The Rev. Charles Graves IV

The Rev. Charles Graves IV

The Rev. Charles Graves IV 300 300 145th Convention

Priest resident, Church of the Advent, Cincinnati

Please reflect on your participation in the life of your congregation, the diocese, and the larger community:

I am proud to serve as a second year resident at Advent, Cincinnati, and I am honored to be one of the newest priests in our diocese, having been ordained in June 2018. I was appointed to Standing Committee in 2018 and also serve as a member of Diocesan Council and the Latino Ministry Commission for the diocese. Prior to ordination I served a number of Episcopal churches and organizations in the Cincinnati area in internship capacities, including Christ Church Cathedral where I was previously a member. I’ve also served as an Episcopal missionary at St. Paul’s Church in Rome, Italy, and as an Episcopal Service Corps member with Brendan’s Crossing in Cincinnati. I am a cradle Episcopalian, and before moving to Ohio I was a Diocesan Council member for two years in the Diocese of Maryland.

Why do you feel God is calling you to serve in this position?

God has blessed me with a passion for this church, and I especially enjoy taking part in the polity and governance of our diocese. God has placed me in positions of leadership in the church both when I was a layperson and now as a clergyperson that have enabled me to gain a deep understanding of this diocese and many of its congregations and people. I have been blessed with unique perspectives and gifts as the youngest priest in our diocese and yet as someone with broad experience in our diocese and throughout the Episcopal Church.