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Michael B. Curry

Presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church

Michael B. Curry is the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church. He was elected June 27, 2015 and his nine-year term began Nov. 1, 2015. Since 2000, he has been the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, based in Raleigh. He received a master of divinity degree from Yale University Divinity School and has done continued study at The College of Preachers, Princeton Theological Seminary, Wake Forest University, the Ecumenical Institute at St. Mary’s Seminary and the Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies. He served in North Carolina, Ohio and Baltimore, Md., before his election as bishop in 2000.

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