Mr. Bruce Humphrey
Bruce B. Humphrey was born in Lubbock, Texas in 1963 and after a few years in California, the Philippines, and Florida his family moved to Kansas City, Missouri. He converted to Orthodoxy at an early age with his parents. Together with Fr. Joseph Hirsch (currently rector at Holy Transfiguration of Christ, Denver, CO), and a number of other families, they founded St. Theodore of Tarsus Orthodox Church. Bruce went on to live in Saudi Arabia and France prior to moving back to Florida in 1980, where attended SS. Markella and Demetrios Orthodox Church and finished high school.
He then went on to Florida State University and, after graduating in 1986 with a degree in real estate, settled with his wife, Carol, in Winter Park, Florida where he worked as a real estate appraiser and was a member of St. Stephen the Protomartyr Orthodox Church. For years he was active on the Parish Council, while Carol became the camp director serving parishes in the eastern portion of the Diocese. In 1996 the family, which now included two daughters, moved to St. Petersburg, Florida to attend Stetson University College of Law. They were members of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church and again he served on the parish council.
In 1999 he began his law career in Jacksonville, Florida and became actively involved with St. Justin the Martyr Orthodox Church. Bruce serves on the parish council, and was Senior Warden for three years as the parish worked to acquire property and construct permanent facilities on St. Augustine Road. He continues to serve on the parish council as Junior Warden, and Chairman of the cemetery and building committees. Bruce has been on a mission trip to Project Mexico, and returns in May 2007 with his family. He was tonsured a reader, continues his work toward in Advanced Orthodox Studies, and teaches Sunday school.
Bruce is currently a partner in the law firm of Birchfield and Humphrey, P.A. which concentrates in the areas of eminent domain, property rights, and land use.