Meet the Deans

Aiken Deanery: Very Rev. Richard C. Wilson, VF

Beaufort Deanery: Rev. Msgr. Ronald R. Cellini, VF

Charleston Deanery: Very Rev. Raymond J. Carlo, VF

Columbia Deanery: Very Rev. Canon Gary S. Linsky, VF, VP

Greenville Deanery: Very Rev. Jay Scott Newman, VF

Myrtle Beach Deanery: Very Rev. Paul MacNeil, VF Pro tem

Rock Hill Deanery: Very Rev. Fabio Refosco, CO, VF

What does VF mean?

The initials VF signify Vicar Forane. A vicar is a representative. Forāneus in Latin is “living away.” That means deans are the bishop’s representatives in the districts or deaneries of the diocese. A dean provides administration, leadership, discipline, and support for the priests in his deanery in the name of the bishop.