Most Episcopalians at Pitt are from other dioceses, but will be interested to know that the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh voted Saturday to name the Rev. Dorsey W. M. McConnell as its next bishop.
Bishop-elect McConnell was Campus Chaplain at Yale University from 1985–1989.
“St. Paul says we are called to be ambassadors of reconciliation. If we are going to offer that to the world, we certainly have to do it among ourselves,” said Bishop-elect McConnell. “We can be an exciting witness,” the bishop-elect continued. “There is no better place to build bridges than Pittsburgh.”
The Right Rev. Kenneth L. Price, Jr., who has been serving as Bishop of Pittsburgh on an interim basis since 2009, praised the choice, saying “I came to know Dorsey during the search process and I was immediately impressed. The diocese will be in good hands with him as bishop.”
Bishop-elect McConnell is currently rector of the Church of the Redeemer in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. He was chosen from a slate of five nominees voted on by the clergy and lay deputies participating in a Special Convention of the diocese convened solely to elect a new bishop.
We hope to have Bishop McConnell visit one of our Heinz Chapel services next semester.