We are thrilled to announce that Rev. Charles Graves IV will be joining us beginning July 1st as the new Campus Missioner for Houston Canterbury!

Rev. Charles Graves IV currently serves as the Clergy Resident and Priest Associate at Church of the Advent in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is also a board member of Transformations CDC (a ministry supporting immigrant families in Cincinnati), the Diocesan Latino Ministry Commission, and as an ambassador for the Beloved Community initiative in the Diocese of Southern Ohio.

A native of Maryland, Charles is a seventh-generation cradle Episcopalian. He completed his undergraduate degree at Hampton University and served as a community organizer, campaign manager and in a U.S. Senator’s office on Capitol Hill before completing seminary at Yale Divinity School. Proficient in Spanish and Italian, he has also been a leader in multiple international missions, most notably as a published researcher in Ghana and as an Episcopal missionary serving refugees in Italy. He is currently a member of the Standing Committee in Southern Ohio, and has been a member of Diocesan Council in two dioceses. For fun, Charles enjoys exploring around the city, taking time off at the beach, traveling, learning languages and most importantly, seafood.

Charles writes “I am beyond thrilled to join the incredible ministries of Houston Canterbury & St. Luke the Evangelist across the campuses, throughout the city and beyond. What an honor to serve Our Lord among the superb team that is the Diocese of Texas.”