Diocese of the Holy Trinity selects the Reverend Stephen Scarlett as its next bishop

May 11, 2013 by Jonathan Foggin

Father Stephen Scarlett, bishop-elect of the Diocese of the Holy Trinity

Yesterday, in an election presided over by Archbishop Mark Haverland, The Diocese of the Holy Trinity selected The Reverend Stephen Scarlett as its next diocesan bishop.  Father Scarlett's election, which occurred on the first ballot, will give the diocese its first bishop ordinary since the see was left vacant in the mid-1990s.

Fr. Scarlett began his ministry as a lay reader by founding St. Mark’s Church in Kentfield, CA in 1983. He was ordained as a Deacon in February of 1986 and moved to Birmingham, Alabama. He spent his brief time there traveling around the south, visiting and serving Anglican churches in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina and Florida.

He was called to St. Matthew’s, Newport Beach in 1986, where he continues to serve as rector.  Under his leadership, St. Matthew's has experienced remarkable growth and is a flagship parish within the ACC.  Fr. Scarlett is a strong advocate of evangelism and looks to bring new life to the ministry and outreach of the ACC in the western United States.

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