Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania Bishop Nathan Baxter to retire

Baxter told diocese officials he has continued to deal with migraine headaches, vertigo and fatigue, the website reported, and he felt these ailments would interfere with his ability to execute his duties fully. Baxter has served as bishop for eight years. Most bishops in the Episcopal Church serve an average of 10 years before retirement, the website said.

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4 comments on “Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania Bishop Nathan Baxter to retire

  1. Cennydd13 says:

    These are serious issues that need to be dealt with as soon as possible, and so his decision to retire is a sensible one. While we may differ about religious issues, I will pray for him.

  2. TomRightmyer says:

    Clerical Directory has born Coatesville, PA 11-16-1948, MDiv Lancaster TS 1976, DMin same 1984, Deacon 6-77 Priest 12-77 Bp. Stevenson, Curate St. John’s Carlisle PA 76-78, Rector St Cyprian Hampton VA 78-84, Chaplain St Paul’s College Lawrenceville VA 84-86, Dean Lancaster TS 86-90, Administrative Dean EDS 90-92, Dean Washington Cathedral 92-03, Rector St. James Lancaster PA 03-06, Bishop Central PA 06+ Married 1969 2 children.

  3. Sarah1 says:

    It’s interesting that the “common average” now is 10 years tenure. It’s good to see that in print — it’s been long noted informally since 2003 events.

  4. Stefano says:

    Please also note his military service and bravery in Vietnam. I will also continue to hold him in prayer.