The Rev'd Fr. Tripp Norris, Convener

Father Norris was elected as the national convener at the Chicago Conference in October 2017.  Prior to becoming the Convener, he served as a conference host (2017) and also as SCP Advisor.  Currently, he is the rector of St. Columba's Church in the Diocese of Atlanta.  He has an undergraduate degree from Davidson College and a Master of Divinity from The General Theological Seminary.  Fr. Norris can be reached at  Term:  10/2017 through 10/2019


The Rev'd Fr. Charles Everson, Communications Officer

Father Everson was elected to the Council at the Chicago Conference in October 2017 to coordinate communications for the Society.  He has been active in the SCP for a number of years, even prior to his ordination.  He was a panelist on the topic of seminary formation during the Atlanta conference in 2017.  He has an undergraduate degree in Biblical Studies from Ouachita Baptist University, a Master of Business Administration from Baker University, and a Certificate of Presbyteral Studies from the Bishop Kemper School for Ministry.  Ordained to the priesthood in January 2017, Father Everson serves as Assistant to the Rector at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Kansas City.  He also serves as vice president at a regional community bank.  Fr. Everson can be reached at  Term:  10/2017 through 10/2019.


The Rev'd Fr. Paul Lillie, Advisor

Father Lillie was appointed as the Advisor to SCP in October 2017.  Prior to becoming the Advisor, he served as our national Convener from 2015-2017.  He is the rector of St. Mark's Church in the Diocese of Hawaii.  He has an undergraduate degree from Millikin University, a Master of Divinity from Bexley Seminary, and a Master of Theological Studies from Trinity Lutheran Seminary.  Fr. Lillie can be reached at  Term:  10/2017 through 10/2019



The Rev'd Mtr. Annette Chappell, Chaplain


Mother Chappell is a charter member of SCP North America and served for two years as convener of the Middle Atlantic Chapter of SCP.  She has retired as rector of the Church of the Redemption, Locust Point (Baltimore), and does supply and interim work in the Diocese of Maryland.  She is currently Interim Rector at Holy Trinity, Churchville, MD .  Mtr. Chappell serves on three diocesan committees: Church Small Movement, Convention Planning, and Compensation and Benefits.  Before entering holy orders, Mtr. Chappell was Professor of English and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Towson University. Mtr. Chappell may be reached at


The Rev'd Fr. Michael Hiller, Secretary

A native Angelino, Father Hiller spent his childhood living in the west where his Lutheran Pastor father served congregations in California, Colorado, and New Mexico, and taught at St. John’s College in Kansas. Following in the family tradition of priestly service, Fr. Hiller studied at St. Paul’s College, Concordia, Missouri; Concordia Sr. College, Ft. Wayne, Indiana; and at Concordia Seminary. St. Louis, Missouri. Ordained in 1971, he then served at The Lutheran Church of the Way in Taunton, Massachusetts, The Lutheran Church of Saint Ambrose in Pennsville, New Jersey, and then at Saint Francis Lutheran Church in San Francisco. After serving at Trinity Episcopal Church in San Francisco, he was received as a priest of the Diocese of California in 2008. Fr. Hiller just completed a term as Interim Rector at Saint Mark’s Church in Berkeley. Fr. Hiller lives with his husband, Arthur M. Morris III in San Francisco. His daughter Anna Hiller is assistant professor of Spanish at Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho. Fr. Hiller may be reached at


The Rev’d Dr. Anthony Hutchinson, Treasurer

Father Tony Hutchinson is Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Ashland, Oregon, home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He received his Ph.D. in Biblical Studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He served 25 years as a U.S. diplomat specializing in Public Diplomacy in China, retiring as a Counselor (equivalent to a one-star) in the Senior Foreign Service.   He was ordained in the Hong Kong Anglican Church and served as chaplain at St. John’s Cathedral, lecturer in Biblical languages and literature at Minghua Theological Seminary, and then as Assisting Pastor and Minister of Music at the Congregation of the Good Shepherd in Beijing, China. He and his wife Elena live in Ashland; their four grown children live in Seattle and Washington DC. Fr. Hutchinson may be reached at