Presiding Bishop

The Rt. Rev. John A. Herzog, OSA

The Rt. Rev. John A. Herzog, Presiding Bishop of the American Anglican Church, was born in Broad Channel, New York to Joseph Charles and Miriam Lyder Herzog on January 19.1932. He was baptized at Christ By The Sea Episcopal Church. At an early age his family moved to the Eastern Shore of Virginia where he spent his early childhood. He was confirmed at Christ Church in Eastville, Virginia. The family, which consisted of his parents and a brother and a sister, returned to New York in 1948 where they attended St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Brooklyn, New York. He served in the United States Army from 1952 to 1954. Bishop Herzog graduated from Adelphi College where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Personnel Management and went on to obtain a Master of Business Administration from Adelphi University. He was employed by New York Telephone Company for 35 years in an executive capacity.

Bishop Herzog attended the Institute of Theology at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City and General Seminary. He was ordained to the Diaconate by Bishop Anthony Clavier on December 5.1982 and to the Holy Priesthood on June 5.1983. He founded the Anglican Mission of the Holy Innocents in June 1983 and the Order of Saint Andrew in 1986. He was consecrated a Bishop in the American Anglican Church in June 1994.

He is married to Selina Ann Herzog (nee Mellett) and they have three daughters, Mrs. Noreen Halbach, Dr. Marianne Lorenzen and Mrs. Sheila Sammur. They are the proud grandparents of Colin, Kirsten and Ethan Halbach and Astrid Louise Lorenzen.

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