The Very Rev. Nicholas C. Athanaelos, SSC Rector and Dean

Fr. Nick assumed the leadership of St. Stephen’s on January 2, 2011, having previously served as rector of St. Bartholomew’s, New Bern, North Carolina, and St. Andrew & St. Margaret of Scotland Church in Alexandria, Virginia. In addition to his parish duties, Father serves as the Secretary for the Diocese of the South and Chairman of the Commission on Ministry.

Father Nick holds an MA in Theology from Loyola University as well as an S.T.L. in Family & Pastoral Counseling, and undertook additional study at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, Emmitsburg, and The Catholic University of America, Washington.

In his spare time, Father enjoys gardening and all things historical, especially southern history. He lives in Athens with his two Terriers, “Popsicle” and “Matilda.”

Father Nick is a member of The Society of the Holy Cross, a world-wide fraternity of Anglo-Catholic priests founded in London in 1855.




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.