Below is Part Two of the Bishop Coadjutor John Taylor story. A special moment at John Taylor’s consecration on July 8 at the Chandler Pavilion was when the newly-consecrated Bishop Coadjutor brought out onto the stage first, his wife Cathy O’Connor; then, the four young adult children of their blended family. Their oldest girl is about to deliver John and Cathy’s first grandchild. Read on!
Fr. Colville Smythe
Bishop Taylor began discerning a call to ordained ministry in 1997 and was ordained a priest in January 2004 by the Rt. Rev. Chester Talton, bishop suffragan of the Diocese of Los Angeles. Bishop Bruno sent the new priest to St. John’s later that year.
Bishop Taylor has served as a member of the governing board of the National Association of Episcopal Schools. For the Diocese of Los Angeles, he serves on the board of the Episcopal Community Federal Credit Union, Commission on Ministry, Commission on Emergent Ministries, Bloy House, and Committee on Constitution and Canons. He has served as chair of the Committee on Resolutions.
Bishop Taylor has published two novels, Patterns of Abuse and Jackson Place, as well as articles for many newspapers and magazines and writes for his blog. He is married to Canon Kathy Hannigan O’Connor (an active lay minister in her own right and also a former chief of staff to Mr. Nixon) and is the father of Valerie and Lindsay and the stepfather of Daniel and Meaghan, all grown and launched. He is a graduate of Phillips Academy, Andover (1973), the University of California, San Diego (1980) and the Claremont School of Theology (2003).
The lessons appointed for August 13, 2017 are here.
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