The Rt. Rev. Audrey Cady Scanlan
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The Rt. Rev. Dr. Audrey Scanlan is the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania. She was elected to this position on March 14, 2015, and ordained and consecrated as the eleventh bishop of the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania on Sept. 12, 2015, in Harrisburg.
Audrey comes to Pennsylvania from Connecticut, where she served on the diocesan staff as the Canon for Mission Collaboration and Congregational Life. Before that, Audrey was the Rector of two yoked congregations in central Connecticut and has also served two other local congregations in her ministerial life. She has a particular interest in congregational vitality, creative and adaptive use of church buildings, local mission, and community engagement. Audrey is the co-founder of Rhythms of Grace, a worship and formation program for children with special needs, has co-authored three volumes of lesson plans, and holds a doctorate in the Theology of Disability.
Audrey and her husband, Glenn have been married since 1984 and are the parents of three adult children—Emma, William, and Harriet. Hiking, cooking, running, and playing the cello are among Audrey’s hobbies.
Canon of Finance & Operations
Finance: budget; investments; Fair Share; ongoing financial statements;
Operations: issues with parish plant; insurance.
Chad currently serves at the Canon of Finance and Operations with the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania.
In this role, Chad is responsible for all aspects of the financial operations of the Diocese. He also oversees buildings and grounds along with all aspects of Information Technology.
After graduating from York College of Pennsylvania in 1992, Chad spent over 11 years at Merrill Lynch as a Financial Advisor, where he co-managed over $100 million in assets for individuals, corporations, and not-for-profits clients.
In 2003, Chad moved into the not-for-profit sector, where responsibilities included fundraising, marketing, grant management, as well as corporate, government, and community relations.
Branding, online presence, print publications, information regarding diocesan programs; news stories, announcements for the Diocesan Digest and Clergy Digest; website, and social media updates. Alexis oversees all functions of diocesan events, including Convention and Clergy Conference.
Alexis joined the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania as the Canon for Communications and Events in 2017, after working as the Administrator of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral & School for over five years.
Prior to working at St. Stephen’s, Alexis held positions of leadership in corporate advertising, marketing, and public relations. She studied Mass Communications & Drama at Towson University. In May 2016, she graduated from Lebanon Valley College with a B.S. in Psychobiology/Premed. With a very busy family life, after graduation from LVC, she decided to place medical school on hold and chose to remain in Communications.
Alexis enjoys assisting her husband with his business, traveling around the globe, spending time with family, and cuddling with her giant Cane Corso. Alexis is a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral.
Canon for Children, Youth & Families/Safe Church Administrator
Administer safe church, safe communities’ licenses and coordinate training, provide resources for children, youth and families programs, coordinate diocesan support for CYF events.
Micalagh majored in Human Development & Family Science at Messiah University and later continued on to receive her Master of Social Work from Temple University. She has worked with youth, families, and young adults in many different settings, including several schools and universities, after-school programs, mental health settings, and non-profits, both locally and abroad.
She was most recently in the role of Director of Youth & Young Adult Formation at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral, and before that, served as the Program Director for the Sycamore House, an Episcopal Service Corps program. She is passionate about helping to create healing spaces for people to grow and learn, exploring the intersections of faith and justice, and building bridges between people of various backgrounds.
Micalagh lives in Harrisburg with her husband and two kids, where you might find her taking walks by the river or at a local park, or enjoying a cup of coffee or tea.
Dr. Sarah Stonesifer Boylan
Dean, Stevenson School for Ministry
SSFM course information; leadership training; Christian Ed/teacher training
Sarah brings experience in Organizational Theory and Behavior, the creation and management of digital space and learning platforms, and a knowledge of lifelong learning and Christian Formation. She has worked most recently at Virginia Theological Seminary as the Manager of Operations and Digital Missioner, as a consultant to the College for Bishops, the Forma Conference (Episcopal Formation) and in dioceses and ecumenical judicatories across the nation.
She serves as a member of The Executive Council of the Episcopal Church and as Chair of the Task Force on Theological Education networking for The Episcopal Church. Sarah received her undergraduate degree in Cinema Studies and Art History and a Master’s in Library Science from University of Maryland, and is a doctoral candidate at Vanderbilt University completing her degree in Leadership and Learning in Organizations. She comes to us from the Diocese of Washington.
The Rev. Dr. Luke Zerra
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the Stevenson School
Course registration; student relations
Luke has served as Associate Dean for the Stevenson School for Ministry since 2022. He received his undergraduate degree from Flagler College and his M.Div and Ph.D. from Princeton Theology Seminary. He also serves as Priest-in-Charge of St. Peter’s, Brentwood in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. He previously served as Curate at St. Andrew’s, Highland Park, and Youth Minister at St. Paul’s, Mt. Lebanon.
Assistant to the Bishop and Associate for Events
Scheduling Bishop’s appointments, visitations, and meetings; clergy licensing; marriage approvals; Letters Dimissory; Assist the Canon for Communications with all event-related tasks.
Assists Canon for Finance & Operations; accounts payable; processing checks received, etc.
Diocesan Archivist, Registrar, and Receptionist
Front desk management; lay licensing certificates; intake & preservation of historical records
The Rev. Kevin Barron
Associate for Congregational Vitality and Shaped by Faith & Interim Transition Minister
Oversees Shaped by Faith Phase Two, which will administer grants for collaborative projects across the diocese.
The Rev. Stuart Scarborough, Deacon
Oversees the care and maintenance of all buildings and properties that are owned by the Diocese, but are not parishes.
Stuart joined the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania part-time as a Property Manager after migrating northward from the Diocese of Maryland when his wife, Rev. Anjel Scarborough, was called to be Rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Hershey.
Prior to relocating, Stuart spent 13 years managing facilities, including three years as Facilities Operations Director for St. John’s Episcopal Church and Parish Day School in Ellicott City, MD and, before that, ten years as Director of Operations at the Claggett Center, Maryland’s Diocesan conference, retreat and camp center in Adamstown, MD. Prior to this, Stuart, who has a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech, worked for 20+ years in manufacturing. Stuart and Anjel have two adult children; Martin, who lives in Cockeysville, MD and Erin, who lives in Newark, DE.
Stuart will also serve as a consultant to parishes on property-related matters. In addition to this part-time role with the Diocese, Stuart is also serving as Property Manager for St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral. Further, Stuart has been assigned as Deacon to Mt. Calvary Episcopal Church in Camp Hill.
The Rev. Celal Kamran
Works in our diocese among our clergy and parishes to explore congregational opportunities for the growth of the Beloved Community across our diocese.
Celal joins the Bishop’s staff from the Washington D.C. area. He was born and raised in Pakistan until the age of nine, when he moved to Virginia with his family. Celal is a graduate of Messiah University where he majored in Biblical and Religious Studies, and Virginia Theological Seminary, where he obtained a Master’s in Divinity. Before the priesthood, Celal volunteered as a local firefighter. After his undergraduate studies, he spent a year in the Episcopal Service Corps, an intentional community of young adults living and serving in Richmond, Virginia. He has served in two parishes in Virginia, Pohick Church and St. Luke’s, as an associate priest before becoming rector of St. Paul’s, Harrisburg. Father Celal loves spending time with his wife, Erin, and their rambunctious dogs, Clifford and Rajah. He also enjoys cooking, reading South Asian fiction, and exploring different cuisines with Erin.