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The Office of the Presiding Bishop, Anglican Church in America

The Right Reverend Stephen D. Strawn RIP

My dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

It is my sad duty to inform you that our dear brother in Christ, Bishop Stephen

Strawn, died of heart failure yesterday afternoon, October 29, at his home in Quincy,

Illinois. He was 63 years old. Bishop Strawn had been battling cancer for the last two


We ask your prayers for his wife, Annette, and their four daughters, Angelique,

Christine, Tiffany and Miranda. Pray as well for the clergy and people of St. John's

Cathedral, Quincy. Bishop Strawn had served that parish as its Rector for many years.

Bishop Stephen Strawn served the Diocese of the Missouri Valley, The Anglican

Church in America and The Traditional Anglican Church for many years. He was

ordained to the priesthood in 1996 and consecrated Bishop Coadjutor of the Diocese of

the Missouri Valley in 2007. Upon the retirement of Archbishop Louis Falk, Bishop

Strawn became the second Bishop Ordinary of the diocese. He served in that capacity

until his death.

Bishop Strawn served as Vice President of the ACA House of Bishops for nine

years. He also served as Episcopal Visitor to the Diocese of the West during its time of


A faithful and dedicated pastor and bishop, +Stephen Strawn loved his church and

served it with great distinction. He will be missed by his all who knew him He was a

devout Anglican, a dedicated bishop, a caring friend and a loving husband and father.

Rest eternal grant him, O Lord, and light perpetual shine upon him.

Faithfully in Christ,

The Most Reverend Juan Garcia

Presiding Bishop


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