In 2005 Bishop Nedd became the youngest bishop in the world, and in 2010, the youngest archbishop in the world. As Archbishop of the Episcopal Missionary Church, Bishop Nedd presided over Anglican churches in the United States, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). During 2011 while living in the UAE, Bishop Nedd had multiple private audiences with members of the royal family. One of the crowning achievements of his term as archbishop has been the successful rescue of an entire family of persecuted Syrian Christians, whom he helped establish asylum in Scotland. Bishop Nedd facilitated an unprecedented intercommunion agreement with the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and also led delegations to ecumenical dialogues with the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem and the Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land.
Bishop Nedd’s interest in education and young people led him to take a two-year sabbatical from the politics of Washington, to teach U.S. history and to establish and coach a policy debate team at a public charter high school in the nation’s capital. Bishop Nedd also helped establish a rugby team at another D.C. charter school, serving kids from underserved communities. Although no longer teaching, Bishop Nedd has provided scholarships to assist needy children, has established a primary school in Nairobi, Kenya, and even raised money to reopen and staff an orphanage in Abuja, Nigeria. Despite all the demands on Bishop Nedd’s time, he still manages to preach at St. Alban’s Anglican Church in State College, PA about 45 Sundays per year while also serving as a Pennsylvania State Constable.
Council can be heard regularly on talk radio and seen on Fox News of CNN, providing commentary on a wide range of public policy issues including law enforcement, health care, education, the war on terror and Islamic extremism, second amendment rights, the right to life, and religious freedom. His op-eds can be read regularly in various newspapers around the country, and he is a recognized conservative on social media, where he can often be found engaging his 50k followers on Twitter.