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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

Canon Jo Ann Hardy

Canon Administrator

Beth Rowley

Executive Assistant, Office of the Bishop

Jim Gettel

Canon for Congregational Life

Vicki Hesse

Executive Director of the Whitaker Institute

Eric Travis

Missioner for Youth and Young Adults

Anna Stania

Director of Communications, Editor of The Record

Jennifer Elliott

Secretary, Diocesan Administration

Kim Pratt

Program Assistant, Whitaker Institute

Mark Miliotto

Director of Finance

Kara Chapman


Tali Perry

Canine to the Ordinary