Our Bishops

We are an ad hoc group of more than 100 Episcopal bishops who have come together to explore means of reducing the appalling levels of gun violence in our society, and to advocate for policies and legislation that save lives.

Conveners


Bishop Ian Douglas
Diocese of Connecticut

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.


Bishop Daniel Gutiérrez
Diocese of Pennsylvania

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.


Bishop Steven Miller
Diocese of Milwaukee

Steven Andrew Miller was consecrated on October 18, 2003 as the 11th bishop of the Diocese of Milwaukee. He graduated from Michigan State University in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in history and received his Master of Divinity degree from the General Theological Seminary in 1984 and was ordained a deacon and a priest that year. In 2004, he was awarded the Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa) by the General Theological Seminary.

Steven previously served parishes in Missouri and Virginia and was noted for his ability to attract young people and families to church life with activities, events and outreach opportunities, including mission outreach to Central America. His early experience kindled a special and ongoing interest in working with congregations in rural areas. He is a certified trainer for the Church Development Institute, specializing in leading vestry retreats and revitalization consultations for congregations of all sizes.

Founding Convener


Bishop Mark Beckwith (retired)
Episcopal Diocese of Newark

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.

Network Bishops


Bishop Skip Adams
Diocese of South Carolina

Bishop Laura Ahrens
Diocese of Connecticut

Bishop Lloyd Allen
Diocese of Honduras

Bishop Marc Andrus
Diocese of California

Bishop David Bailey
Episcopal Church in Navajoland

Bishop Scott Barker
Diocese of Nebraska

Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows
Diocese of Indianapolis

Bishop Nathan Baxter (retired)
Diocese of Central Pennsylvania

Bishop Mark Beckwith (retired)
Episcopal Diocese of Newark

Bishop Barry Beisner (retired)
Diocese of Northern California

Bishop Patrick Bell
Diocese of Eastern Oregon

Bishop Charles Bennison (retired)
Diocese of Pennsylvania

Bishop Fred Borsch (in memoriam)
Diocese of Los Angeles

Bishop Tom Breidenthal
Diocese of Southern Ohio

Bishop Jennifer Brooke-Davidson
Diocese of Virginia

Bishop Thomas Brown
Diocese of Maine

Bishop Kevin Brown
Diocese of Delaware

Bishop Mariann Budde
Diocese of Washington

Bishop Brian Cole
Diocese of East Tennessee

Bishop Jim Curry
Diocese of Connecticut

Bishop Andrew Dietsche
Diocese of New York

Bishop Joe Doss (retired)
Diocese of New Jersey

Bishop Ian Douglas
Diocese of Connecticut

Bishop Andy Doyle
Diocese of Texas

Bishop DeDe Duncan-Probe
Diocese of Central New York

Bishop Francisco Duque
Diocese of Colombia

Bishop Peter Eaton
Diocese of Southeast Florida

Bishop Dan Edwards (retired)
Diocese of Nevada

Bishop Thomas Ely (retired)
Diocese of Vermont

Bishop Martin Field
Diocese of West Missouri

Bishop Douglas Fisher
Diocese of Western Massachusetts

Bishop Jeff Fisher
Diocese of Texas

Bishop Bill Franklin
Diocese of Long Island

Bishop Carol Gallagher
Diocese of Massachusetts

Bishop Alan Gates
Diocese of Massachusetts

Bishop Wendell Gibbs (retired)
Diocese of Michigan

Bishop Susan Goff
Diocese of Virginia

Bishop Daniel Gutiérrez
Diocese of Pennsylvania

Bishop Sandy Hampton (retired)
Diocese of Olympia

Bishop Michael Hanley
Diocese of Oregon

Bishop Barbara Harris (in memoriam)
Diocese of Massachusetts

Bishop Gayle Harris
Diocese of Massachusetts

Bishop Dena Harrison
Diocese of Texas

Bishop Scott Hayashi
Diocese of Utah

Bishop Robert Hirschfeld
Diocese of New Hampshire

Bishop Anne Hodges-Copple
Diocese of North Carolina

Bishop Mark Hollingsworth
Diocese of Ohio

Bishop Whayne Hougland
Diocese of Western Michigan

Bishop Carlye Hughes
Diocese of Newark

Bishop Michael Hunn
Diocese of the Rio Grande

Bishop Robert Ihloff
Diocese of Maryland

Bishop Shannon Johnston (retired)
Diocese of Virginia

Bishop Nick Knisely
Diocese of Rhode Island

Bishop Chilton Knudsen
Diocese of Washington

Bishop Mark Van Koevering
Diocese of Lexington

Bishop Ed Konieczny
Diocese of Oklahoma

Bishop Stephen Lane (retired)
Diocese of Maine

Bishop Jeff Lee
Diocese of Chicago

Bishop Kym Lucas
Diocese of Colorado

Bishop Shannon MacVean-Brown
Diocese of Vermont

Bishop Jim Mathes (retired)
Diocese of San Diego

Bishop Scott Mayer
Diocese of Northwest Texas

Bishop Jack McKelvey (retired)
Diocese of Rochester

Bishop José McLoughlin
Diocese of Western North Carolina

Bishop Steven Miller
Diocese of Milwaukee

Bishop Kevin Nichols
Diocese of Bethlehem

Bishop Robert O’Neill (retired)
Diocese of Colorado

Bishop Bonnie Perry
Diocese of Michigan

Bishop Brian Prior
Diocese of Minnesota

Bishop Larry Provenzano
Diocese of Long Island

Bishop Rayford Ray
Diocese of Northern Michigan

Bishop Jennifer Reddall
Diocese of Arizona

Bishop Gretchen Rehberg
Diocese of Spokane

Bishop David Rice
Diocese of San Joaquin

Bishop Greg Rickel
Diocese of Olympia

Bishop Nedi Rivera
Diocese of Eastern Oregon

Bishop Phoebe Roaf
Diocese of West Tennessee

Bishop Sam Rodman
Diocese of North Carolina

Bishop Audrey Scanlan
Diocese of Central Pennsylvania

Bishop Alan Scarfe
Diocese of Iowa

Bishop Tom Shaw (in memoriam)
Diocese of Massachusetts

Bishop Allen Shin
Diocese of New York

Bishop Prince Singh
Diocese of Rochester

Bishop Dabney Smith
Diocese of Southwest Florida

Bishop Kirk Smith (retired)
Diocese of Arizona

Bishop Susan Brown Snook
Diocese of San Diego

Bishop Douglas Sparks
Diocese of Northern Indiana

Bishop Chip Stokes
Diocese of New Jersey

Bishop Eugene Sutton
Diocese of Maryland

Bishop John Taylor
Diocese of Los Angeles

Bishop Cabell Tennis (retired)
Diocese of Delaware

Bishop Morris Thompson
Diocese of Louisiana

Bishop Michael Vono (retired)
Diocese of the Rio Grande

Bishop Jim Waggoner (retired)
Diocese of Spokane

Bishop Andrew Waldo
Diocese of Upper South Carolina

Bishop Pierre Whalon (retired)
Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe

Bishop Dean Wolfe
Rector, St. Bart’s NYC