Vernon Wilson is the Director Holy Cross Anglican School, Ambergris Caye, Belize.
Originally from Virginia, USA, Vernon has lived in Belize and worked for the past nine years as a volunteer missionary with the Episcopal Church USA. Mr. Wilson has been responsible
for building and teaching the jewelry manufacturing program for the Belize Central Prison Jewelry program, and has been instrumental in the development of Holy Cross Anglican School. Prior to coming to Belize, Vernon lived in the Tidewater area of Virginia, where his accomplishments included spearheading a national fund raising campaign for Habitat for Humanity. He also designed, produced and marketed a highly successful line of Christian jewelry, "The Signature Series", which was sold throughout the United States. Vernon personally won numerous national and international jewelry awards, including being the only American to twice win the International Pearl Design Competition held annually in Tokyo, Japan. For more than 20 years he owned and operated ‘The Golden Touch’, a jewelry store, in Williamsburg, Virginia as a self-taught jewelry designer and goldsmith. His work has been highly sought after by wealthy dignitaries and celebrities worldwide.
Francis Wilson is Local Manager, Holy Cross Anglican School, Ambergris Caye, Belize. She is a volunteer missionary with the US Episcopal Church and has been serving with her husband, Vernon, in the Anglican Diocese of Belize for nine years. Prior to moving to Belize, Francis was a lifelong resident of Virginia where she was an active member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Newport News, Virginia. She is the proud mother of three children and the very proud grandmother of six. Her passions include justice for the underprivileged, providing educational opportunities for the marginalized and taking care of every stray dog she encounters.