The Episcopal Church takes its name from the Greek word episcopos, meaning overseer or governor.
Theologically, Bishops are considered to be successors to the Apostles. Bishops, therefore, have the two-fold responsibility for the apostolic mission of the Church and for the oversight of that mission within a given geographic area, the Diocese.
The bishops, who in the Episcopal Church (unlike elsewhere in the Anglican Communion) are elected by the clergy and laity of the Diocese, are members of the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. Bishops confer Holy Orders upon deacons, priests, and other bishops, and administer the rite of Confirmation in addition to the usual priestly services. They visit the congregations, meet with the clergy, administer Confirmation, and preach the Word.
Find out more about the Bishops of the Episcopal Diocese of New York – Bishop Andrew M.L. Dietsche, Bishop Suffragan Allen K. Shin and Bishop Assistant Mary D. Glasspool by clicking on their names or by using the links on the left.
Bishop's Office Contacts
The Rt. Rev. Andrew M.L. Dietsche
Bishop of New York
The Rt. Rev. Allen K. Shin
The Rt. Rev. Mary D. Glasspool
The Rev. Canon John D. Perris
Canon to the Ordinary
The Rev. Canon K. Jeanne Person
Canon for Pastoral Care
The Rev. Nora Smith
Director of Strategic Programs, Intake Officer
Ms. Melissa Lopez-Sanchez
Executive Assistant to Bishop Dietsche
Ms. Michelle Chang
Executive Assistant to the Bishop Suffragan and the Assistant Bishop
Ms. Arlene Bullard
Bishop Dietsche’s Assistant for Special Projects & Assistant to the Canon to the Ordinary