Adapted from the Office of Public Affairs

The Rev. Canon Bruce W. Woodcock has been named the Episcopal Church’s partnership officer for Asia and the Pacific, a member of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s staff.

Woodcock will be responsible for nurturing the church’s relationships with Anglican Communion partners in the region and working with its office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations.  He will serve as a resource for parishes, dioceses, and institutions, and as a bridge in nurturing and promoting relationships with the region.

He is interim pastor of St. Mary’s-in-Tuxedo in Tuxedo Park, New York, and has served congregations in the Diocese of Newark.

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Canon Woodcock is a former employee of Church Pension Group, for which he held four positions: manager of international relations and pastoral care, manager of international relations, manager of companion pension plan strategies, and manager of overseas pension plans.

Through his work at Church Pension Group, Woodcock built strong contact and personal ties with Anglican primates, provincial secretaries, and staff officers in Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, and the Philippines, clergy in Guam/Saipan, and the bishop, clergy, and staff of the Diocese of Taiwan.

He was named a canon of Trinity Cathedral, Monrovia, Liberia, in 2008.

He worked previously at the Episcopal Church Center as deputy to the senior executive for mission operations, deputy director of the world mission overseas development office, and assistant secretary for legislation for General Convention.

He was elected an alternate deputy to the 73rd General Convention from the Diocese of New York and served on various council and committees in the diocese as well as the community.

He served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Sierra Leone, West Africa, and has worked on refugee and community development programs in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Woodcock is a graduate of General Theological Seminary, the School for International Training, and Hobart College.

Woodcock will be based in Nyack, New York, and will begin his new work March 1.

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