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Bishop Shaw was consecrated a bishop in September 1994 and became the 15th bishop of Massachusetts in January 1995. A life-professed member of the Society of St. John the Evangelist, a religious order of priests and lay brothers in the Episcopal Church, he is in demand nationwide as a preacher and retreat leader. His writings include the 2008 book, Conversations with Scripture and With Each Other, and he blogs at

Bishop Shaw serves on the Episcopal Church's Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop and serves on the Episcopal Church's Disciplinary Board for Bishops. He is a former chair of the Episcopal Church’s Standing Commission on National and International Concerns and has served on the Advisory Council for the Anglican Observer to the United Nations.

A native of Battle Creek, Mich., he was ordained to the priesthood in 1971 and served parishes in Northamptonshire, England, and Milwaukee before entering the Society of St. John the Evangelist in 1975.

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