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 Canon Patrick Fodor
Rev. Canon Patrick Fodor is a native of Buffalo, New York. He earned a B. A. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo in Sociology, with concentrations in Psychology and in Religious Studies. He earned an M. Div. from Brock University: Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. His doctorate is from Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. He also earned a M.A. in Eastern Orthodox theology from the University of Balamand’s St. John of Damascus School of Theology (Tripoli, Lebanon), and, after a course of study directed by Bishop Strawn, was awarded a certificate in Anglican Studies at Logos House of Theological Studies in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. He served as a pastor in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod for 11 1/2 years. He is now a priest at St. John’s Anglican Cathedral in Quincy, IL, and Canon to the Ordinary. He is also Bishop-elect of the Diocese of the Missouri Valley.
Canon Fodor has taught at John Wood Community College and Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri, as well as teaching online classes for the University of Phoenix’s Axia College. He served briefly, some time ago, as Chairman of Exegetical Theology at St. Bede’s after helping redesign the curriculum in preparation for the new online format and for international accreditation. He has taught at John Wood since 2005, teaching English and Literature for a time, but also (now exclusively) Religion, and Philosophy classes (Logic/Critical Thinking, Major World Religions, Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Bible and Old and New Testament classes). He is now a full tenured Professor of Religion and Philosophy at John Wood. He is married, with three grown children, all of whom were homeschooled through High School.
The Reverend Canon Peter Geromel
Canon Dr. Peter Geromel, OHI Th.M., DMin, 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. He received his DMin from Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 2022, focusing on catechesis (Christian education) in the midst of Sickness, Death and Dying. He was made a Canon by Bishop Lerow following this accomplishment. 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 Dr. 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.
The Reverend Dr. Charles Warner
Father Charles Warner, B.A., M.T.S, D. Min. is Priest-in-Charge of Morley Road Ministries & Mission of the Holy Cross Anglican Catholic Church in Sydney Forks, Nova Scotia. He was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia and raised as a Roman Catholic in the Whitney Pier area of the city. Fr. Warner attended Sydney Academy High School followed by two years of undergraduate study at the College of Cape Breton, before transferring to Acadia University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a concentration in Political Science.
Prior to his post-graduate study, Fr. Warner earned a Diploma in Journalism, a Certificate in Small Business Development and two Certificates in Clinical Pastoral Education. From 1992 until 2003 he was active in both Roman Catholic and Anglican Lay Ministry. He then joined the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada in 2003 and was ordained to the Deaconate in 2006, and the Priesthood in 2007.
Fr. Warner’s main Academic Interest is Ecclesiastical History. He earned his Master of Theological Studies Degree from St. Stephen’s Theological College/University of Alberta with concentrations in Ecclesiastical History and Pastoral Care in 2005. His Master’s thesis is entitled“The Oxford Movement: Anglo-Catholicism and the Birth of Anglican Catholic Identity.”He earned his of Doctor of Ministry degree from Acadia Divinity College/Acadia University with concentrations in Ecclesiastical History and Spiritual Direction in 2010. His Doctoral thesis is entitled “Recognizing Anglican Catholic Identity: An Historical Review of the Anglican Catholic Movement, the Affirmation of St. Louis and the Traditional Anglican Communion.”
Father Warner is married to his wife Cathy and they have three adult children, Andrew, Michael and Lindsay.