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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Term: 10/2017 through 10/2019
The Rev'd Fr. Charles Everson, Communications
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 priest-in-charge 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 email@example.com. Term: 10/2017 through 10/2019.
The Rev'd Mtr. Anjel scarborough, Advisor
Mtr. Scarborough was appointed as the Advisor to SCP in October 2018. Prior to becoming the Advisor, she served as our Communications Officer from 2016-2017. Mother Anjel Scarborough has been an SCP member since the inception of the Mid-Atlantic chapter. She has served several congregations in her 10 years as a priest and currently serves at priest in-charge at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Ellicott City Maryland. Mtr. Scarborough can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Term: 10/2018 through 10/2021.
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, Washington DC, and Ashland. Fr. Hutchinson may be reached at email@example.com. Term: 10/2017 through 10/2019.
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. Fr. Cobb may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. You can reach Fr. Cristobal at email@example.com. 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. Mtr. Rowell may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Fr. Wilson can be reached at email@example.com. Term: 10/2018 through 10/2021.