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|The Right Reverend
|XII Bishop of Rhode Island|
|Province||The Episcopal Church|
|See||St. John's Cathedral|
|Term ended||November 17, 2012|
|Predecessor||George Nelson Hunt, III|
|Successor||W. Nicholas Knisely Jr.|
|Consecration||February 17, 1996|
April 30, 1947 |
Brooklyn, New York
|Spouse||Thomas Charles Bair Jr.|
Geralyn Wolf (born April 30, 1947) is an American bishop who was the twelfth diocesan bishop of the Diocese of Rhode Island in the Episcopal Church. Wolf was consecrated as bishop on February 17, 1996.
Wolf is a native of West Chester, Pennsylvania and was raised Jewish before becoming a Christian around 1971. She graduated from West Chester University in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science degree. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in education from Trenton State College which she received in 1971. At Episcopal Divinity School in 1977 she earned a Master of Divinity degree.
Wolf was ordained to the diaconate in 1977, and the priesthood in 1978, in the Diocese of Pennsylvania.
Wolf serves on several national committees and is the liturgist for the House of Bishops. She is an associate of the Society of St. Margaret, a companion of the Oratory of the Good Shepherd, an ecumenical oblate of Mount Saviour Monastery in Elmira, New York, and has visited and worked with the Taizé community in France. She is the author of several published anthems and articles and creates whimsical figures that are made out of wood.
Wolf falls on the mainstream to progressive side of Episcopal Church politics and in 2003 supported the consecration of gay bishop Gene Robinson. But she defrocked the Episcopal Priest Ann Holmes Redding for Redding choosing to embrace the Islamic faith while remaining Christian.
In 2007 Wolf married Thomas Charles Bair Jr.
- List of Episcopal bishops of the United States
- Historical list of the Episcopal bishops of the United States
- Dujardin, Richard C. (April 22, 2007). "Bishop Wolf weds in "spirited ceremony"". Providence Journal.
- "About the Bishop". Bishop's Office. the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island. Retrieved July 3, 2010.
|Episcopal Church (USA) titles|
George Nelson Hunt, III
|12th Bishop of Rhode Island
17 February 1996 – November 2012
W. Nicholas Knisely Jr.