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Our Delegated Oversight Bishop – The Right Reverend Matthew Gunter, Bishop of Fond du Lac

Bishop Matthew is the eighth and current Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin in The Episcopal Church. Prior to becoming bishop, he served as Rector of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Glen Ellyn, Illinois and as Assistant Rector of St. David Church, Glenview, Illinois.

He was raised on a farm in northern Indiana and worked in the family run sawmill. He received his bachelor’s degree in history from Indiana University. He then taught and worked in education. He married Leslie in 1981. After college, he attended Gordon-Conwell Seminary for a time then moved to California where he taught high school. While there he was a member of a Lutheran church and volunteered as the youth leader until he joined an Episcopal church and were confirmed in 1990. In 1993 attended Virginia Theological Seminary, receiving his degree in 1996.

The Chapel came into a pastoral relationship with Bishop Gunter when Bishop Daniel Martins delegated his oversight of The Chapel of Saint John the Divine in September of 2019, allowing The Chapel of Saint John the Divine to offer the rites of marriage to couples of the same sex.