Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina

About Bishop Waldo

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The Right Reverend W. Andrew Waldo is the Eighth Bishop of the Diocese of Upper South Carolina. He was elected in 2009. During his term as bishop, Bishop Waldo has implemented a strategic visioning process, which assists parishes in reflecting on the ways in which they can make, equip and send mature disciples of Christ.

Bishop Waldo is a member of the Study of Marriage Task Force in The Episcopal Church. He is also known for his support of and the continuation of the work of the Diocese of Upper South Carolina’s attempts to create sustainable streams of quality education, health care and clean water in Cange, Haiti and its surrounding villages.

Bishop Waldo was professional musician performing early classical music in Boston before being ordained a priest in (1989). He still performs professionally with his family. His wife, Mary Halverson Waldo, is a Suzuki Recorder Method Teacher Trainer. The Suzuki Method has flavored Bishop Waldo’s approach to Christian formation, exhibited by a rite he developed on adolescent formation in the Confirmation process. He is developing programs that encourage and empower children and young adults by creating bridges from the diocese’s strong youth leadership program. Out of his passion for study, theological thinking and Biblical literacy, he implemented The Bible Challenge in his diocese in 2012.

Above all, Bishop Waldo has paved a way forward in the diocese with his work on reconciliation around difficult issues in the church, both in the diocese and the state. His self-proclaimed “radical centrist” position on issues of controversy and his encouragement of dialogue among all of his communicants have helped breach gaps over issues such as same sex blessings and helped form a diocese that values our unity in Christ.


  • Bishop Waldo Calls to Order
  • Bishop Greg Rickel on Stewardship
  • Leadership Day
  • Dean Timothy Jones of Trinity Cathedral
  • The Rev. Dr. James Farwell
  • Ms. Terri Mathes
  • Closing Plenary Before Evensong
  • Bill Hunter of the Advent Shoppe
  • Christ Church Before Evensong
  • Gravatt Booth
  • Thompson Booth
  • Canterbury Booth
  • Sewanee Booth
  • Business Day
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