Royal U. Grote, Junior. is a Reformed Episcopal bishop.
Grote spent most of his youth in Hatboro/Horsham, Pennsylvania, where his father was the founding pastor of Horsham Bible Church.
He also serves as bishop ordinary of the REC Diocese of Mid-America. He decided to follow religious life, entering the Reformed Episcopal Seminary in Philadelphia in 1972. In 1984, Grote was elected and consecrated assistant bishop of the Diocese of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic by Leonard West. Riches, being in office from June 6, 1984, to August 1, 1991.
In 1990, with the creation of the Special Jurisdiction of North America by the General Council of the REC, Grote was called to be their missionary bishop, charged with the planting of new parishes in the central and western parts of the United States.
He moved to Houston, Texas, in July 1991 to start his ministry. The merging of the Special Jurisdiction of North America with the Synod of Chicago in 1996 gave origin to the new Diocese of Mid-America.
Grote has been bishop ordinary since then The Diocese of Mid-America would later be divided twice, forming the Diocese of Central States and the Diocese of the West.
Having served as lecturer at the Reformed Episcopal Seminary in Philadelphia, Grote is currently the Chancellor of Cranmer Theological House in Houston, Texas, where he is a lecturer in dogmatic theology.
In June 2014, he was elected Presiding Bishop of the REC.