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The Rt. Rev. Catherine Maples Waynick is the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis, one of the few female Anglican bishops in the world. Bishop Waynick is one of 11 women who serve as bishops throughout the Anglican Communion. She is one of eight in the United States.
Waynick earned her BA in religious studies from Madonna College in 1981, after attending Central Michigan University from 1966 to 1968. She attended St. John Provincial Seminary in Plymouth, Mich., and was later given the award of the master of divinity in 1985. She began to study for a doctor of ministry degree at the Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit, concentrating on the field of spiritual direction, and eventually was named an honorary doctor of divinity in May 1998 by New York’s General Theological Seminary.