Ian Douglas was ordained and consecrated on April 17, 2010 as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut. He previously served as the Angus Dun Professor of Mission and World Christianity at Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts and an associate priest at St. James’s Church, Cambridge, Mass.
Ian has written extensively on mission, missiology, and the Anglican Communion, and has provided expert commentary and opinion for national media, print and broadcast. He served on the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) as a priest and on the Standing Committee of the Anglican Communion from the ACC; as a bishop he continues to serve on the Standing Committee of the Anglican Communion. He also served on the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church but resigned after his consecration as bishop. Ian received an honorary degree from Episcopal Divinity School in May 2010.
Daniel G. P. Gutiérrez serves as the 16th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. The mystery of the Eucharist, scripture, and Jesus Christ are spiritual foundations for Gutiérrez. As a budding (sometimes clumsy but always eager) apprentice of Jesus, he is most influenced by His words to Peter: ‘Feed my sheep.’ He believes there is no greater calling than serving Jesus and following this instruction with each action he takes. He is blessed and grateful to be a bishop, a shepherd and a fellow sojourner. He is married to best friend Suzanne and rejoice in their son Jude, who attends the University of New Mexico.
Bonnie Perry was ordained and consecrated the 11th bishop of Michigan on February 8, 2020. In January 2022, she became a co-convener of Bishops United Against Gun Violence.
Bishop Perry has been involved in working against gun violence for decades, including as co-founder and co-convener of the Diocese of Chicago’s CROSSWalk initiative when she was rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Chicago. She was an active participant in the Bishops United 2017 Unholy Trinity conference in Chicago, and since becoming bishop of Michigan, she has been active in responding to urban gun violence and mass shootings in her diocese. In October 2020, she helped lead the Bishops United Against Gun Violence online Service of Lament, Hope and Resolve, which took place one week before Election Day.
Bishop Perry earned a doctor of ministry degree from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, a master of divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary and a bachelor’s degree in biology from the College of the Holy Cross. She was ordained in 1990 in the Diocese of Newark.
Bishop Perry is also an internationally recognized sea kayak coach and guide, holding top coaching and guiding credentials in both the British Canoe Union (BCU) and the American Canoe Association (ACA).
Mark Beckwith was consecrated as the 10th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark in January 2007 and served until his retirement in September 2018. Prior to his election as bishop, Mark was rector of All Saints Church, Worcester, Massachusetts, in the Diocese of Western Massachusetts since 1993. He also served as associate rector of St. Peter’s, Morristown and rector of Christ Church, Hackensack.
Mark was a founding co-convener of Bishops United Against Gun Violence. In 2019, he began serving as a bishop liaison to the network to foster relationships and develop partnerships with groups working in the gun violence prevention arena.