Powerful Partnerships. Transforming Our World.

Our Global Leaders

ARDF's Global Council represents the Anglican Church in the developing world. They approve all ARDF development projects and provide guidance, accountability, and spiritual direction.

Honorary Chair Emeritus     The Baronness Caroline Cox   Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust

Patron Emerita
 The Baronness Caroline Cox
Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust


The Most Rev. Robert Duncan
Former Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church in North America


President and Chairman
 The Most Rev. Dr. Foley Beach
Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church in North America


 The Most Rev. Stephen Than Myint Oo
 Archbishop of the Anglican Province of Myanmar (Burma)


The Most Rev. Zacharie Masimango Katanda Archbishop of the Congo and Bishop of Kindu


Executive Director
Canon William E. Deiss

The Anglican Relief and Development Fund

Our Domestic Leaders

Our US Board of Trustees provides oversight and strategic direction.

The Rev. Dr. Malcolm Reid
Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church
Danvers, MA

The Rev. David Cumbie
Apostles Houston
Houston, TX

Mrs. Lynn Lawrence
St. Christopher’s Camp and Conference Center
Seabrook Island, SC

Mr. David Soutter
St. Michael's Church
Charleston, SC

The Rev. Robert Richards
Ambridge, PA

The Rev. William Haley
The Falls Church Anglican
Falls Church, VA

The Rev. Frank Myers
Faith Anglican Church
Cordova, TN

Mr. John Westbrook
Restoration Anglican
Arlington, VA

Nancy Skancke, Esq.
The Falls Church Anglican
Falls Church, VA

 Ms. Janet Helms
Church of the Ascension
Pittsburgh, PA

Ms. Barbara Nelson
Christ the King
Alexandria, VA

Mr. Frank Woods
Christ Church Anglican
Phoenix, AZ

Mr. George W. Connors
The Falls Church Anglican
Falls Church, VA

Mrs. Willa Kane
Holy Trinity
Raleigh, NC

Mr. Larry Rice
St. Stephen’s
Sewickley, PA




Canon William “Bill” E. Deiss, Executive Director

Bill lives in Alexandria, VA and is a member of The Falls Church Anglican Church, in Falls Church, VA with his wife Nancy. They have four children and nine grandchildren. Bill joined ARDF as Executive Director in 2014 after serving as the Chairman of ARDF’s US Board of Trustees for three years.


Flora Galbraith, Office Manager

Flora and her husband Michael live in Baden, PA and are members of Church of the Savior, Ambridge, PA. They have 4 children and 9 grandchildren. Flora enjoys cooking, baking, canning, gardening and walking. Flora joined ARDF in 2011.


Christine Jones, Director of Mobilization

Christine was born in Delaware but now lives in Falls Church with her husband, Andrew after many years living overseas. They are members of Restoration Anglican Church and have three children. Christine joined ARDF in 2016.


Kelli Hample, Development Associate

Kelli, her husband Tom, and daughter moved to Ambridge, PA from Charleston, SC for Tom to attend Trinity School for Ministry in response to his call to priesthood.  Their sending church is The Cathedral of St. Luke & St. Paul and they now attend Church of The Savior.  Kelli joined ARDF in 2017.