Embers & Local Ministries

The Local Chapters of Kindling Fires are known as Embers.  Embers are headed by a Prior/Prioress, these individuals may also hold other roles within our order - for instance our Abbot and Bishop Protector head 2 of our Embers.

Passionate Embers (Phoenix, AZ)

“O Jesus, deign to open Your Loving Heart to me too, and permit me to take refuge in it, so that I may live hidden in God with You.” – from Divine Intimacy

Passionate Embers is the Phoenix, Arizona chapter of Kindling Fires, which serves as the headquarters for the order. This chapter is supported by the ministry of Solomon's Porch PHX. We are located at 8640 N. 19th Avenue Phoenix AZ 85021. 

This Chapter leads the Prayer and Study Ministry of Solomon's Porch known as SoulFarer. 

Fr. Kevin Daugherty regularly hosts online prayer services:

  • Compline (Night Prayer) on Saturdays at 9:00 PM Arizona Time. This service is joinable via Zoom or can be viewed on the Kindling Fires' Facebook page

  • Vespers (Evening Prayer) on every other Thursday at 8:00 PM Arizona Time. This service is joinable via Zoom or can be viewed on the Solomon's Porch Phx Facebook page

  • The Litany on every other Sunday at 8:00 AM Arizona Time. This service is also joinable via Zoom or can be viewed on the Solomon's Porch Facebook page. 

These services are from the Daily Office as found in the Convergent Prayer Book. If you are interested in joining or watching these prayer services, please contact us for more information. 


Chapter Members

Ms. Rhonda Meyers - Postulant

Most Rev. Kenny von Folmar - Bishop Protector and Companion

Rev. Kevin R. Daugherty - Abbot and Companion



Benevolent Embers (Osceola, MO)

Our Order maintains a local chapter in Osceola, MO under the direction of Rev. Rebecca Pierce, a Companion of Kindling Fires and a Bishop within the C.C.C. She can be contacted at nurselaw@hotmail.com.

Rebecca and Steve maintain a local ministry in El Dorado Springs, MO, called Prince of Peace: www.princeofpeaceccm.com


Chapter Members

Rt. Rev. Rebecca Pierce - Prioress, Companion and bishop

Rev. Steven Pierce - Companion and deacon

Scattered Embers (Dispersed Chapter)


Scattered Embers is the name of the chapter of Kindling Fires for those who are not connected to a specific location. 

Chapter Members

Rev. Thomas Artist (Chapmanville, WV) - Postulant and priest 

Rev. Matthew Furman (Hasbrouck Heights, NJ) - Postulant and priest

Mr. Stephen Pompa (Boonsboro, MD) - Postulant

Mr. Leonard Wynn (Sanford, FL) - Novice

Each member maintains their own local ministry.

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Pr. Joel Troxell (Knightstown, IN) - Oblate and licensed local pastor