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About Diocese of Michigan

The Episcopal Diocese of Michigan was organized in 1832 by Episcopal parishes in the territory of Michigan (which included present-day Wisconsin). From its beginning St. Paul’s Church in Detroit (the current Cathedral) served as the see of the diocese, and the early bishops served as rector of St. Paul’s. When Michigan became a state the boundaries of the diocese were fixed as the boundaries of the state. As the church grew the bishops found it difficult to administer such a large area, and the parishes farther from Detroit desired a bishop closer to their own areas and more attuned to their local needs. To address these concerns the diocese eventually was divided three times. The current Diocese of Michigan includes only the Detroit Metropolitan Area and adjacent regions as far west as Lansing, Jackson, and Hillsdale.

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Contact Diocese of Michigan
(313) 833-4435

Bishop Bonnie Perry

11th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan

Tali Perry

Canine to the Ordinary

Canon Jo Ann Hardy

Canon to the Ordinary & Chief Operating Officer / Title IV Intake Officer

The Rev. Canon Ellen Ekevag

Canon for Congregational Development and Transitions

The Rev. Susie Shaefer

Associate for Transitions and Local Formation

The Rev. Sister Veronica Dunbar, "Sister Vee"

Missioner for Spirituality and Race

Mark Miliotto

Canon for Finance & Chief Financial Officer

Kara Chapman


Crystal Ramirez

Director of Administration

Susan Mason

Executive Assistant to the Bishop

Carmen Piggins

Missioner for Ministry with Young People

Dennis Boyd Jr.

Director of Communications