The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

Bishop Laura J. Ahrens

The Rt. Rev. Laura J. Ahrens was elected at a special electing convention in 2007 as bishop suffragan and consecrated on June 30, 2007 at Yale's Woolsey Hall in New Haven. She is particularly interested in new initiatives emerging from local communities and helping communities to build new, creative partnerships for mission and for support. 

On May 6 the Diocese of Delaware announced that Bishop Ahrens is on their final slate of candidates for election as their 11th bishop. Read her letter to ECCT on the announcement, here.

Contact Info

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

Phone:
203-639-3501 x109
Fax:
203-235-1008

Our Staff

Chrissy Shingler Assistant 203-639-3501 x108cshingler@episcopalct.org

Biography

Bishop Laura Ahrens was consecrated in June of 2007 and serves as the Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut. Laura is passionate about engaging ministry in the local context. One of her greatest joys is sharing the fullness of this faithful life of a disciple/apostle of The Good News. Laura enjoys working with parishes and communities as they seek to enhance their life of discipleship, nurturing their spiritual lives and engagement with scripture. Linking this discipleship with ministries of being sent out into the world as apostles to share the Good News is the primary focus of her ministry. Like breathing in and breathing out, we need to embrace both our discipleship and our apostleship to live into our new life in Jesus Christ.

Topics

  • aging
  • anti-racism
  • chaplaincy (university, military prison, healthcare)
  • clergy assistants/associates
  • diaconal ministry
  • ecumenical relations
  • environmental stewardship
  • educational ministries (schools, colleges, universities)
  • grants, Jack Spaeth Care for Creation
  • grants, mission development fund
  • grants, United Thank Offering (UTO)
  • Holy Land ministries
  • jubilee ministries
  • ordination process, diaconal
  • prison ministry - Faith Behind Bars and Beyond (FBBB)
  • retired clergy
  • urban ministry
  • women's ministry
  • young adult formation/ministry
  • youth formation/ministry