CCOA Chartered Ministries


Some CCOA deacons, priests and bishops are always available to the general public for sacramental ministry, others are available in emergencies.   If you are seeking clergy in a geographic area not listed below, please contact our Presiding Bishop.  Additional CCOA clergy are located in Arizona, California, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina.



Phoenix: Christ of the Desert The Most Rev. Mark Elliott Newman, OC, Presiding Bishop of the Catholic Apostolic Church of Antioch.



Gallup: Agape Ministries The Most Reverend Linda Rounds-Nichols, OSM, Spiritual Director.   505-863-6176. Agape Ministries is an interfaith ministry with a Christian foundation, honoring and respecting all religions and spiritualities. Spiritual Direction, Pastoral Care, the Sacraments, 5th Step Witnessing, and Womyn’s Spirituality are part of this ministry. +Linda spends much of her time with the clients at Wellspring Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Center, which is connected with the Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services, one of the hospitals in Gallup. She is assisted by her husband, Phil Nichols, and together they provide Bible Studies, Contemplative Prayer groups and Worship Services for the clients.


Las Cruces: St. John’s Catholic Church of Antioch.  Reverend Father Ronald Catherson, 575-621-0255.  Webpage: St. John’s Catholic Church of Antioch is a community of progressive spiritual seekers, open to everyone, and grounded in prayer and faithful to apostolic succession.  We worship the Divine Mystery in its infinite expressions.



Ashland: Pilgrim Chapel of Contemplative Conscience, CCOA.  Reverend Father Scott Allan Carter,  Webpage:  The Pilgrim Chapel serves spiritual seekers who feel called to the Way, including those who may feel exiled, alienated, or excluded. Practicing, promoting, and supporting independent Catholic spirituality, the Chapel offers access to the mystical, contemplative traditions of Christianity.



Edgefield. Sophia Ministries The Reverend Mother Mary Altalo. 803-270-8253 – 803-270-8253. Webpage:  Sophia Ministries offers conscious sacramental services, including baptisms, holy matrimony and burials. Prayer and healing services are available, as are spiritual empowerment retreats and women’s circles.



Austin: Contemplative Communion CCOA The Reverend Fr. Jeff Genung  Webpage: 512-796-1008.