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Two media events are offered as part of the Ordination and Consecration of the Rev. Kevin S. Brown as the XI Bishop of the Diocese of Delaware. Both are credentialed events; to inquire about availability, please contact Cynde Bimbi, communications director, at (302) 256-0374, extension 106. Interviews with the Rev. Kevin S. Brown may be scheduled after the ordination and consecration weekend.

  • Friday, December 8 – Press conference with the bishops. Bishop-elect Brown and the Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, will be in attendance. The press conference will begin at 9:15 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, Dover.
  • Saturday, December 9 – Consecration and Ordination of the Rev. Kevin S. Brown; 11:00 a.m. at Delaware State University, Education and Humanities Theater. Seating will be in the media area.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Ordination and Consecration of the XI Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware, the Rev. Kevin S. Brown

 

[WILMINGTON, DE] – It is with great pleasure that the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware announces the Ordination and Consecration of the Rev. Kevin S. Brown as the XI Bishop Diocesan.

The service will take place at 11:00 a.m. in the Education and Humanities Theater on the campus of Delaware State University in Dover. The Most Rev. Michael Curry will serve as the Chief Consecrator.

Brown was elected on Saturday, July 15, 2017 amidst abundant joy and a boundless spirit. The announcement of a new bishop came after the tally of the fifth ballot.

Brown will bring many gifts to Delaware and looks forward to serving Christ with the diocese, and listening to the various stories and ministries that are waiting to be told. Brown, and his wife Caroline, will move to the First State from Charlotte, North Carolina later in the fall.

Brown grew up in Asheville, North Carolina and has been an Episcopalian since the age of five. He is a 1991 graduate of Duke University with a double major in Psychology and Mathematics. He received a Masters in Business Administration at the University of West Florida in 1996 while serving as an Acquisitions Officer in the United States Air Force. After his military service, he moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where he worked in multiple roles in finance and marketing for FedEx Express and helped launch and manage a successful money management firm.

Brown discerned his call to the priesthood and received his Masters in Divinity from The General Theological Seminary in New York. He then accepted the call to become Rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Paris, Tennessee, in 2007. He was called to serve as Rector at the Church of the Holy Comforter in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 2010, and inspired growth in the breadth and impact of ministries in, with, and to the wider community. While there he led the steady growth of parish membership and annual giving.

Brown has been engaged in the city and in the Diocese of North Carolina. Most recently has served on the clergy advisory council of MeckMin Interfaith Network, and on the boards of Trinity Episcopal School and La Escuelita Weekday School. He is a past Board member and Executive Committee member of Loaves and Fishes of Mecklenburg County and an alumni of Leadership Charlotte (Class XXXIII). Kevin served as the Dean of the diocese’s Charlotte Convocation, and is an active member of multiple diocesan committees. He looks forward to bringing this knowledge, expertise, and passion to the Diocese of Delaware.

Brown’s wife Caroline is also a Duke graduate and is an accomplished artist. They have two college-age daughters.

A crowd of approximately 1,000 is expected to attend the ordination and consecration service in December. In order not to exceed the seating capacity of the venue, a ticket is necessary to attend. Livestream of the service will be offered on the ordination webpage. Many parishes around the diocese will gather to watch the service via livestream.

For additional information of the Ordination and Consecration service, please contact the diocesan communications office.