Meet Our Bishops
Our bishops are chosen by the
members of the Church. Our concept of episcopal jurisdiction mirrors the
Celtic notion of soul friendship, and our bishops are friends to the soul whose
first purpose is to help the members of the Church grow closer to God and one
another. They are not the spiritual directors of the individual
members, but trusted by the members to keep the Church as a whole and the
individuals safe from error. Each member has a say as to which bishop will
be his or her bishop, and this is not affected by geographic location, but by
the trusted spiritual relationship one develops with that bishop. Our
bishops are available to each member of the Church and not only to the clergy.
The Celtic Christian Church is
served by two elected bishops, each serving in her or his episcopal
The Most Rev. Joseph A. Grenier,
The Most Rev. Katherine Kurtz, All Angels
the first bishop of St. Ciaran's Fellowship of Celtic Christian Communities and
consecrated on April 6,
1997, Bishop Joseph Grenier has remained bishop of
after the breakup of the Celtic Christian Communion and the Fellowship's change
of name to The Celtic Christian Church was formed.
After the Church grew
Bishop Grenier was elected presiding bishop.
Bishop Katherine Kurtz