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Budde elected bishop of Washington (DC)

Budde elected bishop of Washington (DC)

The Rev. Dr. Mariann Edgar Budde has been elected bishop for the Diocese of Washington DC on the second ballot pending consents from the Bishops and Standing Committees of the Episcopal Church. Budde was selected by the clergy on the first ballot.


From the Diocese of Washington:

The Episcopal Diocese of Washington elected the Rev. Dr. Mariann Edgar Budde (pronounced “buddy”) as its first female diocesan bishop on June 18, pending the required consents from a majority of bishops with jurisdiction and standing committees of the Episcopal Church.

Budde, 52, rector of St. John’s, Minneapolis, Minn., was elected on the second ballot out of a field of five nominees. She received 102 votes of 163 cast in the lay order and 137 of 175 cast in the clergy order. An election on that ballot required 82 in the lay order and 88 in the clergy order.

Her biography is here.

Questions asked for video:

When you retire as Bishop of Washington, what do you hope to be most remembered for?

What vision might you have for children, youth, and young adult ministry in the Diocese of Washington?

There is a pilot program in the works for a vocational diaconate in the Diocese of Washington, how do you feel about the vocational diaconate and do you see it having a place in this diocese

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Ross Stuckey

Congratulations from a former parishioner of Ascension & St. Agnes, a graduate of VTS, and now a retired priest in West Missouri. May your ministry in Washington be a blessing.

Neil Willard

My next door neighbors will miss their priest, and I will miss a wise colleague.

Nevertheless, rejoice and be glad!

The Rev. Neil Alan Willard

St. Stephen’s Church

Edina, Minnesota

Owen Burdick

Congratulations Bishop. As a nickle that goes in one of your juke boxes I look forward to welcoming you, personally, as well as musically! — Owen Burdick (Organist – Ascension & St Agnes Church)

Rev Nawny

Congratulations to The Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde and to the Diocese of Washington! Well done! Can’t wait to see how your ministry unfolds with this new leadership!

Rev. Tammy Wooliver

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