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The Right Reverend Michael Bruce Curry


**Michael Bruce Curry** was elected 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina on February 11, 2000; he was consecrated on June 17, 2000 in the Duke University Chapel in Durham, North Carolina. Born in Chicago, Illinois on March 13, 1953, Bishop Curry attended public schools in Buffalo, New York and graduated from Hobart College in Geneva, New York, in 1975. He received a Masters of Divinity degree from the Yale University Divinity School in 1978. Bishop Curry was ordained to the diaconate in June 1978 at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Buffalo, NY by the Rt. Reverend Harold B. Robinson and to the priesthood in December 1978 at St. Stephen’s Church, Winston-Salem, North Carolina by the Rt. Reverend John M. Burgess. He was rector at St Stephen’s from 1979-1982. He subsequently accepted a call to serve as the rector of St. Simon of Cyrene in Lincoln Heights, Ohio, where he served from 1982-1988. In 1988, he was called as rector of St. James Church, Baltimore, Maryland where he served until his election as a bishop in 2000. Bishop Curry’s book of sermons, Crazy Christians, was published in August 2013.