The Diocese of the Southeast

A Diocese of the Reformed Episcopal Church and ACNA

Diocesan Ministries

The Right Reverend Alphonza Gadsden, Sr., B.S., M.A., D.D., was elected the 7th Bishop in September 2007 and consecrated Ordinary of the Diocese of the Southeast of the Reformed Episcopal Church (REC), a founding member of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) and special jurisdiction, on November 17, 2007.  He is also Professor of Systematic Theology at Cummins Theological Seminary, Summerville, South Carolina.

To read Bishop Gadsden's full biography, please see here.


Bishop William J. White was born in St. Stephen, SC in 1947.  In 1970, he married the former Vivian Jenkins and they have two living children and one deceased.  Bishop White was educated in the public schools of Berkeley County, SC. He recieved his Master of Divinity from Cummins Theological Seminary, Summerville, SC. He has served the following churches in the Diocese of the Southeast of the Reformed Episcopal Church:  Christ RE Church, St. James RE Church, St. Thomas RE Church, and New Bethel RE Church. In 2009, Bishop white was elected as assistant bishop and in 2015, he was elected as bishop coadjudtor.


The Reformed Episcopal Church's Women of the Church ministry was founded in May 1948 by the General Council of the Reformed Episcopal Church during Bishop Joseph Kearney’s tenure. It's purpose is to unify, coordinate, and stimulate the work of the women in the Reformed Episcopal Church as well as encourage the women’s societies to organize under one unit to be known as the Women of the Church.

The women of the Diocese of the Southeast and blessed to be part of this ministry. We invite all women in the Diocese to get involved and connect with their sisters in Christ through prayer, Bible Study, and fellowship.

Point of Contact: Mrs. Hester Gadsden