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Apostolic Celtic Church


At the Apostolic Celtic Church, our community is guided by a dedicated group of leaders who uphold the values and teachings of our faith. Among them, the Primus and the Provost hold important roles. The Primus, elected from the College of Bishops, provides leadership and represents our church. The Provost, on the other hand, is responsible for education and the formation of clergy. Learn more about our leadership and the College of Bishops by cling the links below.

Bishop Lyle Wilson


Guiding the Apostolic Celtic Church with wisdom and dedication is our Primus, Bishop Lyle Wilson. With a rich Christian background and a deep affinity for the contemplative and mystical traditions, Lyle brings a wealth of experience and spiritual insight to his role as the leader of our church.

Lyle’s lifelong passion for service is evident through his remarkable career in healthcare and education. With decades of experience in these fields, he has made a lasting impact on the lives of many. Now, as the Primus of the ACC, Lyle’s focus is on providing visionary leadership and fostering the spiritual growth of our community.

Lyle’s commitment to the education and development of our clergy is unwavering. Drawing upon his extensive background in teaching and curriculum development, he shares his wealth of knowledge with our community. Under his guidance, the Apostolic Celtic Church continues to grow, nurturing the faith of our members and empowering our community to make a positive difference in the world.

Bishop Ron Shelton


Ron Shelton, former Primus of the ACC, now serves as the Provost, overseeing the gathering and dissemination of the rich teachings and wisdom passed down by previous leaders in the movement. Since his retirement as Primus in 2018, Ron has been diligently collecting and sharing these invaluable teachings with the church community. Additionally, he played a pivotal role as the founder of the St. Andrews parish in Black Mountain, NC, leaving a lasting legacy within the ACC. As Provost, Ron’s passion lies in nurturing spiritual growth and fostering a deeper understanding of the Celtic Church’s traditions.