Green Festival Speakers

Eugene Sutton


The Right Reverend Eugene Taylor Sutton is Bishop of the Diocese of Maryland of the Episcopal Church. He previously served as Canon Pastor of Washington National Cathedral and Director of its Cathedral Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage. He is working to be known as The Green Bishop.

Bishop Sutton was raised in Washington and educated in its public schools. He was ordained in the Reformed Church in America. After serving as pastor of an innercity congregation for five years, he entered graduate studies at Princeton Theological Seminary, completing all but dissertation in the Doctorate program.

While teaching homiletics and liturgics at two seminaries, he returned to his love of Anglican spirituality, doing his Anglican studies at the University of the South, School of Theology. He served as assistant to the Bishop and Chaplain of the Diocese of New Jersey and served as adjunct professor of preaching at the General Theological Seminary (NYC). He served as vicar of St. Michael's Church in Trenton, and served two parishes in D.C.

Bishop Sutton has been a frequent leader of retreats and conferences throughout the nation on prayer, spirituality, and preaching. He has published several articles on prayer, spirituality, and homiletics, and is one of the contributors to the book The Diversity of Centering Prayer.