I did a two and a half year Community Dharma Leadership Training through Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Califorina a number of years ago and one of the best things that happened to me was making a friend of Gordon Peerman.
As an Episcopal priest he has served for many years within the framework on the church and as a psychotherapist, consultant, deep practitioner and teacher who encourages mindfulness practices, he is a true 'dharma bum.' He writes with clarity, selflessness and wonderful humor.
He has a very-well received book out called Blessed Relief: What Christians Can Learn from Buddhists About Suffering. I had the opportunity to read this in one of it's first drafts and feel this book is a contribution that over the years will just keep on giving.