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The Rev. Ronald Abrams

During his thirty years of ordained ministry, the Rev. Ron Abrams has served both large and small churches in rural, suburban and urban settings. He presently serves as Rector of St. James Parish in Wilmington, North Carolina. Ron has served on various national and diocesan committees and commissions. Ron is married to Kathleen and they have two adult sons.

The Very Rev. Dr. Douglas Hahn

I lead a progressive, inviting parish in the Diocese of Atlanta. As area Dean I interact with seven parishes, 12 priests, and a diocesan outreach ministry. I practice empowering lay ministry, caring for clergy, engaging youth with society, and building reconciling bridges. Kaye and I have three young adult children.

The Rt. Rev. Santosh Marray

In addition to episcopal duties, he is responsible for Mission and Congregational Development in the Diocese of East Carolina; a devoted advocate for the vitality of all congregations. As Bishop of Seychelles, faithfully and successfully pioneered diocesan transformation, including ordination of first woman priest. Presently serves on Archbishop of Canterbury Pastoral Visitors’ Team; member of the Anglican Covenant Design Group. Santosh is married to Nalini and they have 2 adult children and daughter-in-law.

The Rev. LaRae Rutenbar

Ordained a priest for thirty years LaRae has served as chaplain, parish priest and for the last seventeen years as a professional interim. Working in diverse parishes, in many different dioceses, has given her experience in area of parish dynamics, crises intervention and diocesan polity. LaRae is married to Mark and they have two adult children.

The Rev. Nigel Taber-Hamilton

Nigel has served congregations in 4 Episcopal dioceses since 1979. Nigel says of these 33 years: “I interpret my ministry through my baptismal promises. I have a collaborative style aimed at encouraging mutual empowerment. Worship is central in my life. Stewardship is the lens through which I understand Christian identity and practice.”