The Most Reverend Melissa M. Skelton, Episcopal Visitor

The Most Reverend Melissa M. Skelton, 9th Bishop of the Diocese of New Westminster and 12th Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of BC and Yukon, is the Episcopal Visitor of the Society of Catholic Priests. You can read her biography here.



The Rev'd Fr. Charles Everson, Convener

Father Everson was elected as the Provincial Convener at the Tucson Conference in October 2019.  Prior to becoming the Convener, he served as Communications Officer.  Fr. Charles is Priest-in-Charge of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Kansas City, Missouri.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Ouachita Baptist University, a Masters of Business Administration from Baker University, and a Certificate of Presbyteral Studies from the Bishop Kemper School for Ministry.  Term:  10/2019 through 10/2021


The Rev'd Fr. Ryan Whitley, Advisor

Father Whitley was appointed to the Council at the Tucson Conference in October 2019.  He has been active in the SCP for a number of years, and previously served as Treasurer.  He serves as rector of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in St. Petersburg, Florida. Fr. Whitley has an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and went to seminary at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary. He is a dedicated baseball fan and enjoys reading fiction.  Term:  10/2019 through 10/2021


The Rev'd Dr. Chris Corbin, Communications

Fr. Corbin was elected to provincial council in October 2019.  He serves as Missioner for Leadership Development for the Episcopal Diocese of South Dakota. Fr. Corbin completed his undergraduate studies at Florida Southern College, his Masters of Divinity at Yale Divinity School, and his Doctor of Philosophy in Theological Studies at Vanderbilt University.  Term:  10/2019 through 10/2021




The Rev’d Paul Adler, Treasurer

Father Paul Adler was elected at the Tucscon Conference in 2019. He serves as rector of the Church of St. Alban in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Father Adler is a graduate of St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN and of Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, NJ. He also holds a Certificate in Anglican Studies from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. Term:  10/2019 through 10/2021


The Rev'd Fr. David Cobb, Chaplain

David Cobb is the associate for contextual education and advanced degrees. As an Episcopal priest, Cobb served in parishes for over 30 years, in Alabama, Chicago, Baltimore, and New Haven. He worked as a field education supervisor for seminarians from Seabury-Western, Virginia Theological Seminary, General Theological Seminary, and Berkeley at Yale. In Baltimore, while rector of Old St Paul’s, he served as dean of examining chaplains and on the Commission on Ministry. At Christ Church, New Haven, he established an Episcopal Service Corps program and was a regular preacher and celebrant at Berkeley. He served as founding provincial convener of the Society of Catholic Priests and in multiple positions with the Society for the Increase of the Ministry. At the request of the Order of the Holy Cross, he revised the classic devotional guide, St. Augustine’s Prayer Book, published by Forward Movement. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Alabama and his M.Div. is from Seabury-Western. He received his D.Min. from the School of Theology in 2017; his thesis explored the formation of monastic orders in the Episcopal Church during the 19th century and the formation of the Episcopal Service Corps in late 20th and early 21 Century. Term:  10/2018 through 10/2021


The Rev’d Robert Cristobal, Evangelism

A Founding Member of the Chicago Chapter of the Society of Catholic Priests, Fr. Robert Cristobal has been a member of the Society since 2011. Ordained in 2006, Fr. Cristobal has served in both rural and urban congregations. He is the vicar of St. George and St. Matthias Church, an historic Black Congregation in the Diocese of Chicago. Robert also serves as the Dean of the Chicago South Deanery. In Chapter life, Robert has previously served as chapter Secretary, later serving in a leadership capacity as Vice Convener. In preparation for the 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago, he assisted Fr. Ethan Jewett in devising the theme for Annual Conference. As a priest of color, Robert hopes to further assist the Society in its Catholic Evangelism to more intentionally welcome and affirm seminarians, clergy and religious, especially those who are women or persons of color in the Church. Term:  10/2018 through 10/2021


The Rev'd Mtr. Melanie Rowell, Secretary

Melanie Rowell graduated from Sewanee School of Theology and was ordained to the priesthood this year. She is currently the chaplain at Holy Innocents' Lower School in Atlanta, Georgia and is also serving as Assisting Priest at St. Columba's in Suwanee, Georgia. Before seminary, she was a college professor, teaching voice and music as well as directing the yearly school musicals. She also performed professionally for many years as a soprano soloist. Melanie has been married for 21 years to her husband, Scott, and has two children, Grace (16) and Alyssa (14), as well as a very friendly dog, Sadie. In her spare time she enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with family. Term:  10/2018 through 10/2021

The Rev’d Alex Wilson, Membership

Fr. Alex is currently vicar of the growing and diverse parish of St. Anselm's Vancouver, on the edges of the University of British Columbia campus, in the Diocese of New Westminster Canada. Deaconed in 2015, and priested in 2016, Fr. Alex trained at Trinity College Toronto where he finished an honours thesis looking at the scope of Anglican identity as a community builder. Holding a BA in social science, he enjoys congregational development, liturgical formation, and christian education, grounded deeply in the sacraments of the church. He is an avid baker, lover of music, artistic, and traveler. Term:  10/2018 through 10/2021