- D. DuBose Egleston Jr. '93, Head of School
- Audrey Holsten, Academic Dean
- Brad Gilman, Assistant Head of School, Upper School Head
- Maureen Daily, Middle School Head
- Julie Ellison, Lower School Head
- Molly O'Toole, O'Quinn School Head
DuBose Egleston Jr. has been at Porter-Gaud for 19 years and just competed his 10th year as the Head of School. He attended O’Quinn and then Porter-Gaud for 12 years, graduating in 1993. DuBose enjoys working around young people and watching them grow up in the years they are at PG. He is proud of PG's excellent faculty and staff, and enjoys being a part of a school family that sees so much hope and promise in the next generation. DuBose enjoys sailing and almost any outdoor activity. He and his family have a farm in Bamberg County, and he enjoys the forestry work and time spent on his tractor. DuBose and his wife, Nancy, are grateful to have their three children (DuBose, Mills, and Ellie) at Porter-Gaud.
Furman University, BS Biology, 1997
The Citadel, Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), 2004
Columbia University, Klingenstein Heads of Schools Fellowship, 2013
Audrey works with faculty and administrators from our O’Quinn Schools all the way through Upper School to ensure we are providing a cohesive, rich, and engaging academic experience that inspires a love of learning in our students and prepares them for college and beyond. In her third year at Porter-Gaud and her 21st year in independent schools, Audrey works with colleagues to identify opportunities for growth and sustainable solutions in the areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Audrey says collaborating with the dedicated and committed faculty members at Porter-Gaud and O’Quinn is the best part of her job. She enjoys working alongside them to define and work towards our academic goals. A great weekend to Audrey includes waking up early and cycling or walking around downtown Charleston with her husband, visiting the Farmer’s Market for something fresh to cook for dinner, strolling through the Halsey or Gibbes Museum for inspiration, reading, listening to music (jazz, classical, opera, Indie rock), or watching a great documentary.
BA in English - Salem College
MA in English - Wake Forest University
The 2020 - 2021 academic year represents Brad's ninth year of leading the dynamic and vibrant Upper School. Following his graduation from Dartmouth College, he has worked in independent schools in Michigan, California, and now South Carolina. Working at Porter-Gaud is all about the people: committed professionals, enthusiastic students, and supportive parents. Brad grew up in Los Angeles, and swam competitively for four years at Dartmouth. He met his wife when she taught French in the room next to him during their first year of teaching. Brad enjoys the outdoors, especially golf courses.
A.B. Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
M.A. English, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA
Maureen leads collaboratively with a strong group of middle school staff and faculty to shepherd students through their 5th - 8th grade years. The sense of community and the ability to get to know each and every student and his/her family gives her joy and motivates her to give her all. Working at a school that values both the academic and social-emotional growth of our students is a true gift. Porter-Gaud gives her the chance to laugh and smile each and every day and find meaning in her daily work. Maureen loves to cook - but does so by improvising most of time. She is a city girl, but is most content when walking around in nature. She admits she is a bit too competitive at times, which really comes out when watching Duke basketball or playing ping-pong or board games. Finally, she loves leading the Middle School, but loves Shakespeare and misses teaching Romeo and Juliet each spring, which she had done for about 10 years.
Bachelor of Arts, English and Religious Studies: Stonehill College
Master of Arts, Secondary English Education: Duke University
Julie works collaboratively with a wonderful faculty to build a strong and exciting educational program for our students in grades 1-4. Julie has been working as an educator for 29 years in New Jersey, Maryland, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Julie's career at PG began as a sixth-grade math teacher in 2000 and later as a dean in our Upper School. In 2009, she found her home as the Head of Lower School. Julie has had the unique opportunity to work in all three divisions, allowing her to gain a special perspective of our overall educational program. Working with such dedicated faculty and extraordinary children and families allows all of us to continue to enhance the special Porter-Gaud experience. Porter-Gaud is a family affair for Julie. Her husband and three children are Porter-Gaud graduates; Julie is the only one who did not attend PG as a student, but she can proudly say that she has been here longer than any of her family members and is thankful for all that it has allowed each of us to do!
Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, The Pennsylvania State University
Masters Degree, School Administration, George Washington University
Molly partners with over ninety faculty and staff members to build upon The O’Quinn School’s well-respected reputation as a nurturing and collaborative community. Understanding the importance of developmentally appropriate and play based curriculum, she is passionate about preschoolers developing a love for learning as they transition into first grade at Porter-Gaud. Molly has been in many different roles at O’Quinn over 16 years: parent, kindergarten teacher, administrative assistant, campus director, and currently executive director. A native of Sullivan’s Island, Molly enjoys the Lowcountry life and everything it offers. Whether she’s crabbing, shopping downtown, catching a play at Dock Street, or walking on the Ravenel, she is home!
Bachelor of Arts, Communication, The College of Charleston
Board of Trustees
Porter-Gaud is under the direction of a board of trustees. Trustees come from many different walks of life — corporations, charitable organizations, education, law, medicine, finance, government, and community service — and volunteer their expertise, energy, and time to the school. Our Board of Trustees is responsible for working with the school’s administration to develop policies and make essential decisions by which the school is governed and guided.
- Dr. Thomas C. Appleby '77
- Mrs. Adriane Malanos Belton '95
- Mr. Stephen Berger
- Mrs. Wanda Boyd
- Mrs. Elizabeth Burwell
- Dr. William Melvin Brown III '87
- Mr. James T. H. Buxton '91
- Mr. J. Walker Coleman IV '82, Chair
- Mr. Peter Fennelly
- Mrs. Dee Fortson
- Mrs. Anne Blakeney Kelley '94
- Mr. Paul Kohlheim
- Dr. John M. McCardell, Jr.
- Mr. Ford P. Menefee '79, Treasurer
- Mr. Ovie Phillip Mughelli '98
- Mrs. Jennifer H. Thiem, Secretary
Thomas C. Appleby, M.D. was born in South Carolina and is a “Native Charlestonian.” The son of a General Surgeon, he followed his father’s career path as a physician. Dr. Appleby graduated from the University of South Carolina in Columbia. He went to Medical School at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He then attended a General Surgery Residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Ohio and received the Max Zinninger Award for Excellence in Surgery. While at the University of Cincinnati, he served as a Resident Representative in the Department of Surgery. Following his General Surgery Residency, he attended a Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
He is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery. Additionally, he is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery in Vascular Surgery and he is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery in Surgical Critical Care.
Dr. Appleby is a Fellow in the American College of Surgery. He is also a member of the following organizations:
- Cincinnati Graduate Surgical Society
- American College of Phlebology
- The H. William Scott, Jr. Society
- Roper St. Francis Xavier Society and the Charleston County Medical Society.
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Mercedes Benz Vans, LLC
Ms. Belton is responsible for managing Mercedes Benz Vans’ legal team, providing strategic legal advice for the major Sprinter Van plant expansion in Charleston, SC, including the hiring of 1,000+ new employees, advising on policies and procedures related to running operations, working with state and county officials with regard to local business issues, and managing legal aspects of human resources, immigration, contracts, logistics, manufacturing, environmental and property acquisition.
Prior to joining MBV in 2016, Ms. Belton practiced law at Womble Bond Dickson (US), LLP (formerly Buist Moore Smythe McGee, PA) in Charleston for thirteen years. Her business litigation practice focused on the areas of employment, immigration, transportation and maritime law. Her experience in the employment litigation arena includes defending allegations of harassment, discrimination, defamation, unpaid wages, and wrongful discharge, among others.
Ms. Belton is a former president of the Charleston Lawyer’s Club and is currently a member of the Propeller Club’s Board of Governors and member of the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance’s Automotive Council.
Ms. Belton was named the 2018 Charleston Women in International Trade (“CWIT”) Woman of the Year. This award recognizes a woman involved in the field of international trade who has made an outstanding contribution to her profession, and in so doing, enhanced the status of women in international trade. In 2018, Ms. Belton was also named to the Charleston Business Magazine as a Lowcountry Legal Elite in Employment Law. She has also been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star.
Hailing from Charleston where she was born and raised, Ms. Belton graduated from Porter-Gaud School, attended Wake Forest University for her undergraduate degree and then went on to Boston University School of Law. She lives in Mount Pleasant with her two sons, Wyatt (11) and Cole (8), and her boisterous puppy, Hunter.
In 2015, Mr. Berger retired from a 30-year career in finance in Asia and relocated to Charleston with his wife, Sarah, to raise their three children.
Mr. Berger’s career in finance started in 1984 when he joined HSBC. After 8 years with HSBC in London, Singapore and Hong Kong, Mr. Berger joined J.P. Morgan & Co. in Hong Kong and ultimately was appointed head of their corporate finance team in Singapore covering Southeast Asia and co-head of M&A across all of Asia.
In 2003, Mr. Berger co-founded boutique corporate finance and investment advisory firm Imprimis (Singapore) Pte Ltd., that grew to three offices in Singapore, Brunei, and Bangkok. Imprimis provided strategic and financial advice to multinational companies, governments, and family-owned enterprises across Southeast Asia, and in 2009, through an Imprimis fund, acquired Piper Aircraft Inc. in Vero Beach FL, where Mr. Berger served as Chairman for many years.
In 2015, Mr. Berger divested his interest in Imprimis’ Asian operations, relocated to Charleston, and reoriented his investments towards small commercial real estate projects.
Mr. Berger has a BA from Dartmouth College and an MA from Trinity College, Cambridge University. An active rower, Mr. Berger was captain of the Dartmouth Heavyweight Rowing team and president of the Cambridge University Boat Club.
Mr. Berger is Chairman of the Lowcountry Maritime School, a non-profit organization providing STEM education to Charleston area schools through boat-building programs, and is also a steward of the Friends of Dartmouth Rowing.
Mr. Berger’s two sons, William and Anderson, are Porter-Gaud students in the classes of 2025 and 2027.
A native Charlestonian, Mrs. Boyd earned her Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a minor in Management/Marketing.
A 13-year veteran in the healthcare industry as a pharmaceutical representative in respiratory sales, Mrs. Boyd joined Reckitt Benckiser Health/formerly Adams Respiratory Therapeutics in 2006 as a respiratory sales representative for 13 years. Mrs. Boyd’s primary role was to market, launch, and conduct educational programs to assist physicians and nursing staff. She also served on the corporate marketing (DMX) team where she reviewed the sales force marketing materials before publication and assisted with the creativity of new marketing ideas and educational materials. Mrs. Boyd ranked in top sales among her peers, won the peer to peer leadership award, and awards for meeting and exceeding sales KPI’s and regional sales contests. Most of Mrs. Boyd's travel included the coast of South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.
As a parent at Porter Gaud and the O’Quinn School for more than 19 years, Mrs. Boyd has an active role as Parent Ambassador, room parent, team mom of her daughters' basketball and volleyball teams, a member of the African-American Affinity Group, Adhoc Diversity Committee, the school Auction Committee, the Girls Leadership Committee as an honored guest and volunteer, and the New Hire Committee.
As a member of the Porter-Gaud Board of Trustees for more than eight years, Mrs. Boyd serves the Long -Range Planning Committee/Strategic Planning, the O’Quinn Board, Heads' Council, Compensation Committee and Chair of Diversity and Inclusion, in which she has formed a committee of diverse members that includes faculty, staff, parents, students, and past alumni.
Mrs. Boyd is a life-long member of Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church, where she serves as a member of the Steward Board, the Strategic Planning Committee and the 200th Year Anniversary Committee. She is also a former member of Jack and Jill of America and Dress for Success - Charleston.
Mrs. Boyd has two daughters (Summer ‘17 and Sydney ‘22) and her husband, retired Captain Kevin Boyd of the City of Charleston Police Department.
A 19-year financial industry veteran, Ms. Burwell joined First National Bank in 2019 as Charleston Market President to build and lead their commercial banking team. Prior to her current role, she held various positions with Wells Fargo Bank and its successors. Most recently, she served as a Business Banking Manager in Charleston responsible for a large team of relationship managers, including oversight of their portfolios and operations. Prior to being promoted to leadership in 2015, Elizabeth held roles as Producing Manager and Principal Relationship Manager with the Business Banking Team. Early in her career, she joined the institution as a Licensed Financial Specialist after working as a junior broker with Merrill Lynch Pierce, Fenner & Smith.
A native of Charleston, Ms. Burwell earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of South Carolina. She is very active in her community and currently serves on The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors, Kiawah Cares Foundation Board of Directors, and Ashely Hall Alumni Board of Directors. She is Past President of the Junior League of Charleston and an Elder in Rockville Presbyterian Church.
Ms. Burwell was the 2015 recipient of The Charleston Metro Chamber’s One to Watch Award, recognizing a young professional with outstanding professional success in the business arena demonstrating impeccable leadership qualities in the community. She resides on Johns Island with her husband, Ollie, and their three sons.
William Melvin Brown III is a native Charlestonian, Porter-Gaud alum ‘87, and a 1991 graduate of the US Naval Academy. After years of service and two sea tours in the Navy, Dr. Brown returned to Charleston to teach Naval Science at The Citadel. While at the Citadel, he earned a Masters Degree in Education and Biology and then went on to graduate from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2002. He returned to full active duty in the US Navy as a physician. During his 20 years of service, Dr. Brown received the Navy Commendation Medal six times, the Navy Achievement Medal twice, a Presidential Citation, and two Battle Efficiency ribbons.
Dr. Brown now holds staff privileges at Trident Medical Center and The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston as well as the Lexington Medical Center in Columbia. He is an active member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and the Owls Whist Club. He sits on the executive boards of the Star Gospel Mission and YESCarolina. He and his wife Deborah have two children, Gabriel and Lillian.
Jim Buxton is the managing partner of Buxton & Collie, LLC, a boutique corporate, real estate, estate planning and tax law firm. His practice focuses in the areas of private equity and securities, domestic and international corporate transactions, capital finance, contract negotiation and corporate governance. He deals regularly with corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, shareholder buy-outs and dispute resolution, executive employment agreements and, business purchase and sale agreements including business succession issues.
Jim returned to Charleston in 2007 after practicing at two AmLaw 50 firms, Alston & Bird LLP in Atlanta, Georgia and Hunton & Williams LLP in Richmond, Virginia. He is a Charleston native who graduated from Porter-Gaud School, Princeton University and the University of South Carolina School of Law. Mr. Buxton is also a member of the State Bars of Georgia, South Carolina and Virginia. Jim resides in Mt. Pleasant with his wife, Courtney, and two children, Hugh and Julian.
Member, South Carolina State Bar Member, Georgia State Bar Member, Virginia State Bar
Elder, Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church
Board of Directors, Roper Hospital
Judicial Qualifications Committee, South Carolina State Bar
Princeton Alumni Schools Committee, 1995-Present (Chair of Virginia Committee, 2006-2007)
Past Board Member-Chairman, Star Gospel Mission
Past-President, Porter-Gaud Alumni Association
Past Co-Chair, Roper St. Francis Foundation Board of Fellows
University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D. 2002
Princeton University, B.A., History, 1995
CALI Award, International Business Transactions
James L. Petigru Award for Most Outstanding Student Lawyer
Assoc. Editor-In-Chief, ABA Real Property, Probate & Trust Journal
2001-2002 S.C. Bar Young Lawyers Division, Star of the Quarter, Spring 2008
Walker is a partner in the global law firm K&L Gates LLP. Walker was one of the founding partners of the Charleston office, the firm's 40th office world-wide and 24th office domestically. Walker currently serves on the firm's Management Committee and is the Charleston office Administrative Partner. Walker is a litigator who focuses his practice on representing local, national, and international companies in labor & employment disputes and in business disputes. He also has served on numerous local and regional Boards, and he has been very involved in St. Michael's Church and the local community. Walker has two children, Logan '15 and Walker '19.
Peter Fennelly is Market President of the Charleston office of Colliers International. He has successfully completed over 30 million square feet of real estate transactions. Peter has received Colliers International “Everest Award” for top performance during 2011, 2012, 2015, and 2016. Prior to moving to Charleston, Peter gained a broad spectrum of knowledge working for Colliers in San Diego as a Corporate Real Estate Specialist and for the Staubach Company in Atlanta. Peter is a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), CoreNet Global, and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). Peter received his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Rhode Island.
Peter and his wife, Patti, have two children - a son Tyler, who is a member of Porter-Gaud’s class of ‘21 and a daughter Audrey. Peter has served for several years on the Real Estate committee, making recommendations on Porter-Gaud’s non-core real estate assets.
Dee is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in History (’90) and an MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill - The Kenan-Flagler School of Business (’96) and grew up in Atlanta, GA and Charleston, SC attending Ashley Hall through 5th grade and graduating from The Westminster Schools in Atlanta, GA. She worked with the Department of Defense and Brand Management and Strategic Marketing roles with Nabisco/Kraft, Sara Lee, Nestle, The Coca-Cola Company and Starbucks Coffee Company based in Germany, the United Kingdom (London) and the United States (NC, NY, and IL).
She consults on innovation/strategic/branding projects with companies such as Wrigley/Mars, PepsiCo, and Starbucks, has been a guest lecturer at The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and also devotes time to raising her family and being involved in her community.
In Charleston, she has helped steer the Landmark Strategic Plan and is the Secretary of the Board for The South Carolina Aquarium. She chairs the Board of Life Resources, a faith based mental health resource center. She is also active at her children’s school, Porter-Gaud, in the Parent’s Association and is the Strategic Planning Chair for the Board of Trustees.
Dee and her husband, John, have two children at Porter-Gaud – Jack, Class of 2024 and Matt, Class of 2025.
Anne Blakeney Kelley is a native Charlestonian and 1994 graduate of Porter-Gaud. After twelve years at PG, Anne attended Wake Forest University, where she graduated cum laude and received a B.A. in Art History. She also received a second B.A. degree in Interior Design from AIU in Atlanta. Anne worked for Cooper Carry Architecture in Atlanta for 2 years, followed by 2 years at CFS Architecture in Augusta, GA. After returning to Charleston in 2003, she worked for ten years for Amelia Handegan Inc. in residential interior design. She now owns her own interior design business.
Anne and her husband Jed are active members of St. Michael's Church and have two three children who currently attend PG - Elizabeth (’25), Harriet (’28) and James ('31).
Paul has specialized in management consulting and leading professional services organizations for more than 24 years. Most recently, Paul was Vice President, Healthcare at Huron Consulting Group. Prior to joining Huron, Paul was an owner and the President of Stockamp & Associates, a privately held professional services firm that was primarily focused in the healthcare industry. Prior to Stockamp, Paul was a partner in Accenture’s global Health Services Practice.
Bachelor, Business Administration and Finance - Oregon State University
Bachelor, Healthcare Administration – Oregon State University
Board Member - Crisis Ministries. Partner – Charleston Philanthropic Partners. Board Member Charleston Promise Neighborhood. Past Board Member – Boys & Girls Club of the Trident Area.
Paul and his wife Louise have two daughters one of whom attends Porter-Gaud, Marion Kohlheim ’19.
Dr. John M. McCardell Jr., has served as Vice-Chancellor at Sewanee: The University of the South since 2010. He is also president emeritus at Middlebury College.
McCardell is a distinguished historian and respected national leader in liberal arts education. He possesses a record of achievement as a scholar of the American South, as the chief executive of one of America’s finest liberal arts colleges, and as a respected national figure in the public discussion about higher education and student life.
A Maryland native, lifelong Episcopalian, and 1971 graduate of Washington and Lee University, he did his graduate work at The Johns Hopkins University and then at Harvard University, where he received his Ph.D. in history in 1976. McCardell has received honorary degrees from Washington and Lee University and from St. Michael’s College.
McCardell joined the history faculty at Middlebury College in 1976 and served as Middlebury’s president from 1992 until he stepped down in 2004.
McCardell served as chairman of the Division III Presidents’ Council of the NCAA in 2003-04 and led a successful, comprehensive reform effort. In 2007 McCardell founded Choose Responsibility, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to engage the public in informed and dispassionate debate about the effects of legislation mandating a legal drinking age of 21.
McCardell is married to Bonnie Greenwald McCardell, an advocate for quality childcare and education as well as eldercare and retirement communities. Bonnie is a graduate of Connecticut College and has a master’s degree in early childhood from the University of South Carolina. They have two grown sons.
Ford is a Senior Vice President, Commercial Lender at The Bank of South Carolina, which serves the Tri-County area as an independent, community oriented commercial bank concentrating on individuals and small and medium sized businesses desiring a high level of personalized service.
Ford grew up on Wadmalaw Isl. and attended Porter-Gaud 1st-12th grade, graduating in 1979. After PG, Ford earned a B.S. in Clinical Psychology from Vanderbilt University with subsequent service as a Commissioned Officer in the US Navy and various positions within the marine finance industry. Married to Deidre since 1996, they have one son, Ford Prioleau (Pri) Menefee, Jr (PG’17).
·SCBA Bankers School (Trustee)
·Old St. James, Goose Creek (Junior Warden)
·Huguenot Society of SC (President)
·St. Andrews Rotary Club (Scholarship Committee)
·Porter-Gaud Alumni Association (Past President)
·Porter-Gaud Fathers Association (Past Treasurer)
·Lowcountry Land Trust (Former Trustee)
Ovie Phillip Mughelli is a 1998 Porter-Gaud graduate. Ovie graduated from Wake Forest University with a B.S. in Health and Exercise Science. After graduating from Wake Forest, Ovie was drafted into the National Football League where he spent 9 years as a starting Pro Bowl fullback for the Atlanta Falcons and Baltimore Ravens. In 2009 Ovie started the Ovie Mughelli Foundation to help engage children through sports and empower them to make a difference in the environment.
Ovie lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife, Masika, and three children, Olivia (7), Niesa (4) and Obasi (1). Ovie is a media sports correspondent working in television, radio and digital broadcasting for Fox Sports, Comcast Sports South, Raycom, CBS Sports Radio, 120 Sports and 680 The Fan. Ovie has also joined the team at Nerium International and has been working with them to improve people's skin and brain health.
Jennifer H. Thiem graduated from the University of Georgia, magna cum laude, in 2002 with a B.B.A. in Risk Management and Insurance. She then entered law school at the University of South Carolina School of Law and graduated cum laude in 2005. She is a partner with the K&L Gates Law Firm and a South Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2013-2015.
Jennifer is a member of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church. She is an active member of Elevate, several Chamber of Commerce groups and a graduate of Leadership Charleston. She is married to Porter-Gaud alum, Ashley Thiem '98 and she has two children who currently attend PG - Hunter ('27) and Caroline ('30).
Father Lawrence was born in Bakersfield, California, on March 19, 1950. He was educated at California State University, Bakersfield (BA, 1976) and Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry (M. Div. 1980). He has ministered at Church of the Holy Family, Fresno, California (1980), Saint Mark’s, Shafter, California (1981-1984), Saint Stephen’s, McKeesport, Pennsylvania (1984-1997), and Saint Paul’s, Bakersfield, California (1997-2007). Known for being a dedicated pastor-teacher, Mark also served, among many other capacities, as a member of the Commission on Ministry, the Standing Committee, and the Board of Examining Chaplains, the latter of which he chaired. He also served as a deputy to the General Conventions of 2003 and 2006. Father Lawrence is the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of South Carolina.
Mark has been married to Allison Kathleen Taylor since 1973. They have five children: Chadwick, married to Wendy; they have three children, Esther, Sarah, and Sydney; Adelia , married to Stephen Matson; they have three children, Natalie, Tobias and Macy; Emily, married to Jacob Jefferis; Joseph, married to Joette, and Chelsea.
The Reverend Canon Caleb J. Lee serves as Canon for Worship and Parish Life at Grace Church Cathedral in downtown Charleston.
Caleb was born and raised in eastern North Carolina. He is a graduate of Episcopal High School in Alexandria, VA, where he served in various capacities. After attending North Carolina State University (B.A. in Sociology, Minor in Russian Studies) he spent five years in real estate before discerning a call to the priesthood. Caleb received his M.Div from Virginia Theological Seminary in 2012 and was ordained in the same year.
His role in the wider church has included memberships on the Board of Directors for Trinity Camp and Conference Center (Diocese of E. Carolina), Diocesan Council, Liturgical Commission, and the Discipline Committee. He has also served as Episcopal Chaplain to both the Citadel and College of Charleston.
Caleb is married to the love of his life, Allen. Together, they have three children: two of which attend the Lower School at Porter-Gaud - Cabe in 4th grade and Rhett in 1st grade.
FR. Greg is the 40th rector of St. John’s Parish Church, having previously served the parish as curate and associate rector. He is a graduate of Trinity School for ministry, and has a Doctor of Philosophy in Geochemistry.
Born in Palo Alto, CA, Fr. Greg was raised in a Navy family, consequently growing up in multiple locations in the U.S. and Spain. Baptized at the age of nine – at Pine Ridge Baptist Church in Brunswick, GA – he attributes that early decision for Christ to the influence of his Vacation Bible School teacher and his maternal grandparents.
Fr. Greg came to the priesthood from a scientific background, and is a member of the Society of Ordained Scientists. Having earned a B.Sc in Geology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, he undertook postgraduate studies (M.Sc and Ph.D) at the Colorado School of Mines, before working for nine years as a Research Professor of Planetary Geology and Geochemistry at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
In addition to his parish duties, Fr. Greg is active within our Diocese, having served on the Diocesan Council, the Committee for Congregational Development, and the Standing Committee (President). He currently chairs the Board of Examining Chaplains, and is an instructor of Old Testament and Theology in the Deacon’s School. Having graduated from Trinity School for Ministry in 2002, he has served on its Board of Trustees since 2007.
Fr. Greg married Elizabeth “Beth” Breland in 1982, who serves the Diocese as Assistant to the Bishop. They have two children: Rachel, who is married to Luke and lives in Colorado; and Sarah, who is a graduate of Samford University in Birmingham, AL.
- Mr. D. DuBose Egleston, Jr. '93, Head of School
- Mr. Francis C. (Cordes) Ford, IV '94, Chair, Porter-Gaud Foundation Board
D. DuBose Egleston, Jr. is the 6th Head of School of Porter-Gaud. He attended O’Quinn and then Porter-Gaud for 12 years, graduating in 1993. DuBose studied Chemistry and Biology at Furman University and later completed a Master’s in Business at The Citadel and graduate credits as a Kingenstein Fellow at Columbia University.
DuBose joined the Faculty and Staff at Porter-Gaud as Director of Technology in 2000. In 2006, DuBose became Assistant Head for Finance and Operations. DuBose took over as Interim Head in 2009 and became the permanent Head of School later that school year.
DuBose serves on the Governing Board for the National Association of Episcopal Schools and is a member of the Southern Headmasters’ Association and the Country Day School Headmasters’ Association of the United States.
DuBose and Nancy have been married 17 years and have 3 children who attend Porter-Gaud. They enjoy travel and sailing and the blessing of living on campus.
Cordes is a partner at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP. He is in his thirteenth year of practice, focusing on construction law and litigation. He began with Buist Moore Smythe McGee in 2003, which merged with Womble in 2011. The firm now has 550 lawyers in 15 offices across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, as well as in Palo Alto, California.
Cordes holds a BA in History from Furman University (1998) and a Juris Doctorate from University of South Carolina School of Law (2003).
Cordes is the current President of the Country Club of Charleston.
He is a member of the Porter-Gaud Class of 1994 (attended from 2nd grade on) and is married to Emily Pittard Ford, Class of 1995.
Cordes is a member of the Porter-Gaud Athletic Hall of Fame for Golf and Past President of the Porter-Gaud Alumni Association.
He has four children currently enrolled at Porter-Gaud – Nathaniel, Class of 2021; Eliza, Class of 2022; Cecilia, Class of 2025; Simon, Class of 2028.