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The Rt. Rev. Michael Buerkel Hunn
Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande
505.881.0636 ext 16

The Rt. Rev. Michael Buerkel Hunn Biography

Ther Right Rev. Michael Buerkel Hunn

The Rev. Canon Michael Buerkel Hunn grew up in New Mexico and Texas. In twenty years of ordained ministry he has served as a parish priest, a school chaplain, college chaplain, and Canon to Bishop Michael Curry. He currently serves as Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Ministry within The Episcopal Church, is Director of Communications, and oversees other key departments. He led Bishop Curry's transition team and led a staff-wide restructure and culture transformation process. He supports the Presiding Bishop's ministry in 108 dioceses and 16 countries.

Canon Hunn was a Canon to the Ordinary in the Diocese of North Carolina, where he designed and led diocesan systems in the areas of congregational support and development, youth ministry, pastoral response, transition ministry, clergy discipline, misconduct prevention training, priestly ordination process, and conflict transformation.

As a lecturer, keynote speaker, and preacher, he has spoken on subjects such as public speaking, non-violent communication, canon law, stewardship, and non-violent approaches to conversations about race. He brings fresh ideas to traditional subjects.

Ordained in 1996, Canon Hunn first served The Kent School in Connecticut as chaplain, head baseball coach, and chair of the Theology Department. He went on to serve as senior associate rector of the Church of the Holy Comforter in Kenilworth, Illinois and as Episcopal chaplain to Davidson College and associate rector of St. Alban’s, Davidson, North Carolina.

Canon Hunn holds degrees from Middlebury College (Bachelor of Arts, History and Religion) and Cambridge University (Master of Arts, Theology) and a Certificate of Advanced Theological Study from Seabury Western Theological Seminary.

He loves his work for the church and also loves spending time with his family, baseball, digging in his vegetable garden, writing fiction and riding bicycles. His short story “Al’s Garage and Soul Repair Shop” won the 2009 Middlebury Magazine Fiction Contest.

He is married to the Rev. Meg Buerkel Hunn, Assistant Rector at Christ Church in Raleigh, North Carolina and has three children, Dexter, Murphy, and Dosie.

The Rev. Canon Raymond Raney
Canon to the Ordinary
505.881.0636 ext. 105

The Very Rev. Canon Carole McGowan
Dean of the Bishop’s School for Ministries
505.881.0636 ext. 111

The Venerable Patty Soukup
Archdeacon: Deputy Chief of Staff
505.881.0636 ext. 112

John Perner
Diocesan Treasurer

Ms. Mary Jewell
Executive Assistant to the Bishop
505.881.0636 ext. 102

Ms. Lisa Katz-Ricker
Diocesan Business Manager
505.881.0636 ext. 109

Ms. Annette Chavez y De La Cruz
Special Projects Administrator
505.881.0636 ext. 104

Ms. Toye Robertson
Administrative Assistant
505.881.0636 ext. 101

Intake Officers

Kip Purcell, Esq.

Martha Franks

The Very Rev. Canon Michael Perko