The Diocese of the Southeast of the Reformed Episcopal Church in the Anglican Church in North America met in a special synod at Nazareth Reformed Episcopal Church in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, on Saturday, February 26, and elected the Rev. Willie J. Hill, Jr., Bishop Coadjutor of the Diocese.
Mr. Hill, who was raised in the Reformed Episcopal Church, currently serves as Rector of St. John’s Reformed Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. He has served parishes in South Carolina and Pennsylvania and has also been active on the national church level. A 1981 graduate of Cummins Memorial Theological Seminary in Summerville, South Carolina, he also studied at Reformed Episcopal Seminary. Mr. Hill was ordained a deacon in 1982 and a presbyter in 1984.
A bishop coadjutor is an assistant bishop who has right of succession as the diocesan in the diocese in which they serve. Pending approval from a majority of the bishops and standing committees of the Reformed Episcopal Church and the College of Bishop of the Anglican Church in North America, of which the Reformed Episcopal Church is a sub-jurisdiction, Mr. Hill is expected to be consecrated later this year.
The Rev. Charles A. Collins, Jr., currently serves as Rector of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, a Reformed Episcopal parish in the Anglican Church in North America, in Savannah, Georgia. He is a graduate of Erskine Theological Seminary in Blue Bell, PA, where he is currently pursuing doctoral studies.