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The Right Reverend Geralyn Wolf
XII Bishop of Rhode Island
Province The Episcopal Church
Diocese Rhode Island
See St. John's Cathedral
Enthroned 1996
Reign ended Incumbent
Predecessor George Nelson Hunt, III
Consecration 17 February 1996

Christ Church Cathedral

Louisville, Kentucky
Personal details
Born April 30, 1947 (1947-04-30) (age 69)
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Spouse Thomas Charles Bair Jr.
Profession Episcopal Bishop of Rhode Island

Geralyn Wolf (born 30 April 1947) is the twelfth diocesan bishop of the Diocese of Rhode Island in the Episcopal Church. Wolf was consecrated as bishop on 17 February 1996.

Wolf is a native of West Chester, PA. She graduated from West Chester University in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science. She also holds a Master of Arts in education from Trenton State College which she received in 1971. At Episcopal Divinity School in 1977 she earned a Master of Divinity. Prior to her election she was Dean of Christ Church Cathedral in the Diocese of Kentucky, being the first woman dean of a cathedral.

Wolf serves on several national committees and is the Liturgist for the House of Bishops. She is an associate of the Society of St. Margaret, a Companion of the Oratory of the Good Shepherd, an ecumenical oblate of Mount Saviour Monastery in Elmira, NY, and has visited and worked with the Taizé Community in France. She is the author of several published anthems and articles and creates whimsical figures that are made out of wood.

Wolf falls on the mainstream to progressive side of Episcopal Church politics and in 2003 supported the consecration of gay bishop Gene Robinson.

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Preceded by
George Nelson Hunt, III
12th Bishop of Rhode Island
17 February 1996 – present
Succeeded by

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