Bishop Elizabeth

Rt. Rev. Elizabeth (Lynn E. Walker) OCCA Bishop in New York, NY

The Rt. Rev. Bishop ELIZABETH (Lynn Elizabeth Walker) serves as head of the Archdiocesan Ecumenism Office, and has been entrusted with the care for those in monastic vows. Ordained in 1988, she has served parishes in New Jersey, New York City, and Western New York. She was consecrated to the episcopacy in 2009.

A Distinguished Military Graduate of the Army ROTC program, she retired from the United States Army Medical Department in 1996, with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Currently, she serves as Chaplain in the New York City Group, Civil Air Patrol, United States Air Force Auxiliary. In the past several years she has been named the Squadron Chaplain of the Year in the New York Wing three times, and most recently was named the Northeast Region Chaplain of the Year. She is a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College and the USAF Squadron Officer School.

She is a member of the US Army Cavalry Association, the Association of the United States Army, the Military Order of the World Wars, the Reserve Officers Association, the Royal British Legion, and the American Legion.

Her graduate work has focused on Ecclesial History, Medieval Literature, Counseling, Military Science, Counseling, and Education. She has taught English, Leadership, and Philosophy at the college level, and her published work has focused primarily on Victorian detective literature.

She is a member of American Mensa, the Baker Street Irregulars, the John H. Watson Society, the Diogenes Club of Washington, and the Sherlock Holmes Society of London. Her recent professional work has focused on addressing the crises of homelessness and HIV, particularly within the LGBT communities.

In 2007, she earned the Doctor of Ministry at the Graduate Theological Foundation in South Bend. She served for three years as a board member for The New Seminary for Interfaith Studies.

She is a member of the Military Chaplains Association, the International Order of St Vincent, and the International Association of Women in Ministry.


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