Shannon MacVean-Brown

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The Right Reverend

Shannon MacVean-Brown

D. Min.
Bishop of Vermont
ChurchEpiscopal Church
ElectedMay 19, 2019
In office2019-present
PredecessorThomas C. Ely
ConsecrationSeptember 28, 2019
by Michael Curry
Personal details

Shannon MacVean-Brown is an American prelate of the Episcopal Church who is the eleventh and current Bishop of Vermont, since 2019.


MacVean-Brown graduated with a Master of Divinity from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in 2004 and has a Doctor of Ministry from Ecumenical Theological Seminary. She was ordained deacon in 2004 and priest in 2005 in the Diocese of Michigan.[1]

Prior to her election, she was interim rector at St Thomas' Church in Franklin, Indiana. She was elected Bishop of Vermont on May 18, 2019 during a Special Electing Convention which took place in Burlington, Vermont.[2] She was consecrated on September 28, 2019 at Ira Allen Chapel in Burlington by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. [3]


  1. ^ Shannon MacVean-Brown ordained and consecrated as bishop of Vermont, Episcopal News Service, New York, 01 October 2019. Retrieved on 09 November 2019.
  2. ^ Episcopal Church in Vermont elects Shannon MacVean-Brown as 11th bishop, Episcopal News Service, New York, 20 May 2019. Retrieved on 09 November 2019.
  3. ^ The Rt. Rev. Shannon MacVean-Brown, Bishop of Vermont, Diocese of Vermont, Burlington, 28 September 2019. Retrieved on 09 November 2019.