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Meet the candidates

Candidates in alphabetical order

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The Rev. Roy E. Hoffman, DMin


  • Currently serves as chaplain-in-residence at St. Peter’s, Del Mar, and as the senior US Navy Chaplain at the San Diego naval base
  • Member of the diocesan task force on compassionate care for victims of clergy sexual misconduct
  • Certified trainer in the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
  • Native of Washington DC and Atlanta, father to Ruby, and Cherokee citizen


The Rev. Canon Susan Brown Snook


  • Serves currently as the canon for church growth and development in the Diocese of Oklahoma
  • Had a former career as a certified public accountant
  • Authored God Gave the Growth: Church Planting in the Episcopal Church, co-founded the Acts 8 Movement, a group dedicated to proclaiming resurrection in the Episcopal Church, and serves on the board of Forward Movement, creators of Day by Day devotional pamphlets
  • Married to Tom Snook for over 30 years, mother to two adult daughters, Sarah and Julia

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The Rev. Dr. Michael S. Tinnon, DMin


  • Currently serves as the interim priest at St. David’s, San Diego – Clairemont
  • Served in the US Army Chaplain Corps and US Air Force for over 25 years providing spiritual care and guidance to military service members and their families
  • Married to Becky Tinnon, also an ordained Episcopal priest
  • Native of Lexington, Kentucky, father of three, grandfather of three and owner of the dog, Riley