Team Bios

Jim Naughton, Partner

Jim Naughton (he/him) is the former canon for communications and advancement for the Episcopal Diocese of Washington and the founder of the Web site Episcopal Café, which he edited from 2007-14.

A veteran journalist, he has worked for The New York TimesThe New York Daily News, and The Washington Post. His free-lance writing has appeared in publications and Web sites as disparate as Slate, ESPN the Magazine and the Guardian. He examined the financial aspects of recent controversies in the Episcopal Church in his article: “Following the Money: Donors and Activists on the Anglican Right.”

Jim has written three books, including “My Brother Stealing Second,” a novel for young adults, and a profile of a Catholic parish at odds with the Vatican.

He holds a B.A. in Journalism and American Studies and an M.A. in American history from Syracuse University.

Rebecca Wilson, Partner

Prior to founding Canticle in 2009, Rebecca Wilson (she/her) had been, since 2000, an independent consultant working on strategic communications and grantseeking with nonprofit and public sector organizations including the Chicago Consultation and Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Cleveland. She served on the leadership teams for several successful non-partisan ballot issue campaigns including measures that support urban public schools; alcohol, drug and mental health treatment; and public libraries. From 1996-2000, she was marketing director for the Akron-Summit County (Ohio) Public Library where she oversaw both the public information and political campaigns for a successful $80 million capital improvement bond issue and a subsequent successful operating renewal.

Rebecca has also worked in communications for a consumer product manufacturer and taught business and technical writing at the university level and English literature and composition to middle school students. She holds a B.A. in English from Duke University, an M.A. in English from Kent State University, and an executive certificate in nonprofit management from the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University.

Kathleen Moore, Communications Manager

Prior to joining Canticle Communications, Kathleen Moore (she/her) was communications minister for the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont and social media manager for The Orvis Company, where she oversaw Orvis’s presence on platforms including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram, as well as the Orvis News blog.

Before moving to Vermont in 2012, Kathleen lived in Los Angeles for eight years, working in the television industry. As part of her role as scheduling and editorial director for Warner Bros. Entertainment’s, she managed the company’s social media feeds. Other past experience includes broadcast network scheduling at The WB Television Network and Fox Broadcasting Company, as well as cable sales and distribution at Twentieth Television.

She earned her Master of Divinity degree at Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, California, in 2019 and was ordained to the priesthood in 2020. She also holds a B.A. in History from Kenyon College.

Sophie Kitch-Peck, Communications Coordinator

Sophie Kitch-Peck (she/they) is a 2020 graduate of Mount Holyoke College with a double major in religion and theatre. She is currently a fellow with Colorado Episcopal Service Corps in Denver, and will join Canticle full-time at the end of July. Sophie was a deputy to the 2018 General Convention and a contributor to Deputy News, and from 2018-2021, was a member of the Task Force to Study Sexism in the Episcopal Church and Develop Anti-Sexism Training. During college, she held several administrative and communications student positions, and has also taught drama to children.