Bp. Lyngine Calizo, Presiding Bishop serves as Pastor of St. Mary of Grace Parish in the Philadelphia/Northern Delaware region. She holds a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania. Professionally, she organizes scientific programming for conferences and workshops on cancer research. As a member of the YES! Coalition she developed panels on LGBT issues and spirituality and helped organize the first catholic Mass at the Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference. She was elected in 2021 to serve as Presiding Bishop of the ICCC following the retirement of the jurisdiction's founding bishop. She lives in Philadelphia with her wife and can be reached at email@example.com or at (267) 368-7327.
Mtr. Sandra Hutchinson serves as Chaplain of the Oratory of St. Catherine of Siena in Boston and Guest Preacher at St. Mary of Grace Parish. She has an AB in History from Bryn Mawr College and an MA in Urban Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Professionally, she is a proofreading supervisor for a custom college textbook publishing company in Boston. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bp. Michael Shirk, Auxiliary Bishop is currently settled in St. Louis, MO with his husband. He holds a BA in French. He has been interested in computers since childhood and works in web development. Experienced in a range of church music from ancient chant to modern hymns, he has served as music/choir director at several parishes and freelances as an organist. He is the Chaplain of the Divine Infant King Apostolate for Traditional Liturgy and the Publisher of Rene Vilatte Press. He was elected in 2021 to serve as Auxiliary Bishop. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Fr. David Wood lives near the Boston area and is pastor of the Oratory of St. Faustina. He has a love of traditional Roman liturgy and holds holds a deep devotion to St. Maria Faustina of the Most Blessed Sacrament.. Fr. Dave is trained in spiritual direction (Adelynrood School for Spiritual Direction) and is a member of Spiritual Direction International. Professionally he works as a paramedic and is also an EMT instructor in northern Massachusetts and lives with his boyfriend in Haverhill, Massachusetts. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (978) 912-0119.
Chapter of Canons
Bp. Lyngine Calizo Ms. Elise Hudson Mr. Michael Hudson Mtr. Sandra Hutchinson Bp. Michael Shirk Fr. David Wood
Mr. Andrew Ustaszewski (Doorkeeper)
Bp. Timothy Cravens, Presiding Bishop Emeritus, holds a BA in Judaic Studies from Emory University and a Master of Divinity from Harvard University. In the summer of 2004, he officiated at a number of same-sex weddings in New Paltz, NY as part of the New Paltz Equality Initiative organized to continue the courageous work of Mayor Jason West. He co-founded the Independent Catholic Christian Church in 2002 with Bp. John Plummer and served as pastor at St. Mary of Grace Parish for 16 years.
God has blessed the Independent Catholic Christian Church with 19 years of service by Bishop Timothy W. Cravens. He has been our Bishop, our guide, our co-worker in Christ, our counselor, our teacher, our friend. With joy and sadness we mark and celebrate the ending of his ministry with us and his retirement beginning July 1, 2021. He has set the church on a strong foundation, helped us to mark our direction, and encouraged us on our way. Together we have served the Lord and his Church in common devotion to the Gospel. Sharing in our joys and sorrows, he has been important to us in our life together in the Church of Jesus Christ. As he has been a blessing to us, may he go forth to be a blessing to others. With gratitude and hope, our prayers and blessings go with him also.