The Rt. Rev. Mary Gray-Reeves
Denomination Episcopal Church in the United States of America
Senior posting
See Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real
Title III Bishop of El Camino Real
Period in office 2007-
Consecration 2007
Place of birth Coral Gables, Florida

Mary Gray-Reeves became the first woman Episcopal diocesan bishop in California on November 10, 2007, when she was ordained and consecrated the third bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real at services in Saratoga.[1] She had formerly been the archdeacon for deployment in the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida.[2]

Early life and education

Mary Gray-Reeves was born in Coral Gables, Florida, in the early 1960s and grew up in the Miami neighborhood of Coconut Grove, where she attended St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. After high school, she attended California State University, Fullerton, from which she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history in 1987. After her decision to seek holy orders, she and her husband, Michael Reeves, went to New Zealand because she could attend theological school at St John's College, Auckland, while he could attend to his business which involved much travel in the western Pacific. In 1994 she graduated from St John's and received the equivalent of the American Master of Divinity degree.[2]


After she and her husband returned to California, she was ordained deacon and then priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. After being assistant rector of two churches in that diocese, she and her husband returned to the Miami area where she became rector of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Miami Lakes. After six years at St. Margaret's she was appointed archdeacon for deployment for the diocese of Southeast Florida.[2] On June 16, 2007, the Diocese of El Camino Real at convention in Monterey elected Mary Gray-Reeves its third bishop.[3]


Mary Gray-Reeves and her husband, Michael Reeves, have two teen-aged children,Katherine and Dorian.[2]

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