Bishop Knisley to Talk Science and Religion

    02.04.16 | Education

    Bishop Knisely, the 13th Bishop of Rhode Island, author, speaker, dad, and Episcopal Communicator, will be speaking at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Wednesday, February 17 at 6:30 PM. This is part of both the Diocese of Louisiana Liturgy & Music Commission’s lecture series and the St. Paul’s Episcopal Wednesday sight "Service, Supper, & Substance" program. Bishop Knisely is sponsored by Dr. Caroline Carson as part of the NASA Solar System Ambassador program. Bishop Knisely is the author of the book Entangled States and he is a member of the Episcopal Network for Science, Technology, and Faith.


    Bishop Knisely will be available to chat with members of the clergy of the Diocese on Thursday, February 18 from 4-6 at The Columns Hotel (porch area) on St. Charles Ave.

    Bishop Knisely was born and raised in Pennsylvania and met his wife Karen while they were both students at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster. Later, as a graduate student at the University of Delaware, he decided to leave behind his studies of Physics and Astronomy and was sent to Yale/Berkeley Divinity School to study for the priesthood. He completed his Masters of Divinity and was ordained to the diaconate in Delaware in 1991, then to the priesthood in 1992. Bishop Knisely was elected to be the 13th Bishop of Rhode Island in June of 2012, and was ordained Bishop on November 17th, 2012. In 2013 he received an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity, also from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale.


    For more information, and to register for the event, click here.