Bonnie Perry

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Bonnie A. Perry

11th Bishop of Michigan
ChurchEpiscopal Church
ElectedJune 1, 2019
In officeFebruary 8, 2020-
PredecessorWendell Gibbs

Bonnie A. Perry is a bishop in the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. She was elected the Diocese of Michigan's eleventh diocesan bishop on June 1, 2019, which made her the first woman and first openly gay priest elected as an Episcopal bishop in Michigan.[1]


Perry was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Biology in 1984 from College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts. In 1988 she earned a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York, NY. In 1998 she earned a Doctorate of Ministry specializing in Congregational Development from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL.


Perry was ordained a deacon in June 1990, then as a priest in December 1990 in the Diocese of Newark by Bishop John Shelby Spong. She served as Associate Rector for Christ Church in Ridgewood NJ from 1989-1991, then Interim Rector for St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Clifton NJ from September 1991 to October 1992. She served as Congregational Development Vicar for All Saints' Episcopal Church, Chicago from 1992-2000, then as their rector from 2000 on.[2]

She was a candidate for Bishop of Minnesota in 2009.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Villagomez, Jessica. "Rev. Bonnie Perry elected bishop for the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan".
  2. ^ "Resume" (PDF). 2019. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  3. ^ "MINNESOTA: Diocese announces three candidates for bishop". Episcopal News Service. July 31, 2009.

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Episcopal Church (USA) titles
Preceded by
Wendell Gibbs
11th Bishop of Michigan