Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania
The Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania is one of the dioceses of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. It was founded in 1905 as the Diocese of Harrisburg, separating from the original Diocese of Central Pennsylvania now known as the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem. The seat of the bishop and home of the diocesan offices is St. Stephen's Episcopal Cathedral at 221 North Front Street in Downtown Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Diocese of Central Pennsylvania
|Ecclesiastical province||Province III|
|Cathedral||St. Stephen's Episcopal Cathedral|
Location of the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania
From October 2006 until May 2014, Nathan D. Baxter was the bishop of the diocese. Following Baxter's retirement Robert Gepert was named as provisional bishop of the diocese. On 14 March 2015, Audrey Scanlan was elected to become the next bishop of the diocese, and was consecrated in September 2015.
List of BishopsEdit
|1st||Mark Antony De Wolfe Howe||1871-1891 (First Bishop of Central Pennsylvania, present day Diocese of Bethlehem)|
|2nd||Nelson Somerville Rulison||1891-1897 (Second Bishop of Central Pennsylvania, present day Diocese of Bethlehem)|
|3rd||Ethelbert Talbot||1898-1904 (Third Bishop of Central Pennsylvania, present day Diocese of Bethlehem)|
|4th||James Henry Darlington||1905- 1930 (First Bishop of Harrisburg after diocese was created in 1904)|
|5th||Hunter Wyatt-Brown||1931-1943 (Second Bishop of Harrisburg)|
|6th||J. Thomas Heistand 
||1943-1966 (Third Bishop of Harrisburg)|
|7th||Dean T. Stevenson||1966-1982 (Forth and Last Bishop of Harrisburg & First Bishop of Central Pennsylvania after name was changed in 1971)|
|8th||Charlie F. McNutt ||1982- 1995 (Coadjutor Bishop 1980–1982)|
|9th||Michael W. Creighton ||1996-2006|
|10th||Nathan D. Baxter 
|11th||Audrey Scanlan ||2015-present|
- Journal of the Proceedings of the Thirty-Eighth Annual Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church, Diocese of Central Pennsylvania Wilkes-Barr, Pa; The E.S. Yordly Co. title page, p.50.
- "Central Pennsylvania diocese elects Audrey Cady Scanlan as bishop", Episcopal News Service, The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, 15 March 2014, retrieved 15 March 2014