The Rt. Rev. John Bauerschmidt is the 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee. A native of South Carolina, he was consecrated bishop in 2007, having previously served parishes in Western Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Louisiana. He served in the Church of England from 1987-1991, and holds a D.Phil. in Theology from Oxford University, where Oliver O’Donovan supervised his work. A graduate of Kenyon College and the General Theological Seminary, as well as Oxford, he has a continuing interest in the Early Church (especially Augustine, the subject of his doctoral thesis), as well as in seventeenth-century Anglicanism. He owes an abiding debt to the Oxford Movement for his spiritual formation. An area of increasing concern is the history of ideas. Bishop John is married to Caroline, and they are the parents of three children.