Upcoming Ordinations to the Transitional Diaconate

The following individuals have been approved for ordination as transitional deacons.

Korey KincaidKorey Kincaid will be ordained to the sacred order of deacons on Saturday, April 28 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Church in Summerville.

Korey currently serves as the Director of Youth Ministries at St. Paul’s.  Originally from a small farm community in Illinois, Korey came to South Carolina in 2014.  Though raised in a non-denominational tradition he was always drawn to the liturgy.  Through God’s sovereign grace he met the Rev. Greg Smith (who is now the Rector of Trinity Church Myrtle Beach) on a short-term mission trip to Uganda, and the rest is history.  He received his Master’s of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Seminary in Chicago, Illinois in 2003 and began full time ministry thereafter.  He and his wife, Jamie, have four children, Grace (14), Trinity (12), Anna (11), and Kristian (10).



Matthew RiversMatthew Rivers will be ordained to the sacred order of deacons on Tuesday, May 29 at 6:30 p.m. at St. John’s Chapel, Charleston.

Matthew, a member of St. John’s Chapel, Charleston, first sensed a call on his life (based on Isaiah 6:8) when he was six years old. Under the discipleship of the Rev. Dr. Dallas H. Wilson, that call – to be a Pastor and Priest – was confirmed, and both Matthew and his wife Henrietta look forward to graduating from Trinity School for Ministry with MDiv degrees on May 12 and returning to Charleston to serve at St. John’s Chapel. Matthew has asked that everyone pray for him and Henrietta that God will continue to bless them as they seek to fulfill the call of God on their lives.




Jeremy SheltonJeremy Shelton will be ordained to the sacred order of deacons on Wednesday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Saint James Church, Charleston (James Island).

Jeremy is a senior at Trinity School for Ministry, and will graduate on May 12, 2018.  Born and raised in Louisville, KY, Jeremy came to Charleston in 2004.  He came to a life with Christ after two visits to Saint James at the encouragement of his wife.  Under the discipleship of the Rev. Arthur Jenkins, Jeremy discerned the call to ministry.  He has a career background in operations management.  Interested in family discipleship and men’s ministry, Jeremy and family are looking forward to following God’s calling in their lives.  Jeremy and his wife, Jessica have three sons, Will (11), Ben (8), and Hayes (1).