The Diocese of the Southeast

A Diocese of the Reformed Episcopal Church and ACNA

Diocesan Leadership

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.


Canon Moock was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he attended the Public Schools and graduated from the Central High School for boys (at the time).  He continued his education in Philadelphia by earning the Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania, and the Master of Divinity degree from the Reformed Episcopal Seminary.  Later he received the honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Cummins Theological Seminary, Summerville, SC.

He was baptized and confirmed in the Reformed Episcopal Church and ordained Presbyter in 1967.  He served two parishes in Pennsylvania before coming to South Carolina in 1968.  After coming to Summerville, he met and married his wife, Kathy, a Registered Nurse with her MSN degree, and they have three children, and two grandchildren.

Canon Moock has served in many positions in the Diocese of the Southeast, REC.  Most recently he was appointed the Canon to the Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese and the Academic Dean of Cummins Seminary, where he also teaches Church History.  He has also served on many Boards and Committees of the General Council of the Church.

In addition to diocesan duties, over the years, Canon Moock has served as interim Rector/Vicar of nine parishes in the Diocese.  He is presently helping with the mission of the Church of the Atonement, Mt. Pleasant.