The Right Reverend Craig Botterill, Q.C.
The Rt. Rev. Craig Botterill, Q.C. is Bishop Ordinary of Canada East, a diocese of the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada (Traditional Anglican Church). He holds a Commission as an Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, has served as a member of the R.C.M.P., and spent thirty years as a Prosecutor with the Crown Attorney’s Office. He has been admitted to the Bars of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Nova Scotia and holds appointment as Queen’s Counsel. He read law and theology, including B.A. (Campion), LL.B., (Dalhousie), L.Th. (AST), Dip. Min. (AST), M.Div. (Trinity), and D.D. Honorary (St. Bede’s). A cradle Anglican, he was ordained deacon and priest by Bishop Robert Mercer, C.R. (ACCC) in 1998 and 1999. He has served as curate of St. Joseph’s, Halifax, N.S., rector of St. Francis of Assisi, Estes Park, Co., St. Clare, Boulder, Co., and then returned to Nova Scotia to become founding rector of St. Aidan’s Halifax and St. George, Moser River. He was consecrated bishop in 2007 by Archbishop John Hepworth, assisted by Bishops Robert Mercer, C.R., Peter Wilkinson, George Langberg, and David Moyer.
The Right Reverend Brian Marsh
Bishop Brian Marsh has served the Anglican Church for over thirty years. He has been a parish priest, Bishop Ordinary and, for three terms, Presiding Bishop of The Anglican Church in America. Bishop Marsh has taught at the secondary and college level, specializing in public speaking, homiletics, English literature, Shakespeare as literature and performance, and Ascetical theology. A published playwright, he has written over a hundred plays, many of which have had religious themes. Plays based on the lives of Julian of Norwich, Teresa of Avila and St John of the Cross have been produced as chancel drama. Bishop Marsh holds earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in Speech and Communication. He holds a Master of Divinity Degree from The General Theological Seminary.
The Reverend Peter Geromel
Fr Peter Geromel, OHI Th.M., is Rector at St. Peter the Apostle Anglican Catholic Church in Christiansburg, VA, and grew up in Flint, Michigan, the son of an Anglican priest. Homeschooled through high school, he studied History at Virginia Military Institute, completing his “Rat” year, before transferring to Hillsdale College to study Philosophy. He completed his senior thesis entitled “A Philosophical Background to the Monophysite Position in Christology”. Matriculating to Reformed Episcopal Seminary, he earned a Master of Divinity cum laude, followed by a Master of Theology from Cranmer Theological House by completing a thesis “Duty as a Theological Concept in Anglicanism, and especially in the Book of Common Prayer”. He also holds a Master of Humanities from the University of Dallas and has taken several graduate courses at Villanova University. Presently, he has completed all but his project towards a Doctor of Ministry at Reformed Presbyterian Seminary in Pittsburgh (the 4th oldest seminary in the U.S.) focusing on catechesis (Christian education) in the midst of Sickness, Death and Dying. His academic teaching includes six years instructing Philosophy at Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, some online teaching assistance for Reformed Episcopal Seminary, and presently at Radford University.
The Reverend Thierry Hakpon
Fr. Thierry Hakpon was born in the Republic of Benin, West Africa and baptized in the Roman Catholic Church. He grew up in Togo where he attended middle and high schools and enrolled in Law school (in Benin) where he later earned his master’s degree and doctorate (Political Science). Father Thierry worked for many years at the law office of Emile Delvin in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. In 1988 after many thoughts and prayers, he entered the Dominican Order (Order of Preachers). He was ordained a priest in 1998, after completing a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and a master’s in divinity with a specialization in Canon Law. He also holds a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Phoenix (Arizona) and a Doctorate in Psychotherapy and Spiritual Counseling from the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy. Father Thierry has pastoral experience in many areas including parish ministry, campus ministry, and hospital chaplaincy. He also taught Canon Law, Public Law, and Philosophy at the University of Dakar and St. Augustine’s College. Father Thierry has ministered to different Christian congregations in Benin, Togo, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Gabon, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Senegal, and France. As a Roman Catholic priest, Father Thierry came to the United States and served at Nativity Catholic Church in Washington, DC. There, he founded the first French-speaking congregation in the Diocese of Washington in 2000. Father Thierry speaks English, French, and seven African languages. In 2005, Father Thierry left the Roman Catholic Church and later joined the Anglican Catholic Church and became priest-in-charge of St Andrew and St Margaret Church in Alexandria, VA in 2010. In 2012, he was assigned to the church of St Athanasius, Glen Allen, VA where he served as a priest-in-charge until 2017. In 2018, Father Thierry was called by Bishop Lerow and the laity to serve as the Rector of St Alban’s Anglican Catholic Church. Father Thierry is also a professional chaplain and currently works as a hospice chaplain in the Richmond (Virginia) area.