The Rev. Canon E. Mark Stevenson serves as canon to the presiding bishop for ministry within the Episcopal Church. He is the principal liaison between Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and the House of Bishops, the various dioceses of the Episcopal Church, and many of the church’s governing bodies and management structures.
Before being called to this role in September 2018, Canon Stevenson was director of Episcopal Migration Ministries, and a member of the staff of the presiding bishop. As director he led a dedicated team in executing a national program of refugee resettlement and related ministries in partnership with the federal government, affiliated local resettlement programs, and a developing network of communities and ecumenical organizations across the country. Previously he served as domestic poverty missioner for the Episcopal Church, coordinating churchwide efforts in ministries of poverty alleviation.
Before beginning his work on the denominational staff, he served as canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of Louisiana from August 2005 until September 2013. After Hurricane Katrina, Canon Stevenson worked closely with the diocese and local, regional, national and international leaders and groups to engage in effective relief ministry.
Since receiving his Master of Divinity degree from Nashotah House Seminary in 2000, Canon Stevenson has served as rector of two parishes: the Church of the Annunciation in the heart of New Orleans, and the Church of the Good Shepherd in Maitland, Florida. During his time at both churches, his focus was on developing ministries with youth and revitalizing ministries of stewardship, Christian education and community outreach. Canon Stevenson and his wife, Joy, live in Hamilton, New Jersey.