Commission on Convocations
The Diocese of Upper South Carolina is divided into five geographical areas called convocations. Each convocation is made up of specific congregations, and each has a dean (clergy person) and a lay warden. The convocation deans are appointed by the bishop, and lay wardens are elected by each convocation.
The Catawba Convocation consists of the eight Episcopal churches in the counties of York, Chester, and Lancaster and the Episcopal Church Home at York Place.
Dean: The Rev. Jane Wilson; Our Saviour, Rock Hill
Lay Warden: Mr. David Dudley; St. Paul’s, Fort Mill
The Gravatt Convocation consists of the 14 Episcopal churches, Mead Hall School and the Bishop Gravatt Center. The Gravatt convocation spans Abbeville, Aiken, Edgefield, Greenwood, McCormick, and Saluda counties.
Dean: The Rev. Christine Gregory; Church of the Ridge, Trenton
Lay Warden: Currently Vacant
The Midlands Convocation consists of 21 Episcopal churches, Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, The Still Hopes Retirement Community and the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Still Hopes. The Midlands convocation includes Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, and Richland counties.
Dean: The Rev. Scott Fleischer; St. John's, Columbia
Lay Warden: Mrs. Whitney Evans; St. Timothy's, Columbia
The Piedmont Convocation consists of the eight Episcopal churches in Cherokee, Spartanburg, and Union counties. Please refer to the above links for the latest updates from this convocation.
Dean: The Rev. Jenny Gettys; Church of the Incarnation, Gaffney
Lay Warden: Mr. Danny Shelton; St. Matthew’s, Spartanburg
The Foothills Convocation is made up of the 13 Episcopal churches in Anderson, Greenville, Laurens, Oconee and Pickens counties and Christ Church Episcopal School in Greenville.
Dean: The Rev. Mike Flanagan; Holy Cross, Simpsonville
Lay Warden: Mr. Frank Boineau; St. Peter’s, Greenville