Saturday, November 4, 2017

Episcopal leader celebrates 10th year as bishop

From Oklahoma-

The top leader of Oklahoma Episcopalians is celebrating his 10th year at the helm of the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma.

The Rt. Rev. Edward Konieczny, 63, was elected bishop of the Oklahoma diocese in May 2007 and consecrated in a special ceremony in September that same year at Oklahoma City University.

A self-described "cradle Episcopalian," he grew up attending church with his parents in Buena Park, California, was an accomplished church organist and an Eagle Scout before he began what was to become a longtime career in law enforcement in California. Konieczny was ordained to the Episcopal Church diaconate and priesthood in 1994.

A celebratory event to mark Konieczny's decade of leadership as bishop was planned for Saturday as the diocese's annual meeting continued in Tulsa. He shared some of his thoughts with The Oklahoman in the days before the annual gathering.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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