Bishop Duncan Retires as 4th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast

Posted by on Jun 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Bishop Duncan Retires as 4th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast
The Rt. Rev. Philip M. Duncan is retiring in July 2015 after 14 years overseeing 62 churches and 20,000 parishioners in the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast.

Bishop Duncan said he was happiest when doing visitations and ministry with the congregations of the Diocese, working with the clergy and the people. “I enjoyed preaching and teaching and helping others actualize their ministries and grow in their faith.”

But Duncan has also enjoyed his work in the wider church, where he has chaired the Standing Commission on Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations for the Episcopal Church, a responsibility due to end this summer. He also met with the United Methodist Church’s Council of Bishops for a time, exploring “how we might do more ministry together.”

Bishop and Kathy Duncan will depart for Austin, Texas, where they have bought a house just southwest of the downtown area and near the University of Texas and the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest. Duncan hopes to do some teaching in his retirement and perhaps write something on church growth. He and Kathy will also be traveling later this year, including time in Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Mackinac Island, Michigan; and Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The Episcopal Community is grateful for the guidance we have received from Bishop Duncan, as our National Chaplain. Bishop Duncan will serve as National Chaplain for the 2015-2018 Triennium.

 

                         

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