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Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton

Board Vice Chair

The Right. Reverend Eugene Taylor Sutton is Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. Previously he served as Canon Pastor of Washington National Cathedral, and Director of the Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage. He speaks throughout the nation on issues of spirituality, environmental justice, nonviolence, and racial reconciliation. He’s a contributor to the books, The Diversity of Centering Prayer, and Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace: Challenging the Epidemic of Gun Violence. Bishop Sutton is recognized as a thought leader on racial equity and reparations, testifying before the United States Congress with author Ta-Nehisi Coates, actor Danny Glover, economist Julianne Malveaux and others for Congressional Bill HR40 that calls for the establishment of a national bipartisan commission to study reparations as a restitution for centuries of slavery and racial discrimination.  He’s appeared on National Public Radio, PBS television, Fox News, The Chautauqua Institution, Howard University, and other public forums. His board memberships include the Institute for Christian, Jewish and Islamic Studies; the Institute for Sustainable Communities; the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and Bishops United Against Gun Violence.  He was named by the Center For American Progress as one of “14 Faith Leaders to Watch”. A graduate of Hope College and Western Theological Seminary, he did graduate study at Princeton Theological Seminary and Anglican studies at the University of the South’s School of Theology. In addition to serving several parishes, he taught homiletics and liturgics at New Brunswick Theological Seminary and at Vanderbilt University Divinity School.  He is married to Sonya Subbayya Sutton, president of the Association of Anglican Musicians, and they have four adult children.