Deans for the Diocese of Charleston

Rev. Msgr. Ronald R. Cellini, V.F., V.P., Beaufort Deanery, Vicar for Priests
Very Rev. Canon Gary S. Linsky, V.F., Columbia Deanery
Very Rev. Raymond J. Carlo, V.F., Charleston Deanery
Very Rev. Edward W. Fitzgerald, V.F., Myrtle Beach Deanery
Very Rev. Jay Scott Newman, V.F., Greenville Deanery
Very Rev. Fabio Refosco, CO, V.F., Rock Hill Deanery
Very Rev. Gregory Wilson, V.F., Aiken Deanery

The initials V.F. 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.