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The Most Rev. Walter H. Grundorf, D.D. serves as the Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Province of America and bishop of the Diocese of the Eastern U.S (DEUS) was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from Bob Jones University in South Carolina and did his Master’s and graduate school work in the mid 1960’s. He was awarded a Doctorate of Divinity Degree in 2005 by the Theological Commission of the Reformed Episcopal Church
He became a member of the traditional Anglican Church movement while in graduate school and was ordained as deacon and priest in 1966. He was elected Suffragan Bishop of the Diocese of the Eastern United States (Anglican) in1976. He served as rector of St. Michael’s Church in Knoxville, Tennessee from 1967-1976, became rector of St. Paul’s Church, Jackson, Mississippi where he served from 1976-1979. In 1979, he relocated to Orlando, Florida as a missionary bishop establishing the mission Church of St. Albans. St. Alban’s is now one of the largest churches in the Traditional Anglican continuum and serves as the Cathedral Church of the DEUS and the Anglican Province of America (APA).
The Very Reverend David W. Haines, Rector
Vestry Members – 2016
Senior Warden: Jack Barker
Junior Warden: Roger Cando
Secretary: Ison Cates
Treasurer: Jack Erdody
Richard Dupre - Acolyte Chair
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Bishop Grundorf was elected Diocesan Bishop of DEUS in 1995 and Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Province of America in 1998. The APA has three dioceses in the United States and a number of affiliated Churches around the world. Bishop Grundorf has worked with a number of bishops of other traditional churches especially the Reformed Episcopal Church with which it shares a formal intercommunion agreement. In 2011, the APA signed an official intercommunion with the Anglican Church in America (ACA) and is working to merge these two churches. Bishop Grundorf is a board member of the Federation of Anglican Churches in the Americas that Archbishop Gregory Venables of the Anglican Communion Province of the Southern Cone in South America (ret.) serves as Primatial Patron. Bishop Grundorf is married to Mary Bennett Grundorf, PhD., and has 4 grown sons, 7 grandchildren and a great granddaughter.
Presiding Bishop, Anglican Province of America. Bishop Ordinary, Diocese of the Eastern United States
Born in Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, at the age of three, his family immigrated to South Africa, where they lived just outside Johannesburg. Father David graduated from the Jeppe High School for Boys in 1975. He received several degrees in botany from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg - between 1979 and 1987. Upon completion of research for his Master’s degree, he traveled to the United States to attend Ohio State University, where he began work on his Ph.D. in botany.
During his stay in Columbus, he began attending a continuing Anglican Church, Christ Church, which was part of ARJA (Anglican Rite Jurisdiction of America), and became a lay reader in 1988. He was ordained Deacon by the Rt. Rev. G. Wayne Craig, on September 22, 1991. The following year, on August 29 he married Lucy Hunter Cates at Christ Church, Columbus, Ohio.
For the next eight years, while serving as Deacon at Holy Trinity Church in Lima, Ohio, he taught various classes in Biology at Ohio Northern University.
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Fr. David was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Walter H. Grundorf in 2003 at Christ Church, Columbus, and was appointed Vicar of Holy Nativity Church under license of Bishop Grundorf.
He was called to All Saints Parish in 2006, and was installed as Rector by the Rt. Rev. Peter Brewer (Suffragan of DEUS). Fr. David was recently appointed as the Vicar General for Global Partnerships for the APA. He and his wife, Lucy, have three children all of whom reside in Wilmington.