The Venerable Nicholas Chandler Athanaelos, SSC, Rector
Father Nick was instituted as the third rector of Saint Stephen’s in April, 2011, having previously served as rector of Saint Bartholomew’s, New Bern, North Carolina and Saint Andrew & St. Margaret of Scotland in Alexandria, Virginia. Father serves as the Archdeacon for the Diocese of the South and the Chairman of the Commission for Ministry. He holds an MA degree in Theology from Loyola University and an S.T.L. Degree in Theology of the Family with a counseling concentration.
A native of Augusta, Georgia, Father worked as a Detective for the Augusta Police Department and later for the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice as a Specialist in Internal Affairs, before returning to his first calling as a postulant for ministry in the Anglican Catholic Church.
Father is a member of the Society of the Holy Cross (SSC) where he serves as the Provincial Secretary.
In his spare time, Father Nick enjoys most outdoor activities, traveling, and involvement in several animal welfare leagues and other charitable causes.
The Most Rev. Mark David Haverland, Ph.D.
Archbishop Haverland is the Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Anglican Catholic Church and the Bishop Ordinary for the Diocese of the South, which has its offices at St. Stephen's Pro-Cathedral. In addition to an intense travel schedule which takes him throughout the US and around the world, the Archbishop teaches a mid-week Bible study and assists with daily Masses at St. Stephen's as his schedule allows.
Archbishop Haverland holds an MA from Duquesne University and a Ph.D from Duke University. He is also the founding rector of St. Stephen's, having served as rector in the parish for more than 20 years before becoming Bishop.