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Recent clergy transitions:
The Reverend Adam Shoemaker
to St. Stephen's, Charleston
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Charleston has called the Reverend Adam Shoemaker to be Rector, effective August 1. The parish made the announcement on July 2.
Fr. Shoemaker has served as rector of Holy Comforter in Burlington, N.C. since 2011. Before that he served as assistant rector at Christ Church in Andover, Mass. A native New Yorker, he received his bachelor's degree from Boston University in 2001, his M.Div from Harvard Divinity School in 2005, and his Diploma in Anglican Studies from General Theological Seminary in 2007. He served as a missionary in Brazil from 2005-2006. He is currently studying at Duke Divinity School to earn a Doctorate in Ministry.
He is married to the Reverend Courtney Davis Shoemaker (also an Episcopal priest); they have three children ages 4, 2, and 2 months.
The Reverend William H. Coyne
to The East Cooper Episcopal Church
Bishop Skip Adams has named the Rev. William H. Coyne as Priest-in-Charge of The East Cooper Episcopal Church, effective August 1. East Cooper's Mission Council made the announcement on July 2.
Fr. Coyne has served for the past two years as Interim rector of St. Stephen's, Charleston. He received a B.A. degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College, and his Master of Divinity from General Theological Seminary in 1978. He and his wife Janet have three grown children and two grandchildren. Fr. Coyne retired from the Diocese of Western Massachusetts, having served as Archdeacon of the Diocese 1998 to 2013.
The Reverend Jason Roberson
at Holy Cross Faith Memorial, Pawley's Island.
Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church in Pawleys Island has called The Rev. Jason Roberson to serve as Curate effective June 1. Jason, who graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary in May, was the first-ever recipient of the new SIM/Mercer Challenge Scholarship from the Society for the Increase of the Ministry and the Mercer Fund of the diocese of Long Island.
According to HCFM Rector, the Rev. Wil Keith, Jason will focus on pastoral care. The parish has announced that Jason will begin as Curate and become Assistant Rector as he moves from the transitional diaconate into the priesthood.
The Reverend Charles Christopher Thompson
at Church of the Holy Communion, Charleston
The Vestry of Church of the Holy Communion, Charleston has called the Reverend Charles Christopher Thompson as Interim Rector on July 1, 2017. He will follow Father Dow Sanderson, who will retire as of June 30, 2017. Father Sanderson has faithfully served this parish for 17 years.Father Chris comes to this area from West Virginia where he been serving as Interim Rector St Thomas Episcopal Church, White Sulpur Springs and St James Episcopal Church, Lewisburg. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1980. Since his ordination, he has served as Rector of Episcopal Churches in West Virginia, Ohio and Virginia.
Father Chris and his wife, Mary Jo, have three adult children. Jay and his family live in Portsmouth, Ohio. Elizabeth and her family live in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Lucy and her family live on John's Island. They are all married and have provided them with eight grandchildren.
The Rev. Dow Sanderson to Good Shepherd, Summerville
Bishop Adams has named The Rev. M. Dow Sanderson as priest-in-charge at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Summerville effective July 1. He will succeed the Reverend Alastair Votaw, who has served as Good Shepherd's priest-in-charge since October 2013. Fr. Sanderson has served most of his 31 years of ordained ministry in South Carolina, having been rector of Church of the Holy Communion since 2001. He will retire on June 18, but is eagerly looking forward to continued ministry in the Episcopal Church in South Carolina. Dow currently serves as President of the Standing Committee and is a Trustee of Nashotah House Theological Seminary. He and his wife Fiona have two sons Noah (and wife Sarah) and Nick.
The Rev. Jon Coffey to The Episcopal Church in Okatie
Bishop Adams has appointed the Reverend Jon Coffey as priest-in-charge at The Episcopal Church in Okatie. Fr. Coffey recently completed a year of service as interim at St. Mark's, Port Royal. He and his wife Julie moved to Beaufort in 2015 after his retirement from St. Mark's Episcopal Church and Day School in Jacksonville, Florida. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee and raised in Miami, Florida, he is a graduate of Goddard College and Seabury-Western Theological Seminary.
The Right Reverend
Gladstone B. “Skip” Adams III
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