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The Rt. Rev. Dr. Glenda S. Curry

Bishop of the Diocese of Alabama

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Glenda S. Curry is the 12th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama. She was consecrated as bishop coadjutor on June 27, 2020, and was recognized and invested as bishop diocesan on January 9, 2021, at the Cathedral Church of the Advent.

Prior to her election, Curry served as the rector of All Saints Episcopal Church, Birmingham. Following her ordination to the priesthood she served as the rector of Epiphany Episcopal Church in Leeds. Prior to her ordination, Curry served as the president of Troy State University in Montgomery. She received her M.Div from the University of the South, Sewanee, in 2002.

She serves as chaplain to Province IV Daughters of the King (DOK) and as Bishop liaison to Episcopal Church Cursillo Ministries.

Bishop Curry is married to Bill, and they enjoy traveling, hiking, and spending time with their seven grandchildren.

To schedule an appointment with Bishop Curry, please email Elizabeth Blake or call 205-358-9224.

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The Rt. Rev. Brian N. Prior

The Rt. Rev. Brian N. Prior began serving in the Diocese of Alabama in January 2022. He served as diocesan bishop of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota from 2010-20, and served as Assisting Bishop in the Diocese of Olympia from 2020-2021.

Bishop Prior makes visitations, works with individual parishes, and provides leadership development across the diocese. He is also guiding the process of planning for Camp McDowell’s future, and the search for its next executive director. He is married to Staci, and together they have two sons. One of their favorite pastimes is traveling across the states in their Sprinter van.

To schedule an appointment with Bishop Curry, please email Elizabeth Blake or call 205-358-9224.

Our Staff

Phyllis Benington

Phyllis Benington

Receptionist

Elizabeth Blake

Elizabeth Blake

Executive Assistant to Bishop Curry

Breanna Carter

Breanna Carter

Missioner for Racial Healing and Pilgrimage

Claire Cotten

Claire Cotten

Director of Mission Funding

The Rev. Geoff Evans

The Rev. Geoff Evans

Canon to the Ordinary

Miles Parsons

Miles Parsons

Communications Director

Liza Lee Horton

Liza Lee Horton

Assistant to the Canons & Database Manager

The Rev. Kelley Hudlow

The Rev. Kelley Hudlow

Canon for Vocations and Community Engagement

Jen Manning

Jen Manning

Missioner for Youth, Campus, & Young Adult Ministries

Dara Miller

Dara Miller

Director of Finance and Administration

Whitney Moore-Shea

Whitney Moore-Shea

Interim Director, Camp McDowell

Makenzie Oeder

Makenzie Oeder

Assistant Director of Mission Funding and Human Resources

Kana Goldsmith

Kana Goldsmith

Executive Director of Sawyerville

Carrie Dennis

Carrie Dennis

Assistant Director of Sawyerville

The Venerable Catherine Schiesz

The Venerable Catherine Schiesz

Archdeacon