Kee Sloan

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The Right Reverend

John McKee Sloan
ChurchEpiscopal Church (United States)
by Katharine Jefferts Schori, 26th Presiding Bishop
Personal details
Born (1955-11-13) November 13, 1955 (age 64)

The Right Reverend John McKee Sloan (born November 13, 1955)[1] currently serves as the eleventh and current Bishop of the Diocese of Alabama. A native of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Kee received his Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Mississippi State University in 1976 and his Master of Divinity degree from the School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, in 1981.

Before being elected Alabama’s Bishop Suffragan in 2008, Kee served as Curate for Holy Cross in Olive Branch and St. Timothy’s in Horn Lake, Mississippi (1981–83); as Vicar of the Church of the Incarnation in West Point, Mississippi (1983–86); as Rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Grenada, Mississippi (1986–90); as Chaplain at the University of Mississippi and Assistant Rector at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Oxford, Mississippi (1990–93); and as Rector of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Huntsville, Alabama (1993–2007). In 2011, Kee was elected as the 11th Diocesan Bishop of the Diocese of Alabama, being invested in January, 2012.[2]

In 1987, Kee married the former Tina Brown of Leland, Mississippi; they met at a Special Session for people with mental and physical disabilities at Camp Bratton-Green in Mississippi. In 1989 their son McKee was born, and in 1994 their daughter Mary Nell was born.

Kee has participated in nearly twenty medical mission trips to Honduras. At the diocesan level, he has served as Director of Special Sessions for people with mental and physical disabilities at diocesan camps in Mississippi and Alabama. He founded the Special Session program in the Diocese of Alabama. He has been a member and president of the Standing Committee. In the national church, he currently serves as a member of the Standing Commission for Liturgy and Music. [3]

Kee is the author of two semi-autobiographical books, Jabbok and its sequel Beulah. [4]

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  1. ^ Episcopal Clerical Directory 2013 (2013). New York: Church Publishing Inc. ISBN 978-0-89869-888-6, p. 886.
  2. ^ ENS Staff (07-17-2011), "John McKee Sloan elected 11th bishop of Alabama". Episcopal News Service. Retrieved November 4, 2014.
  3. ^ Biographical Sketch of John McKee Sloan
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