The Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem
Transition Committee

The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Bethlehem is pleased to announce that the Rev. Canon Kevin D. Nichols has been elected as the IX Bishop of Bethlehem.

The Rev. Canon Kevin D. Nichols

Kevin Nichols

We live in a time where religious and other institutions are being dismantled. I see this as a moment for us as the Church to recover our purpose for why we are here - for reconciliation and to offer God’s love and healing where there has been painful damage. The Diocese of Bethlehem, in its diverse landscapes, is rich and fertile ground for God’s planting and pruning (John 15).

Formed in both the Roman Catholic and Anglican/Episcopal traditions, my ministry has been in the mountains and small cities of New Hampshire. I began as a bi-vocational priest in a small rural parish, while working full-time as an account manager in the business world. I have served as rector of a program-size congregation. Currently, as Canon for Mission Resources / CFO of the diocese, I fulfill a strategic role that blends my administrative and mission backgrounds. I believe I bring particular skills, a non-anxious presence, and a listening heart to the work that is before you.

I am blessed to be the "adopted" father of four adult children and grandfather - “Boppy”- of three. As the pastor of a Border Collie, I have become quite a walker. At sun-up, Clara and I make the long loop around our neighborhood. When a pastoral concern or sorrow needs careful attention – we walk! My wife Patti, a licensed clinical social worker, and I love getaways to the beach, kayaking on a lake and hiking. I am an adventurous cook and love to share meals with friends and family. Lastly, I enjoy taking in local sporting events and rooting on a New England team.

I welcome the opportunity for us to come to know each other more deeply in the days ahead,


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