Our Vicar

 
   The Right Reverend Patrick Maclean, OSSP, Vicar


           Abbot Maclean is a native Floridian (from Southern ancestry!) who has resided in North Carolina for more than 20 years.  He lives in Huntersville with his wife, Laura, who serves as Director of Music Ministry at St. Mark Catholic Church.

           After earning his Bachelor of Arts degree from LaGrange College in Georgia, Abbot Maclean went on to earn his Master of Arts degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, and undertook PhD studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he was a Shakespeare scholar and served on the directorial staff of the famed Colorado Shakespeare Festival.

         Answering a call to the priesthood, Abbot Maclean enrolled in St. Andrew’s Theological College and Seminary in Lexington in 2003.  Abbot Maclean was ordained a deacon in 2005 and as a priest in 2006.  From then until July 2009 he served as Precentor (priest-director of music) for Christ Church Cathedral in Lexington, North Carolina.  Abbot Maclean opened Holy Trinity Anglican Church in 2006, with a ministry to the people of northern Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties.  In 2009, Holy Trinity moved to Huntersville to serve the people the Lake Norman region of North Carolina. 

         Abbot Maclean was elected and installed as Abbot of the Order of St Stephen the Protomartyr, an Anglican Augustinian monastic order, in April 2016. He has also served as Chancellor of the United Episcopal Church of North America since 2012.  

        Active in the Scottish-American community for over 35 years, Abbot Maclean currently serves as President of Clan Maclean Association in the United States, the principal U.S. branch of Clan Maclean International.  He is also a Chaplain for the Loch Norman Highland Games in Huntersville, North Carolina.