A New Call for Michael Durning ‘87


The Rev. Canon Michael Durning, Class of 1987 and a member of our Alumni Executive Committee, will be joining the Bishop’s staff of the Diocese of Oklahoma as Canon to the Ordinary on April 15th, 2019.

Durning brings 30 years of ministry experience to the diocese during a time of transition.

Prior to his 2018 retirement, Durning served for 21 years as Canon to the Ordinary in the Diocese of Southwest Florida. His roles have included Diocesan Transitions Minister and staff resource for the ordination/discernment process. Over the past 30 years, he has had parish assignments in Naples, Marco Island and Longboat Key, Florida. Prior to ordination, he worked in the publishing business as an Art Director and Book Designer.

Durning and his spouse Bonnie Jean have been married over 45 years. They have three children and three grandchildren.