The Rt. Rev. Wendell N. Gibbs Jr.
Tenth Bishop Of Michigan (2000-Current)
Gibbs joined the Episcopal Church during this period, and in 1984 enrolled in Seabury-Western Seminary, Evanston, Illinois, where he graduated in 1987. After serving at Emmanuel Church, Rockford, Ill. (1987-1989) and in several other positions, Gibbs became rector of St. Andrew’s, Cincinnati in 1993, where he served until he was elected bishop coadjutor of the Diocese of Michigan on Oct. 2, 1999.Wendell N. Gibbs, Jr. was born March 21, 1954, and lived in Washington, D.C. as a child. Before college, he became a postulant in the Roman Catholic Order of the Holy Trinity, living and taking classes for three years at a Maryland monastery. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Towson University, Maryland, worked several years in various businesses.
Gibbs was consecrated bishop on Feb. 5, 2000 and became the Tenth Bishop of Michigan.