The Diocese of Wilmington has appointed a Catholic cemeteries veteran to be the next executive director of its Catholic Cemeteries Inc.
Scott Hudson, the longtime superintendent of Cathedral Cemetery in Wilmington, has been promoted to executive director, according Msgr. Steven P. Hurley, diocesan vicar general and moderator of the curia.
Msgr. Hurley said Hudson has been serving as interim executive director since June when longtime Executive Director Mark Christian retired after 44 years with Catholic Cemeteries.
“It became clear early on that he possessed the knowledge and professionalism to take on the responsibilities of the executive director on a permanent basis,” Msgr. Hurley said in a message to staff earlier this week.
Hudson, 55, lives in Clayton and has worked for the diocese the last 15 years. He has served in dual roles the last 18 months as superintendent of both Cathedral and All Saints Cemetery in Wilmington. He said among his top priorities is to fill the vacancies at All Saints and elsewhere. The diocese also owns Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Dagsboro.