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Our Clergy

Harrison McLeod
Rector

Harrison McLeod was called to become the 20th rector of Christ Church in the summer of 2008. Harrison is a life-long Episcopalian, baptized at the Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham, AL and confirmed at Saint Luke's Church in Mountain Brook, AL. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama, received his M. Div. degree from Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, and recently received his doctorate degree from Virginia Theological Seminary. Harrison has been married to Jennifer Byers for over twenty years and they have two sons, Hal and Jack.

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Bob Chiles
Associate for Pastoral Care

Bob grew up in the upstate, received an undergraduate degree in philosophy at Furman University, and spent fifteen years as a woodworker before attending Seabury-Western Seminary. Bob has been married to his wife Chris for over 35 years and they have children in Korea, Texas, Columbia, and Hendersonville. He has been a priest for twenty years, serving churches in North Augusta, SC, Elkhart IN, and most recently in Columbia, SC. Bob’s favorite scripture is Romans 8:38-39. He enjoys photography, hiking & camping, and especially “O” scale electric trains.

864.271.8773, ext 139
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Jay Biedenharn
Priest Associate for Adult Faith Development

Originally from Vicksburg, Mississippi, Jay is a graduate of Millsaps College and the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. He and Louise Chandler Biedenharn, who have been married for nine years, have two daughters together: Dorothy and Lucia Biedenharn. Jay was called from Saint John's Episcopal Church in Memphis, Tennessee. Jay is excited to be at Christ Church where he sees a community of engaged Christians, lay and ordained, who are committed to living the good news while practicing the rich spiritual heritage of the Anglican tradition.

864.282.3113
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Kellie Wilson
Priest Associate for Youth Faith Development

Kellie has a passion for teaching biblical literacy and forming children and youth as Christian disciples who lead today’s church into the future. Prior to Christ Church, she served as the Canon for Christian Formation and Leadership Development in this diocese; as a Children, Family and Youth Minister at Holy Cross, Simpsonville; and as a Youth Minister at Church of the Redeemer, Greenville. Kellie received an AA degree from Brevard College, NC; a BS degree in Management from Clemson University; and an MDiv from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, SC. Kellie is married to Steve. They have a son, Andrew, and two dogs, Twilight and Bailey. Kellie’s enjoys watching Clemson football, reading, scrapbooking, skiing (water and snow), and spending time in the sun.

864.271.8773
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Jeffrey Meadowcroft
Assistant Priest for Pastoral Care

Jeffrey grew up in downtown Charleston, where his father was the rector of Grace Church, and his mother the curator of the Historic Charleston Foundation. He graduated from Sewanee Military Academy and the University of South Carolina before attending Virginia Theological Seminary and receiving his master's degree from The University of Michigan. He has served parishes in South Carolina, Michigan and New York, and was chaplain at Michigan State University. Jeffrey and his wife, Jennie, have lived in downtown Greenville since 2010 and enjoy traveling, remodeling their home and gardening. Jeffrey is excited to be at Christ Church and continue his path in ministry through serving our parish.

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Donald Hultstrand
Bishop-in-Residence

Don is the retired Bishop of Springfield, Illinois. Before that he served churches in Minnesota, Ohio, Colorado, Pennsylvania and Missouri. He was Executive Director of the Anglican Fellowship of Prayer and President of the Living Church. He graduated from Macalester College and Bexley Hall Seminary. Don holds Doctor of Divinity degrees from Nashotah House and Bexley Hall.

He is the author of several books including God Shall Wipe Away All Tears, Revelations of Effective Prayer, Life in the Spirit, Holy Living Today and The Praying Church.

864.271.8773, ext 173
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