The Rt. Rev. Dr. Audrey Scanlan is the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania. She was elected to this position on March 14, 2015 and ordained and consecrated as the eleventh bishop of the diocese of Central Pennsylvania on Sept. 12, 2015 in Harrisburg.
Audrey comes to Pennsylvania from Connecticut where she served on diocesan staff as the Canon for Mission Collaboration and Congregational Life. Before that, Audrey was the Rector of two yoked congregations in central Connecticut and has also served two other local congregations in her ministerial life. She has a particular interest in congregational vitality, creative and adaptive use of church buildings, local mission and community engagement. Audrey is the co-founder of Rhythms of Grace, a worship and formation program for children with special needs, has co-authored three volumes of lesson plans and holds a doctorate in the Theology of Disability.
Audrey and her husband Glenn have been married for 31 years and are the parents of 3 adult children - Emma, William and Harriet. Hiking, cooking, running and playing the cello are among Audrey’s hobbies.
She blogs for the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania at compasspointsmappingtheway.blogspot.com