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Santosh Kumar Marray, is the eleventh and current Bishop of the Diocese of Easton. He was previously the Assistant Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama. He joined the Diocese of East Carolina in October 2009 as an Assistant Bishop. He came to the post from the Diocese of Florida, where he was serving as an interim rector for St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church in Jacksonville, Fla. Prior to that, he was Bishop of Seychelles, a group of islands in the western Indian Ocean.
Bishop Marray is the third of six children born to the late Gurdat and Chandrawati Marray in Guyana, South America. He was reared as a Hindu, the traditional religion of his parents and ancestors, and converted to Christianity when he was 16 years old while attending small, rural Anglican church.
He earned a B.A. in theology from the University of West Indies, and a diploma in pastoral studies from Codrington College in Barbados. At Codrington, he was awarded the Bishop Coleridge Prize for the best graduating student in theology. He earned his D.Min. degree from Colgate Rochester Divinity School/Bexley Hall Episcopal Seminary in Rochester, New York, and went on to earn his Master of Laws in Canon Law from the Cardiff University Centre for Law and Religion in the United Kingdom. He also holds a Master’s in Sacred Theology from General Theological Seminary in New York.
In September 2008, the Board of Governors of Bexley Hall Episcopal Seminary in Columbus, Ohio, awarded Marray the degree of Doctor of Divinity (Honoris Causa) in recognition of his contribution to the church in various parts of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
Marray was ordained as deacon at St. George's Cathedral in Georgetown, Guyana, in January 1981 and, eleven months later, as priest of All Saints’ Church in New Amsterdam, Guyana. He has since served parishes in Guyana, in the Bahamas, Florida and the Seychelles, where he was ordained Bishop of Seychelles.
He was a member of the Anglican Communion Covenant Design Group, charged by the Archbishop of Canterbury to develop and draft an Anglican Covenant for the communion, and he serves the wider Anglican Communion as a Pastoral Visitor for the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Marray is married to Nalini who is a schoolteacher; the couple live in Greenville. They have two adult children, a daughter, Amanda, and a son, Ingram, who is married to Tenille Barton.