The Rt. Rev’d Stephen D. Wood

Bishop, Diocese of the Carolinas and Rector, St. Andrew’s Church, Mt. Pleasant, SC

The Rt. Rev’d Step256px-Consecration_of_the_Rt._Rev'd_Stephen_D._Wood,_first_Bishop_of_the_Diocese_of_the_Carolinas.hen D. Wood was elected as the first Bishop of the Diocese of the Carolinas by the College of Bishops on June 5, 2012. He was consecrated Bishop at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Mt. Pleasant, SC by Archbishop Robert Duncan on August 25, 2013. Co-Consecrators Archbishop-elect Stanley Ntagali of Uganda, and Bishops Roger Ames, Alphonza Gadsen and John Guernsey.

He was installed as Rector of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Mt. Pleasant, SC by Bishop Edward L. Salmon, XIII Bishop of South Carolina, on September 1, 2000. Under Bishop Wood’s leadership, St. Andrew’s was described by the Charleston Post & Courier as, “one of the Lowcountry’s biggest church success stories,” growing to a membership of more than 3200 and planting new churches in Goose Creek, SC and downtown Charleston. In 2006 Bishop Wood was one of three finalists in the election for Bishop of South Carolina.

Born October 12, 1963, Bishop Wood is the oldest of two sons born to the late Elanore Mitchell (Smith) Wood and the late Jewell Nelson Wood. He attended Lake Catholic High School in Mentor, Ohio, graduating in 1981. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Cleveland State University in 1986. He then completed his priestly formation at the Protestant Episcopal Theological Seminary in Virginia where he earned a Masters of Divinity.

Bishop Wood was married to Jacqueline Elizabeth (Benner) Wood on February 1, 1986. Together, they have four sons, one grandson and one granddaughter.

Bishop Wood was ordained to the diaconate on June 15, 1991 and to the priesthood on February 1, 1992 by Bishop James R. Moodey, VIII Bishop of Ohio. He was appointed Vicar of St. Anne-in-the-Fields in Madison, Ohio where he served until April of 1995. He then served as Associate Rector and Chief of Staff at St. Luke’s parish in Bath, Ohio until his move to South Carolina.

Connect with Bishop Wood on his blog, TreadingGrain.com, Twitter (@revstevewood) and on his Facebook page.


The Right Rev’d David C. Bryan

Bishop Suffragan, Diocese of the Carolinas

unspecifiedDavid was consecrated a bishop at the Cathedral Church of the Apostles in Columbia, SC on the 18th of September, 2013 by Archbishop Robert Duncan (ACNA) and Archbishop Onesphore Rwaje (Rwanda) to serve as the bishop for Southeast PEARUSA. In May, 2016, David was elected Bishop Suffragan to the Diocese of the Carolinas and serves as Assisting Bishop to the Gulf Atlantic Diocese and the Anglican Diocese of the South.

David is a graduate of the University of Florida (BSBA ’79), Trinity School for Ministry (M. Div. ’83) where he has continued post graduate studies, and has been in ordained ministry for 33 years, serving several churches in Florida and South Carolina: St. Michael’s Episcopal, Orlando, FL, Assistant Rector; Church of the Good Shepherd, Jacksonville, FL, Associate Rector; Church of St. Luke and St. Peter, St. Cloud, FL, Rector; All Saints Church, Pawleys Island, SC, Sr. Pastor; Christ Church, Murrells Inlet, SC, Church Planter & Sr. Pastor/Rector.

David has a passion to see God’s Word and Spirit shape men, women and children into fully devoted disciples of Jesus Christ in the context of the local Church and coming alongside others who seek to do the same. He and his wife, Nancy, have been married for 32 years and have three grown children (Collins (Ali), Tricia (Nic) and Duncan (Hayley). 

Connect with Bishop Bryan on Twitter (@dcollinsbryan) and on his Facebook page.


The Rt. Rev’d Thaddeus R. Barnum

Assisting Bishop, Diocese of the Carolinas

e46a55_3569e23dd4904c3bb8316235f4d746a7Thad was consecrated in Denver, Colorado by Archbishop Onesphore Rwaje, June 24, 2001. Thad currently serves both as Bishop in Residence at All Saints, Pawleys Island, SC, and as a Chaplain to Clergy.  He has a passion for discipleship and through the ministry of “call2disciple”, Erilynne and Thad have given themselves to strengthening the Church in the Scriptures and discipling Christians to maturity in the faith.

Thad has served churches in Connecticut, Pennsylvania and South Carolina and has been married to Erilynne for 34 years. They raised 4 girls and have 11 grandchildren.

Connect with Thad on his website call2disciple.com


The Rev’d Winfield Bevins

Canon for Church Planting, Diocese of the Carolinas and Director, Asbury Church Planting Initiative

winfield_headshot_01-5Dr. Winfield Bevins serves as the Director for the Asbury Church Planting Initiative and Canon for Church Planting for the Anglican Diocese of the Carolinas. He has a passion for equipping others to plant new churches. His experience includes planting churches, starting a missional church planting network, training church planters from different denominational backgrounds, and developing innovative resources for planting and remissioning churches. He frequently speaks at conferences and retreats on a variety of topics. He has written several books including Our Common Prayer: A Field Guide to the Book of Common Prayer. He and his wife Kay, have three girls Elizabeth, Anna Belle, and Caroline. To find out more about him, visit his website at www.winfieldbevins.com.


Clergy of the Diocese of the Carolinas

The Rev’d Ken Alexander, Assisting Priest, St. Andrew’s Church, Mt. Pleasant, SC
The Rev’d Joshua Arena-Gilliam, Priest, La Misión, Resurrection Anglican Church, Concord, NC
The Rev’d Gary Ball, Church Planter, Asheville, NC
The Rev’d Dr. Charles Richard Barbare, Jr., Retired Priest
The Rev’d Erilynne Barnum, Non-Parochial Deacon, Pawleys Island, SC
The Rev’d John Burley, Associate Rector, St. Andrew’s Church, Mt. Pleasant, SC
The Rev’d Aaron Buttery,  Deacon, San Antonio, TX
The Rev’d Kerry Buttram, Non-Parochial Priest
The Rev’d Thomas (‘T”) Brown, Rector, St. Paul’s, Greenville, SC
The Rev’d Seth Cain, Church Planter, The Village Church, Greenville, SC
The Rev’d Jeremiah Caughran, Interim Rector, Grace Anglican, Gastonia, NC
The Rev’d Skip Corn, Non-Parochial Deacon, Pawleys Island, SC
The Rev’d David Cumbie, Associate Rector, Holy Trinity Church, Raleigh, NC
The Very Rev’d Chip Edgar, Dean, Cathedral Church of the Apostles, Columbia, SC
The Rev’d Joshua Fink, Associate Rector, St. Paul’s Church, Greenville, SC
The Rev’d Randy Forrester, Rector, King of Kings Church, Charlotte, NC
The Rev’d Bruce Geary, Non-Parochial Priest
The Rev’d Karen Geary, Non-Parochial Deacon
The Rev’d Richard F. Giersch, Pastor, The Village Church, Greenville, SC
The Rev’d Charles E. B. Gill, Assistant Priest, Church of the Outer Banks, Nags Head, NC
The Rev’d Julian “Hule” Goddard, Rector, Wilmore Anglican Church, Wilmore, KY
The Rev’d Rob Grafe,  Rector, All Saints Church, Pawleys Island, SC
The Rev’d Claudia Dickson Greggs, Clergy Associate, Holy Trinity Church, Raleigh, NC
The Rev. Canon Tom Garman, Canon Associate, Cathedral Church of the Apostles, Columbia, SC
The Rev’d Michael Guernsey, Rector, Christ Church, Murrells Inlet, SC
The Rev’d John Q. Hall, Church Planter, Christ the Redeemer Church, Clemson, SC
The Rev’d Todd Hare, Rector, Holy Trinity Church, Johnson City, Tennessee
The Rev’d Robert M. Hartley, Rector, The Church of the Holy Trinity, North Augusta, SC
The Rev’d Matthew Hoehn, Deacon, Holy Trinity Church, Raleigh, NC
The Rev’d Jeff Hoffman, Non-Parochial Priest, Columbia, SC
The Rev’d Theophilus Iwuji, Assisting Priest, The Church of the Holy Trinity, North Augusta, SC
The Rev’d Mary-Ellen Jones, Non-Parochial Priest
The Rev’d Jan Kaneft, Archdeacon, Cathedral Church of the Apostles, Columbia, SC
The Rev’d Nancy Kenney, Non-Parochial Priest
The Rev’d Robert Kirkland, Rector, St. James Anglican Church, Clover, SC
The Rev’d John Kirtley, II, Non-Parochial Priest, Charlotte, NC
The Rev’d Dr. Anthony Kowbeidu, Vicar, St. Andrew’s Goose Creek, SC
The Rev’d Mark Landon, Rector, St. Patrick’s Mission, Charlotte, NC
The Rev’d Ken Lewis, Priest, Grace Anglican Church, New Bern, NC
The Rev’d Dave Libbon, Church Planter, St. Andrew’s Park Circle, North Charleston, SC
The Rev’d Scott Lyon, Deacon, St. Mary Magdalene Anglican church, Camden, SC
The Rev’d Christine Maddux, Non-Parochial Deacon
The Rev’d James Mason, Deacon, Church of the Holy Cross, Raleigh, NC
The Rev’d Clay Millener, Assistant Rector, All Saints Church, Pawleys Island, SC
The Rev’d Edward J. Milligan, Church Planter
The Rev’d Jon Minns, Rector, Church of the Holy Cross, Raleigh, NC
The Rev’d Brian Morgan, Associate Rector, St. Andrew’s Church, Mt. Pleasant, SC
The Rev’d Frank Myers, Priest, All Saints Church, Charlotte, NC
The Rev’d Mike Myers, Associate Rector, Christ Church, Murrells Inlet, SC
The Rev’d Virginia Musselman, Non-Parochial Deacon
The Rev’d Dan Ott, Non-Parochial Priest, Seiverville, TN
The Rev’d William F. Owens, Jr., Church Planter, St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, Camden, SC
The Rev’d Fred Pinkston, Assisting Priest, King of Kings, Charlotte, NC
The Rev’d Canon David Pucik, Canon Associate, Cathedral Church of the Apostles, Columbia, SC
The Rev’d Luke Rasmussen, Church Planter, Christ the Redeemer Church, Clemson, SC
The Rev’d John Riebe, Non-Parochial Priest
The Rev’d Norm Riebe, Assisting Priest, All Saints Church, Charlotte, NC
The Rev’d Mark Riggs, Church Planter
The Rev’d Jean Roach, Deacon, King of Kings Church, Charlotte, NC
The Rev’d Steve Savia, Deacon
The Rev’d Larry Shrum, St. Barnabas, Fort Mill, SC
The Rev’d Todd Simonis, Vicar, St. Andrew’s City Church, Charleston, SC
The Rev’d Hamilton Smith, Priest, St. Thomas’ Church
The Rev’d Eric Speece, Associate Rector, King of Kings Church, Charlotte, NC
The Rev’d Beth Sprinkle, Deacon, All Saints Church, Pawleys Island, SC
The Rev’d Ryan Street, Rector, Trinity Anglican Church, Newberry, SC
The Rev’d Canon Filmore Strunk, Rector, All Saints Church, Charlotte, NC
The Rev’d Rob Sturdy, Associate Pastor, St. Andrew’s Mt. Pleasant, SC
The Rev’d Clay Thompson, Rector, St. Jude’s Mission, Huntersille NC
The Rev’d Dr. Johann W. Vanderbijl, III, Non-Parochial Priest
The Rev’d Harold Vandeveer, Church Planter, St. Barnabas, Fort Mill, SC
The Rev’d Kyle Wallace, Rector, The Church of the Good Shepherd, Davidson, NC
The Rev’d Bill Weiss, Church Planter, Ashville, NC
The Rev’d Canon Aaron White, Canon Missioner, Cathedral Church of the Apostles, Columbia, SC
The Rev’d Dr. John W. Yates, III, Rector, Holy Trinity Church, Raleigh, NC
The Rev’d Joshua Yoder, Rector, Christ Church, Washington, NC