The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

Bishop Ian T. Douglas

 The Rt. Rev. Ian T. Douglas, Ph.D. is the 15th Bishop Diocesan of The Episcopal Church in Connecticut, serving approximately 168 parishes and faith communities in the state of Connecticut.  Elected in October 2009, he was ordained bishop in April 2010.  From 1989 to 2010 he was a faculty member at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts where he was the Angus Dun Professor of Mission and World Christianity.  Douglas also served as Priest Associate at St. James’s Episcopal Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts from 1989-2010.

Douglas has worked as a Volunteer for Mission in the Episcopal Church of Haiti and as Associate for Overseas Leadership Development at The Episcopal Church Center in New York.  He has been a member of the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church, and Chair of the Standing Commission on World Mission.  Douglas is past Convener of the Episcopal Seminary Consultation on Mission and a founder of Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation.

 Elected by the 14th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) in 2009, Douglas is a member of the Standing Committee of the Anglican Communion.  He has served on the Design Group for the 2008 Lambeth Conference of Anglican Bishops, a member of the Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Mission and Evangelism, and a Consultant for Theological Education in the Anglican Communion (TEAC).

 A sought-after speaker nationally and internationally, Douglas is the author/editor of four books and numerous academic and popular articles on the topics of mission, the missional Church, contemporary Anglicanism, and world Christianity.  Douglas has studied at Middlebury College (B.A.), the Harvard University Graduate School of Education (Ed.M.), and Harvard Divinity School (M.Div.).  He holds a Ph.D. in missiology from Boston University.

 For his work on the Design Group for the 2008 Lambeth Conference, former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams awarded Douglas the Cross of St. Augustine, the highest honor in the Anglican Communion.  He has received honorary doctorates from the Episcopal Divinity School and Berkeley Divinity School at Yale.

Douglas resides in Essex, Connecticut with his wife, Kristin Harris.  They are the parents of three young adults: Luke, Timothy, and Johanna.  Ian and Kristin enjoy fitness training and outdoor activities including sailing, kayaking, skiing and walking their dog, Abby.

Link here for a full resume (PDF).

Contact Info

The Commons
The Episcopal Church in Connecticut
290 Pratt Street, Box 52
Meriden, CT 06450


Our Staff

Alison Hollo Senior Administrator for the Office of the Episcopate 203-639-3501 x112

Appointments, schedule, etc: Contact Alison Hollo, Administrator for the Office of the Episcopate and Personal Assistant to Bishop Ian T. Douglas, at 203-639-3501 ext. 112.  Alison is responsible for providing primary administrative for the unified office of the bishops in the Episcopal Church in Connecticut. As such, she provides programmatic assistance and coordination for common activities related to the Bishop Diocesan (senior bishop) and Bishop Suffragan (assistant bishop). In addition, the Senior Administrator provides direct personal support to the Bishop Diocesan in matters of communication, scheduling, clergy care, and institutional advancement.