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Our ChaplainsOur National Chaplain - The Right Reverend Scott B. Hayashi
Bishop Hayashi was ordained a priest in 1984. He served as a parish priest from 1984-2005, serving in congregations in Washington, Utah, and California. In 2005 he became the Canon to the Ordinary in the Diocese of Chicago. During this time in Chicago, Bishop Hayashi also served as Chaplain for Daughters of the King in Province V from 2009 until his election as Bishop of Utah in May 2010. He was consecrated as the Eleventh Bishop of Utah on November 6, 2010.
Bishop Hayashi was the youngest of three children from an un-churched family from Tacoma, Washington, and he is the only active Christian from this nuclear family. His desire to know and to understand spirituality in general led him to a longing to know Christ when he was 15 years old.
The Bishop's undergraduate work was at the University of Washington where he received a Bachelor of Social Work degree. He attended Harvard Divinity School where he met his wife, Amy (then a student at Episcopal Divinity School); they have been married for 34 years and have three daughters. He also obtained a Certificate of Theology from CDSP in 1984.
Bishop Hayashi served as a Conference Leader for CREDO from 1999 - 2010 and has worked with nearly 600 clergy of The Episcopal Church in the area of wellness and development. He has served in rural, urban and suburban parishes, thus drawing on a variety of experience in a broad spectrum of the Episcopal Church. He has been involved in both ecumenical and interfaith projects and has written for several Church publications. Bishop Hayashi has fought for the dignity of all humans, rights for all who are made in God's image, and respect for those of other faith traditions.
To learn more about Bishop Hayashi, check out the Diocese of Utah's website.
Our International Chaplain - The Right Reverend William Skilton
Bishop "Bill" was born and raised in Habana, Cuba. He graduated from The Citadel in 1962 and from the School of Theology of the University of the South in 1965. Serving as a missionary in the Dominican Republic 1965-1972 and 1985-1988 he then served in the Diocese of South Carolina 1972-1985 and 1988 until he became the Diocese's Bishop Suffragan in 1996. He resigned in 2006 and became Assistant Bishop in the Dominican Republic in 2008, serving there until his "second" retirement in 2012. He and Lynn have 2 daughters and boast of 5 grandchildren. They reside in North Charleston, SC.
Bishop Skilton has worked with the Daughters of the King since "discovering" them in the 70's. He has served as Province IV Chaplain for many years in the past, and is currently their Chaplain. He is known for his joy filled, fun loving, "con Gusto", personality.
Our National Junior Daughters Chaplain - The Reverend Deborah Jackson