent out from Truro Church to establish Christ the Redeemer in Centreville, where Tom Herrick was their first church planting vicar. They have been serving in the Anglican Mission in the Americas (AMiA) for the last 7 years and currently minister as missionaries at Healing Grace Church (AMiA) in New Bern, NC, where Bill is the Worship Leader. She has served with Bishop John Rucyahana, founder of Sonrise School, in Rwanda, Africa, as well as, serving with Jean Paul Samputu as Assistant  Executive Director for the Mizero Children of Rwanda Tour in 2007. Cheryl and Bill have five awesome children (ages 13 – 3) Caela, Isabella, Daniel, Gracie, and Liliana who are each thriving in their missional life together.

Jenni Bartling, Regional Director

Jenni 160x240Jenni Bartling served the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh as Congregational Developer for Church Multiplication for 13 years. During her tenure, she facilitated a wide range of new church starts, from traditional mother-daughter models to fresh expressions–and everything in between! Jenni is a certified ministry and Natural Church Development (NCD) coach, and has provided basic coach training to nearly 300 ministry leaders. She believes that coaching is an integral part of growing and multiplying healthy churches. She is also the founder of Your Silent Partner Coaching Ministry, “Asking the right questions, so you discover the right answers.” Jenni and her husband, Stephan, live in Sewickley, PA, with their son, Ben, a student at Kent State University.


Julie Tilton, Special Projects Coordinator/Board Liaison

Julie spent 22 years in program management in a large county Office for Children before she retired and began working as the Director for Spiritual Formation under Father Tom Herrick for 6 years. She has been a very active leader in her churches since the early ‘70s, including two church plants. She came out of a second retirement to help set up a strong infrastructure for Titus. She loves video editing and web design in addition to playing with her three grandchildren.

Jim Beavers, Communications Consultant

JimBA native of Virginia, Jim Beavers served over 20 years in public and private schools both as teacher and administrator. He also served several years as communications director for schools and non-profit organizations. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Trinity School for Ministry, Ambridge, Pennsylvania, and is ordained in the Anglican Church of North America. He serves as Vicar of Christ Anglican Fellowship in Orange, Virginia, where he and his wife Anne live. They now have six
grandchildren and are loving their role as grandparents.



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