The Institute currently awards a Charles Simeon Curacy to one recent seminary graduate, for the purpose of undertaking a yearlong curacy at St. Peter’s Anglican Cathedral. The purpose of this program is to help seminary graduates to make a smooth transition from seminary to parish ministry. Over the course of the year, the curate works closely with a priest/supervisor. The curate is involved in every aspect of parish ministry and also participates in a formation program.
Born in Houston, Texas, Wes spent his childhood both there and in Orlando, Florida. He’s the son of an Anglican priest and an elementary school teacher and grew up in the Episcopal Church. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the University of South Florida and a Master of Divinity from Trinity School for Ministry.
In December 2017, Wes was ordained to the transitional diaconate in the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic, where he previously served in a two-year pastoral fellowship program at The Falls Church Anglican. For the past 12 years, Wes has served as a Marine Corps officer, both active and reserve, and is a veteran of Afghanistan, Iraq, and operations in support of the Libyan civil war. He also is a teacher on Moral Injury and leader at a combat veteran’s healing ministry, is an avid international traveler, enjoys swimming, running, playing guitar, and spending time with his family in Greenville, SC.
Charles Simeon Curate
The Charles Simeon Institute Curacy Program has been a life-changing learning experience and I recommend the Curacy Program to any aspiring clergy . . . I will always be grateful for the hospitality, exposure, and guidance I have received, as a result of The Charles Simeon Institute.