Assisting Bishops

  • The Rt. Rev. Kenneth L. Price Jr.

    The Rt. Rev. Kenneth L. Price Jr.

    Bishop Price is the retired bishop suffragan of Southern Ohio. He retired in 2012 after 18 years of ministry as a bishop in Southern Ohio and 40+ years as a priest.

    Bishop Price was born in Charleston, West Virginia, and received a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University in 1965, a S.T.B. (MDiv) from the General Theological Seminary in 1968, a master’s degree in counseling from Marshall University in 1974 and a doctor of divinity degree from the General Theological Seminary in 1995. He was ordained deacon and priest in West Virginia in 1968 and bishop suffragan in Southern Ohio in 1994.

    In West Virginia, Price served churches in Barboursville, Parkersburg and Wheeling and was for four years a chaplain at Marshall University. In addition, he served twice as regional dean and was the archdeacon for the northern district of the diocese when he was elected bishop suffragan in Southern Ohio. From January 2006 until April 2007, Bishop Price served as the Bishop in charge in Southern Ohio, leading the diocese as its chief pastor and overseeing administrative and financial matters. In October 2009, he was called to serve as the provisional bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, until the election and consecration of a new diocesan bishop in 2012.

    As the retired bishop suffragan in Southern Ohio, Bishop Price will continue with some episcopal visitations and duties.

    On the national level, Bishop Price has served General Convention as a deputy or bishop for 13 consecutive conventions beginning in 1976 and was instrumental in bringing the General Convention to Columbus in 2006. He serves on the General Convention Planning and Arrangements committee, is secretary of the House of Bishops and was on the Joint Nominating Committee that led to the election of the current Presiding Bishop. He also was appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury and served on an international Windsor Report Reception committee.

    Bishop Price is married to the former Mariann Prosser, a retired social worker who specialized in overseas adoptions. They live in Columbus. They have two grown children, Jeffrey, and KB VanHorn, who lives in Seattle with her husband, Erik, and children Sage and McKenna.

    He answers e-mail personally and welcomes your comments, questions and suggestions.

    E-mail him at kprice@nulldiosohio.org

  • The Rt. Rev. Bavi Edna “Nedi” Rivera

    The Rt. Rev. Bavi Edna “Nedi” Rivera

    Bishop Rivera was elected Provisional Bishop of Eastern Oregon at a special diocesan convention in May 2009. At the time, she also was bishop suffragan of the Diocese of Olympia; she retired from the Washington state post in January 2010. The job of EDEO provisional bishop is a one-third time position.

    Bishop Rivera is the first Latina bishop and the 12th woman bishop in The Episcopal Church. Before she was elected Olympia’s first suffragan in 2004, she was rector for 10 years of St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, San Francisco. Ordained to the priesthood in 1979, Bishop Rivera has served parishes in both the Diocese of California and the Diocese of El Camino Real. She earned an M.Div and a D.D. from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, Calif.

    Nationally, Bishop Rivera is a member of the College for Bishops’ Curriculum Board, the House of Bishops’ Planning Committee and the Lutheran-Episcopal Coordinating Committee.

    Bishop Rivera is one of three daughters born to a Puerto Rican father and an Anglo mother; her father, the late Rt. Rev. Victor Manuel Rivera was Bishop of San Joaquin. Growing up in an English-speaking household, Bishop Rivera worked hard to become conversant in Spanish so she also could celebrate and preach in that language.

    She is married to the Rev. Robert (Bob) Moore and resides in Cincinnati. Her interests include baseball, movies, theatre, music, dancing, good books, cooking and her children and grandchildren – not necessarily in that order.

    Contact Bishop Rivera at nrivera@nulldiosohio.org