The Rt. Reverend Daniel G. P. Gutiérrez

Bishop at St. James in Langhorne

A place where you belong.

The Diocese of Pennsylvania is an extraordinary place filled with faithful and loving people who are unafraid to be different. We are passionately centered in Jesus Christ, not as an idea, but Jesus who is present and on the move, person to person, heart to heart. We are a pilgrim church who are daring to be soul rebels.

It is our call to be a holy radical, revolutionary presence. To trust God and step into the unknown, something we fear. To reorient the Church in God's name where people will seek the heart of Christ. People of God willing to get dirty, bruised, vulnerable, challenge the system, and be transformed, transfigured, and transcendent.

To be that gritty and messy Church. Not afraid to take risks. Not afraid to fail. Not afraid to be revolutionary. Not afraid to open our hearts. Not afraid to love. A different Church. A Church of the poor, compassionate, merciful, and loving. A Church that actually looks and acts like Jesus.

People say I am a crazy dreamer.  I dream knowing Christ is with us. I have always been the "black sheep." I am not your typical bishop. I do not look like one or seek to be a prototype. I aspire to be a companion on this holy pilgrimage who walks with the faithful, loving people God has entrusted to my care. It is my hope that at the end of my time, they will say, "he loved us."

Let us each live into being God's wondrous creations. Be You. Do You. Be different. It is a revolution of the heart. Our diocese - a place where you belong.

Your brother in Christ,

Bishop Signature Updated 2021

The Rt. Rev. Daniel G. P. Gutiérrez

XVI Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania

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Bishop and Suzanne 2023
Bishop speaking with young girl at communion
2023 confirmation at EA

Your shepherd.

"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 Jesus 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. Where he is the center of every thought, word and action. 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. We must reorient our faith, the church and our lives. As Jesus said: 'God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.'"

Scheduling with the Bishop

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Mia Hain

Executive Assistant to the Bishop

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