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The Rt. Rev. Dr. Audrey C. Scanlan

Bishop Scanlan

Welcome to the online presence of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania.

Whether you are one of the 12,000 Episcopalians in our diocese and a member of one of our 60 congregations, a fellow Christian stopping by, or someone exploring your spirituality and seeking a closer walk with God, we are glad that you have found your way here.

The Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania is a community committed to the mission of God, worshipping and working together for justice, peace and the reign of God’s love. We join in God’s mission by coming together on Sundays, through study and service, and by seeking and serving Christ in all persons.

I hope that you will find something here that informs, inspires and excites you.

Please know that you are welcome—just as you are—in any one of our congregations. We look forward to seeing you.

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Audrey Scanlan is the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania. She was elected to this position on March 14, 2015, and ordained and consecrated as the eleventh bishop of the diocese of Central Pennsylvania on Sept. 12, 2015, in Harrisburg.

Audrey comes to Pennsylvania from Connecticut where she served on diocesan staff as the Canon for Mission Collaboration and Congregational Life. Before that, Audrey was the Rector of two yoked congregations in central Connecticut and has also served two other local congregations in her ministerial life. She has a particular interest in congregational vitality, creative and adaptive use of church buildings, local mission and community engagement. Audrey is the co-founder of Rhythms of Grace, a worship and formation program for children with special needs, has co-authored three volumes of lesson plans and holds a doctorate in the Theology of Disability.

Audrey and her husband Glenn have been married since 1984 and are the parents of three adult children—Emma, William and Harriet. Hiking, cooking, running and playing the cello are among Audrey’s hobbies.

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