Deaneries of the Diocese

From the Piedmont to the Mountains, our diocese covers a diverse group of landscapes and communities. The Diocese is divided into six geographical regions designated as a deanery. One clergy leader is elected as Dean of each deanery and meet monthly with the Bishop to discuss and address diocesan affairs and local concerns.

Learn more about our deaneries below:

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ASHEVILLE DEANERY

The Rev. David McNair

Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, Marshall, NC

priestholyspiritwnc@gmail.com

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FOOTHILLS DEANERY

The Rev. Tryggvi Arnason

St. Alban's Parish, Hickory, NC

tryggvi.stalbans@gmail.com

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HENDERSONVILLE DEANERY

The Rev. J. Clarkson

Calvary Episcopal Church, Fletcher

 jclarkson@calvaryfletcher.org 

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MOUNTAIN DEANERY

The Rev. Andrew Hege

St. Mary of the Hills, Blowing Rock, NC 

 rector@stmaryofthehills.org 

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PIEDMONT DEANERY

The Rev. Shawn Griffith

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Gastonia, NC

 slg@stmarksgastonia.org 

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WESTERN DEANERY

The Rev. Joslyn Schaefer

Grace Church in the Mountains, Waynesville, NC 

rector@gracewaynesville.com