Bishop Ian Douglas

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Ian Theodore Douglas (born 20th May 1958 in  Fitchburg, Massachusetts) is the bishop of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut. He was ordained to the diaconate on June 11, 1988, and to the priesthood on June 24, 1989. He was elected fifteenth, and current, Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut on October 24, 2009. His election marked the first time in the diocese’s 224-year history that a priest from outside the diocese was elected bishop.[1] He was consecrated on April 17, 2010. He was previously Angus Dun Professor of Mission and World Christianity at Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He also served as priest associate at St. James’s Episcopal Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts from 1989-2010. Douglas earned degrees from Middlebury College (B.A.), Harvard University Graduate School of Education (Ed.M.), Harvard Divinity School (M.Div.) and Boston University (Ph.D.). Douglas is married to Kristin Harris. They are the parents of Luke, Timothy, and Johanna.

Douglas is a member of the Standing Committee of the Anglican Communion. He is also Vice-Chair of Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation.

On 1st May 2015, the Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church placed Bishop Douglas into nomination for election as the 27th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church.

He is the author of a number of reports and publications.

Ian married married Kristin Harris on 13th October 1984. They are the parents of: Luke (age 27 in 2017), Timothy (age 25), Johanna (age 22).

He enjoys Crossfit Fitness Training, Sailing, Skiing and Squash.

 

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