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Mariann Edgar Budde (born December 10, 1959)[1] is the diocesan bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. She was consecrated as the ninth Bishop of Washington in the Washington National Cathedral on November 12, 2011.[2] Prior to her election as Washington’s first female diocesan bishop, she served for 18 years as the rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota.[3]

Mariann Edgar Budde
Bishop of Washington
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ChurchThe Episcopal Church Flag of the US Episcopal Church.svg
ProvinceProvince III (Middle Atlantic)
PredecessorJohn Bryson Chane
Ordination28 May 1988 (deacon)
4 March 1989 (priest)
Consecration12 November 2011
by Katharine Jefferts Schori, 26th Presiding Bishop
Personal details
Born (1959-12-10) December 10, 1959 (age 59)
New Jersey
SpousePaul Budde
ChildrenAmos Budde and Patrick Budde
Alma materUniversity of Rochester
Virginia Theological Seminary



Budde completed her undergraduate work at the University of Rochester, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in history magna cum laude in 1982. She received her Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from the Virginia Theological Seminary. In May 2012, she was also awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from the same seminary.[4]

Budde is the author of Gathering up the Fragments: Preaching as Spiritual Practice.[5]

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  1. ^ Episcopal Clerical Directory 2013 (2013). New York: Church Publishing Inc. ISBN 978-0-89869-888-6, p. 138.
  2. ^ About Bishop Budde
  3. ^ "Welcome". Retrieved 2012-07-05.
  4. ^ "Virginia Theological Seminary ~ Fifty-three Awarded with Diplomas at Virginia Seminary Commencement". 2012-05-07. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
  5. ^ "Gathering Up The Fragments By: Mariann Edgar Budde - CSS Publishing Company, Inc". Retrieved 2012-07-05.

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