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