The Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis Office
Bishop The Right Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows
The Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows was elected 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis on the second ballot on Friday, October 28, at Christ Church Cathedral Indianapolis. The election culminated a nearly two-year discernment and search process by the diocese at the 179th Diocesan Convention. She succeeds the Right Reverend Catherine M. Waynick who retired in April 2017.
She was consecrated as the 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis on April 29, 2017.
Biography & Background...
Canon to the Ordinary, The Rev. Canon Bruce Gray
The Rev. Canon Gray works with clergy and vestries to help parishes thrive. At times this work includes helping with conflicted situations, as well as direct pastoral care with clergy.
Bruce is working on strategic planning for different regions of the diocese by working with the local congregational leadership. He serves as the Staff Liaison to Mission Strategy, Standing Committee, Ministry in Higher Education, Waycross, and Christian Formation.
Bruce offers regular events such as the Vestry College, Under One Roof, and the Ministry Swap Meet for the whole diocese as well as congregational education programs. He also supervises the planning and operation of our annual Diocesan Convention.
Most Sundays Bruce is preaching in different congregations around the diocese. As Canon to the Ordinary, he serves as chief of staff in the bishop’s absence.
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Kathy Copas' ministry focuses on communication and evangelism, blending mission and message. She writes and edits the monthly e-zine, produces content for the diocesan website, social media, and various other e-tools and publications, assists parishes and diocesan ministries with their communication tools, produces videos/DVDs, and coordinates several other communication/media-related projects including “teching” Diocesan Convention. She also assists parishes in claiming their identity and purpose, sharing their stories, talking about their faith and church, and attracting and engaging parish newcomers. She oversees diocesan signage and advertising grants. And, she leads training for ushers and greeters, evangelism and communication committees, and others engaged in community outreach. She also is very involved in Indiana and US disaster relief and rebuilding efforts.
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The Right Rev. Catherine (Cate) Maples Waynick was elected Bishop Coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis in January of 1997. She was consecrated on June 7 of that year, and became the Diocesan Bishop on September 10, 1997, and served until her retirement on April 29, 2017, when The Right Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows was consecrated as the 11th bishop of the diocese.