William Persell

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The Right Reverend
William D. Persell
Episcopal Diocese of Chicago
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Church Episcopal Church
Installed March 1999
Term ended January 2008
Predecessor William W. Wiedrich
Successor Jeffrey Lee
Other posts Bishop of Nevada
Ordination 1969 (priest)
Personal details
Born c. 1942-1943
Rochester, New York
Nationality American
Denomination Episcopalian
Parents Charles B. Persell, Jr.
Spouse Nancy Pollard Persell
Children Six
Alma mater Hobart College
Episcopal Divinity School

William D. Persell (born May 6, 1943) is an American bishop, formerly the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago (1999–2008). He was born in Rochester, New York,[1] the son of Charles B. Persell, Jr., Suffragan Bishop of Albany.[2] Persell graduated from Hobart College and the Episcopal Divinity School. After leaving the Diocese of Chicago, he became the assisting bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio.[3][4]


  1. ^ Profile
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Profile-Episcopal Diocese of Ohio
  4. ^ Brachear, Manya A. (June 22, 2007). "Bishop's work never done". Chicago Tribune. Chicago, Illinois. Retrieved December 26, 2016.