The Rt. Rev. Henry Nutt Parsley, Jr., the 10th Bishop of Alabama who has served as Provisional Bishop of Easton since 2014, will retire.
Marray is a convert from Hinduism, the faith of his parents. He says that the loving Jesus who came looking for him in a small remote village in South America populated by majority Hindus and Muslims in Guyana deserves his love and devotion.
He was ordained to the diaconate and priesthood in 1981, and Bishop of Seychelles in 2005. As Bishop of Seychelles, Province of the Indian Ocean, he led the diocese through reimagination, change, and empowerment of clergy and laity. When the diocese returned to sustainability in 2008, he returned to his family in the United States. He served as Assisting Bishop of East Carolina in 2009-12.
Marray was the Province of the Indian Ocean’s representative on the Anglican Communion Covenant Design Group and was later appointed by Archbishop Rowan Williams as Commissary to the Anglican Communion.
Marray is married to Nalini (“Lynn”) since 1977. They have a son, Ingram, a daughter, Amanda; and a granddaughter.
The other nominees were:
- The Rev. Kathryn A. Andonian, rector, Church of the Holy Spirit, Harleysville, Pennsylvania
- The Very Rev. Brian G. Grantz, dean of the Cathedral of St. James, South Bend, Indiana
- The Rev. John A. Mennell, rector, St. Luke’s Church, Montclair, New Jersey