Catherine Waynick

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The Right Reverend
Cate Waynick
Provisional Bishop of Eastern Michigan
Church Episcopal Church (United States)
Diocese Diocese of Indianapolis
In office 1997 to 2017
Retired April 29, 2017
Predecessor Edward Witker Jones
Successor Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows
Consecration June 7, 1997
Personal details
Born (1948-11-13) November 13, 1948 (age 69)
Nationality American
Denomination Anglicanism

Catherine Elizabeth Maples "Cate" Waynick (born November 13, 1948)[1] is an American Anglican bishop. She was the tenth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis from 1997 to 2017. She was elected Bishop Coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis in January 1997, was consecrated on June 7 of that year, and became the Diocesan Bishop on September 10, 1997. She succeeded Edward Witker Jones, who served from 1978 to 1997. At the 2015 Diocesan Convention, Bishop Waynick announced plans to retire, and called for the election of a new bishop to be consecrated in 2017. She was succeeded by Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows on April 29, 2017. Bishop Waynick was called to serve as Provisional Bishop for the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan on October 21, 2017.[2]


Waynick attended Central Michigan University from 1966 to 1968. In 1981 she earned a BA in Religious Studies from Madonna College. She attended St. John Provincial Seminary in Plymouth, MI, earning her Master of Divinity degree in 1985. She began work on a Doctor of Ministry degree at the Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit, concentrating on the field of Spiritual Direction, and was granted an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree in May 1998 from The General Theological Seminary in New York City.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Catherine married Larry Waynick, a retired elementary school principal, and has two married children .[4]


  1. ^ Episcopal Clerical Directory 2013 (2013). New York: Church Publishing Inc. ISBN 978-0-89869-888-6, p. 1014.
  2. ^ Forsyth, Katie. "BISHOP WAYNICK ELECTED BISHOP PROVISIONAL". Diocese of Eastern Michigan. Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan. Retrieved 31 Oct 2017. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 27, 2012. Retrieved September 2, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Bishop". 1997-09-10. Retrieved 2016-05-22. 

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