The Rt. Reverend Daniel G. P. Gutiérrez

Bishop Gutiérrez outside of St. John's Diocesan Center.

Our life as Episcopalians begins with Jesus Christ.

Everything we do, everything we are and everything we aspire to be. Our love of the Bible, prayer, the Eucharist and our engagement with the world.

This Diocese has an extraordinary history and a dynamic future.

When people think of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, they think of the birth of the Episcopal Church, the founding of our Country, William White, Absalom Jones, the Philadelphia 11, justice and hope.

There is truly a revolutionary spirit in this diocese. As your bishop, my call is to be a shepherd, a pastor, to cast the vision, to plant the seeds and work in the field with you. To serve and empower you. And, most importantly, to love you.

Our purpose is to know Jesus and change the world. We can do that by proclaiming the Gospel, empowering our churches, and addressing the pain and poverty. We have the gifts, resources, people, and faith. Together we are change agents for Christ.

We are one body in Jesus Christ. Every day we journey together as a community. Let’s be co-creators in Christ, innovative, resourceful and faithful.

Let our work change the church. Let us embrace and welcome people into our communities and churches, support those that are vulnerable and address inequality. What starts here will indeed change the world – in his name — for the better.

Our future shines bright and we will thrive, not simply survive. We have Jesus Christ and we are called to make him known.

 Everything we do begins continues and ends with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. So, let’s make history together.

Your brother in Christ,

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The Rt. Rev. Daniel G. P. Gutiérrez

XVI Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania

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The Bishop and his wife, Suzanne.
Bishop at St. Davids
Bishop with Rev. Martini Shaw

Your shepherd.

Scripture, Eucharist, pilgrimage, and the rich Anglican tradition are the spiritual foundations for Bishop Gutiérrez. “I am deeply in love with Jesus Christ. His love has lifted me, transformed me, and left me speechless. Throughout my life, I have enjoyed the wondrous experience of ‘chasing Jesus.’ My joy is keeping him in my sight, eager to be by his side. As a budding, sometimes clumsy but always eager, apprentice of Jesus, I am most influenced by His words to Peter: ‘Feed my sheep.’ There is no greater calling than serving him and following this instruction with each action I take. The world needs to know of His deep and abiding love.” 

Gutiérrez believes the Episcopal Church has an important role to play in our nation and world. “We have a historical past, yet as a church, we cannot simply live the past and slowly recede into irrelevance. Let's honor our history and then endeavor to make history. Through our faith, voices, and lives, let us rise with Christ. Let us lead once again. Jesus told us not to fear; we must step into the widening breach between faith and secularism and speak to the truth of new life, found only in Jesus Christ

Scheduling with the Bishop

For questions related to scheduling a visitation by the Bishop to your church or meeting with the Bishop on another matter, please contact Christine Bancroft. The diocesan staff is committed to responding to your emails and phone calls within 24 hours.

Christine Bancroft

Christine Bancroft

Executive Assistant to the Bishop

215-627-6434, ext. 124