Clergy and Staff of the Diocese
The Right Reverend Gladstone B. “Skip” Adams III
The Right Reverend Gladstone B. “Skip” Adams III was elected by acclamation and invested as the Provisional Bishop of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina on September 10, 2016 at Grace Church Cathedral in Charleston. Visit the Bishop's page here.
The Venerable Calhoun Walpole
Callie was appointed by the bishop in 2013 to serve as the Archdeacon of the diocese on a half-time basis. Callie's responsibilities as Archdeacon include service as Convention Secretary and resource person for other programs in The Episcopal Church in South Carolina. She is also Vicar and Sub-Dean of Grace Church Cathedral. Read more about Callie here.
Executive Assistant to the Bishop and
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Appointed to serve
Chaplain to the Retired Clergy
The Reverend Alastair Votaw was appointed by the Bishop in April 2013 as Chaplain to the Retired Clergy in The Episcopal Church in South Carolina. The chaplaincy works to provide inclusion, enrichment and pastoral support for retired clergy, their spouses and partners, and survivors.
Ecumenical and Interfaith Officer and Liturgical Officer
The Very Reverend J. Michael A. Wright, Rector and Dean of Grace Church Cathedral, is Diocesan Ecumenical and Interfaith Officer for The Episcopal Church in South Carolina. He is also Liturgical Officer and chairs the Diocesan Liturgical Commission.
As Ecumenical and Interfaith Officer, Dean Wright followed the Reverend Dow Sanderson, Rector of the Church of the Holy Communion in Charleston, in the important work of building and sustaining relationships with other faith communities.
Diocesan Disaster Coordinator
The Reverend Fred Thompson serves as Diocesan Disaster Coordinator for The Episcopal Church in South Carolina. Fred, a deacon, is responsible for coordinating disaster planning and response at the diocesan level, as well as working with congregations to develop their own disaster plans. Fred also will serve as liaison in times of emergency with relief agencies and with groups such as the Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy and Episcopal Relief and Development.