Curry, Michael Bruce

Curry, Michael Bruce,

1953–, American Episcopal bishop, b. Chicago, grad. Hobart College, 1975, Yale Divinity School, 1978. Ordained in 1978, he served as rector of churchs in Winston-Salem, N.C., Lincoln Heights, Ohio, and Baltimore before becoming bishop of North Carolina (2000–2015). In 2015 he was elected to succeeded Katharine Jefferts SchoriJefferts Schori, Katharine,
1954–, American Episcopal bishop, b. Pensacola, Fla. An oceanographer (Ph.D. Oregon State Univ., 1983) who had worked with the National Marine Fisheries Service, she was ordained an Episcopal priest in 1994 and served in Corvallis, Oreg.
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 as presiding bishop of the Episcopal ChurchEpiscopal Church,
Anglican church of the United States. Its separate existence as an American ecclesiastical body with its own episcopate began in 1789. Doctrine and Organization

The Episcopal Church maintains that the Holy Scriptures are the ultimate rule of faith.
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, becoming the first African American to head the church. Focusing on evangelism, social justice, and racial reconciliation, his writings include Crazy Christians: A Call to Follow Jesus (2013) and Songs My Grandma Sang (2015).