Eugene Sutton

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The Right Reverend
Eugene Sutton
Bishop of Maryland
Church Episcopal Church
Province III
Diocese Maryland
See Baltimore
Appointed 29 June 2008
Predecessor Robert W. Ihloff
Successor Incumbent
Consecration 28 June 2008
by Katharine Jefferts Schori
Personal details
Born (1954-01-09) January 9, 1954 (age 63)
Washington, D.C.
Spouse Sonya Subbayya Sutton
Children 4
Alma mater Hope College
Western Theological Seminary
Princeton Theological Seminary

Eugene Taylor Sutton (born January 9, 1954[1]) is the 14th and current Episcopal Bishop of Maryland.

Early life and education[edit]

Sutton grew up in Washington, D.C. as a Baptist. He graduated from Hope College in Holland, Michigan, in 1976 and earned a Master of Divinity degree from Western Theological Seminary in the same city.


As well as serving parishes in New Jersey and Washington, D.C., Sutton also taught at the Vanderbilt University Divinity School, the General Theological Seminary, and the New Brunswick Theological Seminary.


A convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland held at St James Episcopal Church (Baltimore, Maryland) elected Sutton as bishop on the first ballot. He was consecrated at the Washington National Cathedral on June 28, 2008, where he had served as canon pastor. The first African American bishop for the Diocese of Maryland, Sutton was installed in the Cathedral of the Incarnation (Baltimore) on June 29, 2008.


  1. ^ Episcopal Clerical Directory 2013 (2013). New York: Church Publishing Inc. ISBN 978-0-89869-888-6, p. 936.
Episcopal Church (USA) titles
Preceded by
Robert Ihloff
14th Bishop of Maryland