Clergy

The Apostolic Episcopal Church is governed by Metropolitan Synod under the Primate and Presiding Bishop. Metropolitan Synod is recognized by the Statutes of the State of New York, Chapter 597 Laws of 1932, Article 3A, sections 50 to 59c. The Primate and Presiding Bishop is constituted a corporation sole with perpetual succession under the laws of the State of Hawaii. Membership of Metropolitan Synod is indicated thus * in the clergy list below. Bishops in the Apostolic Episcopal Church may, according to the ancient Eastern practice of our origins, use the Orthodox designation of Mar. The length of service of each bishop in our communion is indicated by their year of consecration as given below.

No member of clergy receives a centrally-administered stipend from the Apostolic Episcopal Church. Each meets not only his own expenses but also those of the central church, so far as he may be able. However, there is no obligatory financial contribution whatsoever. It follows that our clergy are not only to be found in a conventional parish setting, but may also express their religious vocations through following a suitable profession, as has always been acceptable to Anglicans in the past; included in this number are several teachers (including four of our Primates) and professional counselors.

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Clergy list:

In the list below, membership of Metropolitan Synod is indicated thus: *

Primate and Presiding Bishop, and Ecclesiastical Administrator of Metropolitan Synod
The Most Revd. John Kersey (Mar Joannes Edmundus; Prince-Abbot Edmond III de San Luigi) OCR, OA, STD, DD, DChr*
consecrated bishop in 2006; Primate and Presiding Bishop 2015-
Titular Archbishop of Sardis; Catholicos of the West and British Patriarch

Co-adjutor to the Primate and Presiding Bishop, and Provincial Archbishop of the Province of St Mary the Virgin
The Most Revd. Edison Raúl Narváez Guerra (Mar Pantaleon), OCR, DD, JD*
consecrated bishop in 2010.
Titular Archbishop of Hebron; Patriarch of Malaga in the Catholicate of the West

United States of America:
Vicar for Ohio
The Very Revd. Michael Reed, OCR

Province of St Mary the Virgin
The Revd. P. Jerry Delgado, MD
Vicar Apostolic of St Mary Virgin of Guadalupe, Texas, USA

Latin America:
Province of St Mary the Virgin
The Rt. Revd. Tito José Salas Becerra
Suffragan Bishop of the Suffragan Diocese of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Venezuela

The Rt. Revd. Daniel Gonzalez Garcia (Mar Felipe)
Suffragan Bishop of the Suffragan Diocese of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico

The Revd. Esteban Francisco Valdéz
Vicar of the Mission of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Cuba

The Revd. Ángel César Lara Celis
Vicar of the Mission of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Ecuador

The Revd. Antonio Rodriguez Garcia
Vicar of Our Lady of Charity, Cuba

The Revd. Dennis Manuel Parra Fallas
Vicar of the Mission of Our Lady of Peace, Costa Rica

The Revd. José Manuel Pino Gonzalez
Vicar of the Mission of the Dormition of Our Lady, Venezuela

St Alban’s Church, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Revd. Deacon M.R. Salguero, MSacTh

Brazil
The Most Revd. David Caparelli (Representative)

Scandinavia:
Scandinavian Vicariate
The Very Revd. Benny Freilow, OCR*
Vicar-General

The Revd. Deacon Lars-Onni Wik
Protodeacon

assisted by other clergy and lay ministers

Spain:
Province of St Mary the Virgin
The Rt. Revd. Fredy Alexander Ramirez Martinez
Suffragan Bishop of the Suffragan Diocese of Christ the King and Our Lady of All Graces, Galicia

Lay Officers

Italy:
Honorary Canon
Canon Carlo Liviero Morini dei Morin

Latin America:
Province of St Mary the Virgin
Superior of the Congregation of Mary Immaculate, Colombia
Mario Alexander Lozano Amaguaña

St Alban’s Church, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lay Reader
Mr Edward Alexander Kesting

United Kingdom:
Secretary to Metropolitan Synod
Mr Kevin Richard, BA