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Recent clergy transitions:
The Reverend Roy Tripp
at St. Mark's, Port Royal
The Vestry of St. Mark's, Port Royal, has called the Reverend Roy Tripp as the first full-time Rector of the parish. A native of Maine, Fr. Tripp has spent the past 20 years in parish ministry, most recently as Rector of St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in Duxbury, Massachusetts.
He graduated from Seattle Pacific University and received his MDiv at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in 1996. He has a background in marketing, sales and public relations. At age 15 he began a career as a radio announcer and has also worked in the airline and printing industries, as well as a marketing agency. His ministry has taken him and his family to serve parishes in Washington State, Delaware, and Massachusetts. He has served at both the diocesan and national church levels. He and his wife Liz Devoir have an adult son, Preston.
The Reverend Dr. Philip C. Linder
at St. Mark's, Charleston
The Rev. Dr. Philip C. Linder has been appointed as Priest-in-charge of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Charleston. Rev. Linder retired to Charleston with his wife Ellen, after 30 years in full-time parish ministry, to be close to family and grandchildren. He has served at Grace Church, Long Island; St. Martin in the Fields, Atlanta; Holy Trinity, Atlanta; Trinity Cathedral, Columbia; and, St. John's, Versailles, KY. "Although, I did not anticipate another call to parish ministry, I am both honored and very excited to have been called to St. Mark's; an historic Black Episcopal church in downtown Charleston, with a proud history, acceptance of diversity, and a strong desire to grow in mission and ministry in the Name of Jesus Christ! I am so grateful to the Vestry and +Bishop Skip Adams!"
The Reverend Tom Wilson
at Bishop Gadsden
The Reverend Thomas L. Wilson has been named Chaplain of Bishop Gadsden, the Episcopal retirement community on James Island near Charleston, effective in mid-January. He succeeds the Reverend Frank Russ, who retired earlier this year.
Fr. Wilson has been rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Derby, Kansas, since 2008. He received his BA from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, and his JD from the University of Kansas’ School of Law, and was a practicing attorney before responding to a call to the priesthood. He attended the Kansas School for Ministry in Topeka, KS, and Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Va. and was ordained in the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas in 1994. He and his wife Ruth have been married for 35 years; she is a family practice physician and they have two adult daughters.
The Reverend Matthew McCormick to Messiah, St. Paul
Messiah Episcopal Church in St. Paul, Minnesota has announced it has called the Reverend Matthew McCormick to be its Rector. Ordained in 2008, Fr. McCormick is a graduate of Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania; he has received a Masters of Theology degree from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, and is currently working on a doctorate. Earlier this month, Bishop Adams welcomed Fr. McCormick as a priest in good standing in The Episcopal Church through a reconciliation process designed for clergy who left following the 2012 split in eastern South Carolina. Fr. McCormick will begin at Messiah in December along with his wife Lisa and their young son.
The Right Reverend
Gladstone B. “Skip” Adams III
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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.
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