On 12th March 2016, the Diocese gathered at a Special Convention at the Philadelphia Cathedral and elected the Rev. Canon Daniel G. P. Gutierrez to serve as the next Bishop of Pennsylvania.

God willing and the people consenting, he will be ordained and consecrated a Bishop in the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church and 16th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania on 16th July 2016 at 11 o’clock at New Covenant Church, 7500 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119 (map). The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, will be the chief consecrator.

Please Consider Contributing to a gift to buy vestments for the new bishop. Details Here.

Learn more about Bishop-elect Daniel Gutierrez:

Full details here

Video from the discernment gatherings here

We are working with a time of 11 o’clock on the 16th July. The Presiding Bishop’s office needs to confirm this time.

Volunteers Needed!

Many people will work together to make the ordination and consecration a successful and wonderful celebration in the life of our Diocese. We especially need volunteers to serve as greeters, ushers, choir members, and to help host the reception.

If you can volunteer in any of these capacities, please simply send an email to the email listed below, and let them know you are happy to help. Please include your email address and phone number so that they can be in touch with you:


I could serve as a greeter –
Email Sherrie Tatman:


I could serve as an usher –
Email Geoff Middleton:


I could sing in the choir (more details here) –
Email George Vosburgh:


I could help host the reception –
Email George Whitfield: