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Bishop Nichols

The Rt. Rev. Kevin Nichols, Bishop

The Rt. Rev. Canon Kevin D. Nichols became the IX Bishop of Bethlehem on September 15, 2018. He was elected on the first ballot of a Special Electing Convention held on April 28 at the Cathedral Church of the Nativity. Prior to his election, Nichols was chief operating officer and canon for mission resources in the Diocese of New Hampshire.  Nichols was formerly president of the Diocese of New Hampshire’s Standing Committee and a member of the churchwide Task Force to Reimagine the Episcopal Church.

Nichols began his ministry as a bi-vocational priest, serving a small rural parish while working full-time as an account manager and management trainer for Sealed Air Corporation, a packaging company. A former Roman Catholic priest who received his master of divinity degree from St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, he was received into the Episcopal priesthood in 1999 and has served as rector of St. Stephen’s in Pittsfield, New Hampshire and St. Andrew’s in Hopkinton, New Hampshire.

The bishop’s wife, Patti, is a licensed clinical social worker. They have four adult children: Graham, Lindsay, Bryan and Keaton, and three grandchildren.


Bishop Visitation Schedule

December 2Trinity Church Bethlehem - Celebration of New Ministry
December 9Good Shepherd, Milford
December 16Prince of Peace, Dallas
December 24Cathedral Church of the Nativity - Christmas Eve
January 6St. George's, Hellertown
January 13St. Thomas, Morgantown
January 20St. Stephen's, Whitehall
February 10Trinity Church, Easton - 200th Anniversary Celebration
March 3St. Luke's, Lebanon
March 10Grace Church, Allentown
March 17St. Brigid's, Nazareth
March 24St. Paul's, Montrose
March 30Church of the Epiphany, Clarks Summit (Glenburn)
March 31St. Peter's, Tunkhannock
April 7Church of the Mediator, Allentown
April 21Cathedral Church of the Nativity - Easter
May 19Christ Church, Stroudsburg
June 9Cathedral Church of the Nativity
September 15Christ Church, Towanda