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Episcopal Church Numbers Continue to Plummet

Episcopal Church Numbers Continue to Plummet
Baptized membership dips 2.1%; ASA drops 4.2%

By Mary Ann Mueller
VOL Special Correspondent
www.virtueonline.org
Aug. 31, 2019

Latest statistics released by The Episcopal Church during the last week of August do not paint a picture of a once thriving mainline denomination. The bottom line is that in 2018 there were 36,214 fewer baptized members in the 99 domestic dioceses and of the remaining Episcopalians 23,538 failed to show up for Sunday church services. The ten foreign dioceses show a less then modest increase both in baptized membership and ASA figures.

In 2010 the number of baptized Episcopalians in the domestic church dipped below two million to 1,951,907 during Katharine Jefferts Schori's reign. Now eight years later under Michael Curry that figure is now 1,676,349. Foreign dioceses were able to artificially push the full membership numbers above the two million mark until 2014 when membership of the entire Episcopal Church dipped to 1,956,042. TEC's official 2018 figures now show that there are 1,676,349 in the domestic church and the 159,582 Episcopalians scattered around the world push The Episcopal Church's totals to 1,835,931.

On the Average Sunday Attendance (ASA) side of the ledger, TEC dipped below one million active domestic worshippers in 2015 when the numbers dropped to 579,780 people in the pews and churchwide figures fell in 2017 to 585,997 Sunday worshippers.

The 2018 figures show that baptized Episcopalians dropped 2.1% and the loss of people in the pews on a Sunday double to 4.2%. The last time there was an ASA drop of more than four percent was in 2007, under Katharine Jefferts Schori's first full year as Presiding Bishop. That year the ASA fell 4.9% as a flood of individuals and the Diocese of San Joaquin left The Episcopal Church during her primatial reign, while three additional dioceses -- Pittsburgh, Ft. Worth, and Quincy -- prepared to realign within other Anglican provinces.

In 2018 only 18 domestic dioceses showed some increase in baptized membership including: Alabama (+171); Arizona (+11); Arkansas (+18); Central Gulf Cost (+225); Colorado (+156); Indianapolis (+227); Iowa (+69); Lexington (+98) the Navajoland (+13); TEC Pittsburgh (+152); Rochester (+6); TEC in South Carolina (+278); Tennessee (+122); Texas (+553); West Missouri (+23); Western Kansas (+5); Western North Carolina (+236); and Wyoming (+209). And only three dioceses TEC Fort Worth (+11); the Navajoland (+3); and Northwest Texas (+3) show miniscule increases in the ASA. The Navajoland is also the only domestic diocese which has an increase in both the baptize membership (+13) and ASA (+3).

Seven dioceses lost more than one thousand baptized members. They are: Virginia (2,593); North Carolina (2,002); Maryland (1,913); Connecticut (1,896); New Jersey (1,575); Kansas (1,496); and Pennsylvania (1,103).

Only one diocese lost more than one thousand in the pews on a Sunday. Texas showed an ASA drop of 1,246.

Northwestern Pennsylvania showed a drop of only one baptized person while Western Kansas picked up five new baptized members and Rochester saw an increase of six newly baptized. Both Northwest Texas and Navajoland showed an increase of three in their ASA totals.

Dioceses posting a double-digit percentage drop in baptized members are: Nevada (-12.5%); Utah (-14.6%); Kansas (-14.7%); TEC Fort Worth (-17.2%); and TEC San Joaquin (-19.2%). Only New Hampshire posted a double dip in its ASA figures dropping -19.9%.

Below are the 2018 baptized and ASA statistics for the 99 domestic dioceses.

ALABAMA
BISHOP IN 2018: McKee Sloan (XI Alabama)
BAPTIZED: 32,160 (+171)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: +0.5%
ASA: 8,919 (-117)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -1.3%

ALASKA
BISHOP IN 2018: Mark Lattime (VIII Alaska)
BAPTIZED: 6,357 (-143)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -2.2%
ASA: 1,156 (-37)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -3.4%

ALBANY
BISHOP IN 2018: William Love (IX Albany)
BAPTIZED: 13,493 (-375)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -2.7%
ASA: 5,078 (-240)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -4.5%

ARIZONA
BISHOP IN 2018: Kirk Smith (V Arizona)
BAPTIZED: 20,583 (+111)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: +0.5%
ASA: 7,413 (-366)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -4.7%

ARKANSAS
BISHOP IN 2018: Larry Benfield (XIII Arkansas)
BAPTIZED: 13,656 (+18)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: +0.1%
ASA: 4,368 (-204)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -4.5%

ATLANTA
BISHOP IN 2018: Robert Wright (X Atlanta)
BAPTIZED: 47,301 (-565)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -1.2%
ASA: 13,696 (-548)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -3.8%

BETHLEHEM
BISHOPS IN 2018:
Sean Rowe (Provisional Bethlehem)
January-August 2018
ALSO: VIII Northwestern Pennsylvania
Kevin Nichols (IX Bethlehem)
Since September 2018
BAPTIZED: 9,481 (-173)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -1.8%
ASA: 2,948 (-124)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -6.8%

CALIFORNIA
BISHOP IN 2018: Marc Andrus (VIII California)
BAPTIZED: 23,875 (-247)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -1.1%
ASA: 6,652 (-339)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -4.8%

CENTRAL FLORIDA
BISHOP IN 2018: Gregory Brewer (IV Central Florida)
BAPTIZED: 27,266 (-337)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -1.2%
ASA: 12,412 (-510)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -3.8%

CENTRAL GULF COAST
BISHOP IN 2018: Russell Kendrick (IV Central Gulf Coast)
BAPTIZED: 18,279 (+225)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: +1.2%
ASA: 12,412 (-510)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -3.8%

CENTRAL NEW YORK
BISHOP IN 2018: DeDe Duncan-Probe (XI Central New York)
BAPTIZED: 11,143 (-273)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -2.4%
ASA: 3,514 (-95)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -2.6%

CENTRAL PENNYSYLVANIA
BISHOP IN 2018: Audrey Scanlan (XI Central Pennsylvania)
BAPTIZED: 11,085 (-266)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -2.3%
ASA: 3,589 (-263)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -6.8%

CHICAGO
BISHOP IN 2018: Jeffrey Lee (XII Chicago)
BAPTIZED: 33,030 (-883)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -2.6%
ASA: 10,968 (-530)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -4.6%

COLORADO
BISHOP IN 2018: Robert O'Neill (X Colorado)
BAPTIZED: 23,866 (+156)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: +0.7%
ASA: 8,772 (-414)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -4.5%

CONNECTICUT
BISHOP IN 2018: Ian Douglas (XV Connecticut)
BAPTIZED: 46,732 (-1,896)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -3.9%
ASA: 12,014 (-647)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -5.1%

DALLAS
BISHOP IN 2018: George Sumner (VII Dallas)
BAPTIZED: 30,730 (-505)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -1.6%
ASA: 10,727 (-168)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -1.7%

DELAWARE
BISHOP IN 2018: Kevin Brown (XI Delaware)
BAPTIZED: 9,119 (-253)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -2.7%
ASA: 3,092 (-93)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -2.9%

EAST CAROLINA
BISHOP IN 2018: Robert Skirving (VIII East Carolina)
BAPTIZED: 16,739 (-145)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -0.9%
ASA: 5,548 (-138)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -2.4%

EAST TENNESSEE
BISHOP IN 2018: Brian Cole (V East Tennessee)
BAPTIZED: 14,313 (-292)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -2%
ASA: 4,886 (-58)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -1.2%

EASTERN MICHIGAN
BISHOP IN 2018: Catherine Waynick (I Provisional Eastern Michigan)
BAPTIZED: 4,477 (-126)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -2.7%
ASA: 1,733 (-124)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -6.7%

EASTERN OREGON
BISHOP IN 2018: Patrick Bell (VII Eastern Oregon)
BAPTIZED: 1,890 (-126)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -6.3%
ASA: 853 (-60)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -6.6%:

EASTON
BISHOP IN 2018: Santosh Marray (XI Easton)
BAPTIZED: 7,839 (-80)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -1%
ASA: 2,288 (-36)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -1.5%

EAU CLAIRE
BISHOP IN 2018: William Lambert (VI Eau Claire)
BAPTIZED: 1,706 (-64)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -3.6%
ASA: 694 (-47)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -6.3%

EL CAMINO REAL
BISHOP IN 2018: Mary Gray-Reeves (III El Camino Real)
BAPTIZED: 10,614 (-290)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -2.7%
ASA: 3,340 (-145)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -4.2%

FLORIDA
BISHOP IN 2018: Samuel Howard (VIII Florida)
BAPTIZED: 25,426 (-627)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -2.4%
ASA: 8,049 (-55)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -0.7%

FOND DU LAC
BISHOP IN 2018: Matthew Gunter (VIII Fond du Lac)
BAPTIZED: 4,772 (-61)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -1.3%
ASA: 1,623 (-47)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -6.3%

(TEC) FORT WORTH
BISHOP IN 2018: Scott Mayer (IV Provisional TEC Fort Worth)
ALSO: V Northwest Texas
BAPTIZED: 3,804 (-791)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -17.2%
ASA: 1,385 (+11)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: +0.8%

GEORGIA
BISHOP IN 2018: Scott Benhase (X Georgia)
BAPTIZED: 14,267 (-413)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -2.8%
ASA: 5,417 (-272)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -4.8%

HAWAII
BISHOP IN 2018: Robert Fitzpatrick (V Hawaii)
ALSO: Episcopal visitor for the foreign Diocese of Micronesia
BAPTIZED: 6,288 (-277)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -4.2%
ASA: 2,748 (-99)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -3.5%

IDAHO
BISHOP IN 2018: Brian Thom (XV Idaho)
BAPTIZED: 4,610 (-185)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -3.9%
ASA: 1,360 (-55)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -3.9%

INDIANAPOLIS
BISHOP IN 2018: Jennifer Bakersville-Burrows (XI Indianapolis)
BAPTIZED: 8,791 (+227)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: +2.7%
ASA: 3,499 (-39)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -1.1%

IOWA
BISHOP IN 2018: Alan Scarfe (IX Iowa)
BAPTIZED: 6,893 (+69)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: +1%
ASA: 2,332 (-31)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -1.3%

KANSAS
BISHOP IN 2018: Michael Milliken (Kansas Transitional)
ALSO: V Western Kansas
BAPTIZED: 8,688 (-1,496)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -14.7%
ASA: 3,024 (-188)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -5.9%

KENTUCKY
BISHOP IN 2018: Terry White (VIII Kentucky)
BAPTIZED: 7,873 (-220)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -2.7%
ASA: 2,723 (-169)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -5.8%

LEXINGTON
BISHOPS IN 2018:
Bruce Caldwell (I Provisional Lexington)
Retired January 2018
Mark Van Koevering (II Provisional Lexington)
Since February 2018
BAPTIZED: 6,424 (+98)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: +1.5%
ASA: 2,577 (-70)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -2.6%

LONG ISLAND
BISHOP IN 2018: Lawrence Provenzano (VIII Long Island)
BAPTIZED: 41,143 (-273)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -1.7%
ASA: 12,285 (-184)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -1.5%

LOS ANGELES
BISHOP IN 2018: John Taylor (VII Los Angeles)
BAPTIZED: 48,874 (-485)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -10.3
ASA: 14,065 (-625)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -4.3%

LOUISIANA
BISHOP IN 2018: Morris Thompson (XI Louisiana)
BAPTIZED: 16,607 (-196)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -1.2%
ASA: 4,118 (-40)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -1%

MAINE
BISHOP IN 2018: Stephen Lane (IX Maine)
BAPTIZED: 11,149 (-173)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -1.5%
ASA: 3,541 (-153)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -4.1%

MARYLAND
BISHOP IN 2018: Eugene Sutton (XIV Maryland)
BAPTIZED: 35,030 (-1,913)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -5.2%
ASA: 8,941 (-566)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -6%

MASSACHUSETTS
BISHOP IN 2018: Alan Gates (XVI Massachusetts)
BAPTIZED: 54,605 (-937)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -1.7%
ASA: 14,067 (-664)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -4.5%

MICHIGAN
BISHOP IN 2018: Wendell Gibbs (X Michigan)
BAPTIZED: 16,437 (-452)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -2.7%
ASA: 5,656 (-350)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -5.8%

MILWAUKEE
BISHOP IN 2018: Steven Miller (XI Milwaukee)
BAPTIZED: 8,034 (-19)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -0.2%
ASA: 3,073 (-117)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -3.7%

MINNESOTA
BISHOP IN 2018: Brian Prior (IX Minnesota)
BAPTIZED: 18,881 (-507)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -2.6%
ASA: 5,696 (-358)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -5.9%

MISSISSIPPI
BISHOP IN 2018: Brian Seage (X Mississippi)
BAPTIZED: 17,711 (-207)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -1.2%
ASA: 5,755 (-106)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -1.8%

MISSOURI
BISHOP IN 2018: George Smith (X Missouri)
BAPTIZED: 10,065 (-190)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -1.9%
ASA: 3,250 (-194)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -5.6%

MONTANA
BISHOP IN 2018: Franklin Brookhart (IX Montana)
(January-October 2018)
See Vacant November & December 2018
BAPTIZED: 4,452 (-57)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -0.8%
ASA: 2,457 (-125)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -4.8%

NAVAJOLAND
BISHOP IN 2018: David Bailey (III Navajoland)
BAPTIZED: 679 (+13)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: +2%
ASA: 179 (+3)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: +1.7%

NEBRASKA
BISHOP IN 2018: Joseph Barker (XI Nebraska)
BAPTIZED: 7,096 (-57)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -0.8%
ASA:2,457 (-125)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -4.8%

NEVADA
BISHOP IN 2018: Dan Edwards (IV Nevada)
BAPTIZED: 4,958 (-711)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -12.5%
ASA: 2,576 (-72)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -2.7%

NEW HAMPSHIRE
BISHOP IN 2018: Robert Hirschfeld (X New Hampshire)
BAPTIZED: 11,615 (-40)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -0.3%
ASA: 3,343 (-830)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -19.9%

NEW JERSEY
BISHOP IN 2018: William Stokes (XII New Jersey)
BAPTIZED: 36,362 (-1,575)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -4.2%
ASA: 10,535 (-788)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -7%

NEW YORK
BISHOP IN 2018: Andrew Dietsche (XVI New York)
BAPTIZED: 49,080 (-800)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -1.6%
ASA: 15,916 (-441)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -2.7%

NEWARK
BISHOPS IN 2018:
Mark Beckwith (X Newark)
January-August 2018
Carlye Hughes (XI Newark)
Since September 2018
BAPTIZED: 24,342 (-388)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -1.6%
ASA: 7,234 (-302)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -4%

NORTH CAROLINA
BISHOP IN 2018: Samuel Rodman (XII North Carolina)
BAPTIZED: 47,210 (-2,002)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -4.1%
ASA: 13,208 (-459)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -3.4%

NORTH DAKOTA
BISHOP IN 2018: Michael Smith (XI North Dakota)
BAPTIZED: 2,430 (-63)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -2.5%
ASA: 617 (-16)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -2.5%

NORTHERN CALIFORNA
BISHOP IN 2018: Barry Beisner (VII Northern California)
BAPTIZED: 12,435 (-421)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -3.3%
ASA: 4,711 (-172)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -3.5%

NORTHERN INDIANA
BISHOP IN 2018: Douglas Sparks (VIII Northern Indiana)
BAPTIZED: 3,731 (-457)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -10.9%
ASA: 1,712 (-180)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -9.5%

NORTHERN MICHIGAN
BISHOP IN 2018: Rayford Ray (XI Northern Michigan)
BAPTIZED: 1,259 (-55)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -4.3%
ASA: 393 (-18)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -4.4%

NORTHWEST TEXAS
BISHOP IN 2018: Scott Mayer (V Northwest Texas)
ALSO: IV Provisional TEC Fort Worth
BAPTIZED: 5,873 (-15)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -0.3%
ASA: 1,708 (+3)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: +0.2%

NORTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA
BISHOP IN 2018: Sean Rowe (VIII Northwestern Pennsylvania)
ALSO: Provisional Bethlehem
BAPTIZED: 3,265 (-1)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -0.008%
ASA: 1,283 (-59)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -4.4%

OHIO
BISHOP IN 2018: Mark Hollingsworth (XI Ohio)
BAPTIZED: 17,334 (-673)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -3.7%
ASA: 5,322 (-356)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -6.3%

OKLAHOMA
BISHOP IN 2018: Edward Konieczny (V Oklahoma)
BAPTIZED: 15,490 (-884)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -5.9%
ASA: 5,065 (-249)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -4.7%

OLYMPIA
BISHOP IN 2018: Gregory Rickel (VIII Olympia)
BAPTIZED: 23,659 (-633)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -2.6%
ASA: 8,501 (-128)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -1.5%

OREGON
BISHOP IN 2018: Michael Hanley (X Oregon)
BAPTIZED: 14,295 (-271)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -1.9%
ASA: 5,365 (-145)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -2.6%

PENNSYLVANIA
BISHOP IN 2018: Daniel Gutierrez (XVI Pennsylvania)
BAPTIZED: 40,826 (-1,103 )
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -2.6%
ASA: 11,931 (-431)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -3.5

TEC PITTSBURGH
BISHOP IN 2018: Dorsey McConnell (VIII TEC Pittsburgh)
BAPTIZED: 8,604 (+152)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: +1.8%
ASA: 2,267 (-127)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -5.3%

RHODE ISLAND
BISHOP IN 2018: Nicholas Knisley (XIII Rhode Island)
BAPTIZED: 5,755 (-281)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -1.6%
ASA: 4,414 (-161)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -3.5%

RIO GRANDE
BISHOPS IN 2018:
Michael Vono (IX Rio Grande)
January-October 2018
Michael Hann (X Rio Grande)
Since November 2018
BAPTIZED: 10,420 (-410)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -3.8%
ASA: 3,381 (-154)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -4.4%

ROCHESTER
BISHOP IN 2018: Prince Singh (VII Rochester)
BAPTIZED: 7,530 (+6)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: +0.1%
ASA: 3,057 (-305)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -9.1%

SAN DIEGO
BISHOP IN 2018: Katherine Jefferts Schori (San Diego Transitional)
BAPTIZED: 12,894 (-476)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -3.6%
ASA: 4,896 (-339)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -6.5%

TEC SAN JOAQUIN
BISHOP IN 2018: David Rice (V TEC San Joaquin)
BAPTIZED: 1,646 (-392)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -19.2%
ASA: 731 (-79)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -9.8%

TEC in SOUTH CAROLINA
BISHOP IN 2018: Gladstone Adams (II Provisional TEC in South Carolina)
BAPTIZED: 7,587 (+278)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: +3.8%
ASA: 2,770 (-47)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -1.7%

SOUTH DAKOTA
BISHOP IN 2018: John Tarrant (X South Dakota)
BAPTIZED: 7,974 (-657)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -7.6%
ASA: 1,712 (-49)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -2.8%

SOUTHEAST FLORIDA
BISHOP IN 2018: Peter Eaton (IV Southeast Florida)
BAPTIZED: 31,944 (-543)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -1.7%
ASA: 10,734 (-817)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -7.1%

SOUTHERN OHIO
BISHOP IN 2018: Thomas Breidenthal (IX Southern Ohio)
BAPTIZED: 18,678 (-572)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -3%
ASA: 6,141 (-299)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -4.6%

SOUTHERN VIRGINIA
BISHOP IN 2018: Herman Hollerith (X Southern Virginia)
BAPTIZED: 24,836 (-298)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -1.2%
ASA: 8,418 (-388)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -4.4%

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
BISHOP IN 2018: Dabney Smith (V Southwest Florida)
BAPTIZED: 28,423 (-374)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -1.3%
ASA: 11,224 (-364)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -3.1%

SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA
BISHOP IN 2018: Mark Bourlakas (VI Southwestern Virginia)
BAPTIZED: 10,014 (-464)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -4.4%
ASA: 3,669 (-194)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -5%

SPOKANE
BISHOP IN 2018: Gretchen Rehberg (IX Spokane)
BAPTIZED: 4,569 (-86)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -1.8%
ASA: 1,552 (-93)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -5.7%

SPRINGFIELD
BISHOP IN 2018: Daniel Martins (XI Springfield)
BAPTIZED: 3,777 (-310)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -7.6%
ASA: 1,442 (-11)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -0.8%

TENNESSEE
BISHOP IN 2018: John Bauerschmidt (XI Tennessee)
BAPTIZED: 16,633 (+122)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: +0.7%
ASA: 5,320 (-137)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -2.5%

TEXAS
BISHOP IN 2018: Andrew Doyle (IX Texas)
BAPTIZED: 76,522 (+553)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: +0.7%
ASA: 22,350 (-1,246)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -5.3%

UPPER SOUTH CAROLINA
BISHOP IN 2018: Andrew Waldo (VIII Upper South Carolina)
BAPTIZED: 23,149 (-246)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -1.1%
ASA: 6,454 (-301)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -4.5%

UTAH
BISHOP IN 2018: Scott Hayashi (XI Utah)
BAPTIZED: 4,507 (-771)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -14.6%
ASA: 1,516 (-63)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -4%

VERMONT
BISHOP IN 2018: Thomas Ely (X Vermont)
BAPTIZED: 5,755 (-172)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -2.9%
ASA: 1,901 (-128)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -6.3%

VIRGINIA
BISHOP IN 2018: Shannon Johnston (XIII Virginia)
BAPTIZED: 68,902 (-2,593)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -3.6%
ASA: 21,168 (-1,117)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -5%

WASHINGTON, DC
BISHOP IN 2018: Mariann Budde (IX Washington, DC)
BAPTIZED: 37,956 (-863)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -2.2%
ASA: 12,519 (-445)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -3.4%

WEST MISSOURI
BISHOP IN 2018: Martin Field (VIII West Missouri)
BAPTIZED: 9,461 (+23)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: +0.2%
ASA: 2,803 (-216)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -7.2%

WEST TENNESSEE
BISHOP IN 2018: Don E. Johnson (III West Tennessee)
BAPTIZED: 7,991 (-104)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -1.3%
ASA: 2,875 (-103)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -3.5%

WEST TEXAS
BISHOP IN 2018: David M. Reed (X West Texas)
BAPTIZED: 21,659 (-352)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -1.6%
ASA: 8,276 (-188)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -2.2%

WEST VIRGINA
BISHOP IN 2018: Michie Klasmeyer (VII West Virginia)
BAPTIZED: 7,510 (-506)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -6.3%
ASA: 2,393 (-160)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -6.3%

WESTERN KANSAS
BISHOPS IN 2018:
Michael Milliken (V Western Kansas)
January-November 2018
ALSO: Kansas transitional
Mark Cowell (VI Western Kansas)
Since December 2018
BAPTIZED: 1,433 (+5)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: +0.4%
ASA: 550 (-24)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -4.2%

WESTERN LOUISIANA
BISHOP IN 2018: Jacob Owensby (IV Western Louisiana)
BAPTIZED: 8,342 (-132)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -1.6%
ASA: 2,669 (-96)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -3.5%

WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS
BISHOP IN 2018: Douglas Fisher (IX Western Massachusetts)
BAPTIZED: 14,368 (-421)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -2.8%
ASA: 3,852 (-258)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -6.3%

WESTERN MICHIGAN
BISHOP IN 2018: Whayne Hougland (IX Western Michigan)
BAPTIZED: 7,857 (-510)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -6.2%
ASA: 3,228 (-224)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -6.5%

WESTERN NEW YORK
BISHOP IN 2018: William Franklin (XI Western New York)
BAPTIZED: 7,832 (-231)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -2.9%
ASA: 2,647 (-251)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -8.7%

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
BISHOP IN 2018: Jose McLoughlin (VII Western North Carolina)
BAPTIZED: 15,074 (+236)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: +1.6%
ASA: 5,775 (-141)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -2.4%

WYOMING
BISHOP IN 2018: John Smylie (IX Wyoming)
BAPTIZED: 6,663 (+209)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: +3.2%
ASA: 1,650 (-40)
2018 PERCENTAGE CHANGE: -2.4%

Mary Ann Mueller is a journalist living in Texas. She is a regular contributor to VirtueOnline

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