The Rt. Rev. Carol Gallagher

Rev. Carol Gallagher

The Rt. Rev. Carol Gallagher, PHD is a member of the Cherokee tribe and serves as Regional Canon in the Diocese of Massachusetts. Most recently she served as Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Montana and as Bishop Missioner for the Bishops’ Native Collaborative. Her most recent writing can be found in Coming Full Circle: Constructing Native Christian Theology (August 2015). Her most recent book is entitled Family Theology (2012) and her first book, Reweaving the Sacred (2008), focused on congregational development. She was honored as a Procter Fellow at EDS and with a Louisville Institute Grant. She has served as Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Newark and as Bishop Suffragan in the Diocese of Southern Virginia.

Carol is married to Mark Gallagher and they have three daughters, Emily, Ariel, and Phoebe as well as three grandchildren, Lillian, Silas, and Destiny. As the first American Indian female bishop in the Episcopal Church and the first Indigenous female bishop in the worldwide Anglican Communion, Carol shows her gratitude to God by honoring her elders' love and teachings, and by offering her gifts and skills for Christ’s service and to do justice within and beyond the Church.