Santosh Marray ’09, D.D. ’16 Elected Bishop of Easton

Marray_Commencement16The Rt. Rev. Santosh K. Marray, who received his S.T.M. from The General Theological Seminary in 2009, as well as a D.D. honoris causa at our most recent Commencement, has been elected as the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Easton. The convention was held at Trinity Cathedral, Easton, Maryland on June 11, 2016. Marray is currently an assistant bishop in the Diocese of Alabama and was Bishop of Seychelles, Province of the Indian Ocean, from 2005-2008. He also served as an assistant bishop in the Diocese of East Carolina from 2009-2012. Prior to being elected bishop, he served a small parish in Florida, and multi-church parishes in his native country, Guyana, and the Bahamas. A more detailed biography is here. 

Pending canonical consent from a majority of The Episcopal Church’s diocesan bishops and a majority of diocesan Standing Committees, Marray will be installed on October 15, during a service at the Todd Performing Arts Center, Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, Maryland, with Presiding Bishop, Michael B. Curry, officiating.

The Rt. Rev. Henry Nutt Parsley Jr., Class of 1973, the 10th Bishop of Alabama, who became Provisional Bishop of Easton in 2014, will be retiring.