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Geralyn Wolf Edit Profile

bishop , priest , Anglican priest

Geralyn Wolf, American bishop. Achievements include serving as the first female Dean of a Cathedral; member United States Field Hockey Touring Team, Argentina, 1973.

Background

Wolf, Geralyn was born on April 30, 1947.

Education

Bachelor of Science, West Chester University, Pennsylvania, 1968. Master of Arts in Education, Trenton State College, New Jersey, 1971. Master of Divinity, Episcopal Division School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1977.

Career

Wolf was consecrated as bishop on February 17, 1996. Wolf is a native of West Chester, Pennsylvania and was raised Jewish before becoming a Christian around 1971. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in education from Trenton State College which she received in 1971.

At Episcopal Divinity School in 1977 she earned a Master of Divinity degree. Wolf was ordained to the diaconate in 1977, and the priesthood in 1978, in the Diocese of Pennsylvania. Prior to her election she was, from 1986 to 1995, Dean of Christ Church Cathedral in the Diocese of Kentucky, the first woman dean of a cathedral.

Wolf serves on several national committees and is the liturgist for the House of Bishops. She is the author of several published anthems and articles and creates whimsical figures that are made out of wood. In 2007 Wolf married Thomas Charles Bair Jr.

Achievements

  • Achievements include serving as the first female Dean of a Cathedral. Member United States Field Hockey Touring Team, Argentina, 1973.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Down and Out in Providence, various hymn texts.

Religion

Wolf falls on the mainstream to progressive side of Episcopal Church politics and in 2003 supported the consecration of gay bishop Gene Robinson.