Bishop Price visits McKeesport on Sunday

bishopprice-highres_web.jpgThe Rt. Rev. Dr. Kenneth L. Price, Jr., provisional Bishop of Pittsburgh, will visit St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, March 4 for the 10 a.m. service. A reception will follow in the church undercroft.

Dr. Price has served as provisional bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh since October 2009.

His visit will be hosted by the Rev. David L. Kinsey, who was named Priest-in-Charge of St. Stephen’s by Dr. Price on Feb. 1, 2012.

Bishop suffragan, or assistant bishop, in the Diocese of Southern Ohio since 1994, Dr. Price has taken as his primary ministry the Diocese of Pittsburgh until a new permanent bishop is elected and installed. He also serves as secretary of the Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops and was appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury to the Windsor Report Reception Committee.

A new Bishop of Pittsburgh is to be elected by the Diocese in April, and consecrated in October.

Dr. Price was born in Charleston, W.Va. He is a graduate of the General Theological Seminary and Marshall University and was ordained deacon and priest in West Virginia in 1968 and bishop suffragan in Southern Ohio in 1994.

Sunday’s visit is Dr. Price’s second formal trip to McKeesport since his installation.

He and his wife, Mariann Prosser, currently divide their time between homes in Pittsburgh and Columbus, Ohio. They have two grown children.