The Rev. Canon E. Mark Stevenson, director of Episcopal Migration Ministries since 2016, will be the next canon to the presiding bishop for ministry within the Episcopal Church. Stevenson’s first day in the role will be Sept. 1, and he will be based at the Episcopal Church Center.
Stevenson is a member of the Living Church Foundation’s board.
“I am truly delighted that the Reverend Canon Mark Stevenson has accepted our call to serve as canon for ministry within the Episcopal Church, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry said. “Canon Mark has a long and proven track record as a canon to bishops, a skilled manager and administrator, and as a wise and generous colleague to many. Above all he is a devout follower of Jesus of Nazareth.”
Bishop Curry said Stevenson was selected from an initial field of 35. A screening committee appointed by Curry reviewed all applications, narrowing the list to four candidates whom they recommended for an interview with the presiding bishop.
After concurring with the search committee regarding the four final candidates, Curry conducted the interviews and chose Stevenson.
“It is a true honor to have been called to this ministry by the presiding bishop,” Stevenson said. “I am excited about the future of the Episcopal Church under his leadership and look forward to serving with a great team as the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement continues to teach and preach the transforming power of love of God and love of neighbor.”
Adapted from the Office of Public Affairs