Episcopal Diocese of Long Island (One Diocese, One Mission) is composed of 132 congregations in Brooklyn, Queens, and Nassau and Suffolk counties. It is part of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion.
The Episcopal Diocese of Long Island encompasses the largest and most populous island in the continental United States, covering 1,400 square miles of rural farmlands, urban cityscapes, and everything in between. The people of this diocese are among the most diverse in the world, yet are united in their mission to serve the people of God in their midst.
The Right Reverend Lawrence C. Provenzano, eighth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, was consecrated in September of 2009. He serves as President of Province II of the Episcopal Church and as a member of the Presiding Bishop's Council of Advice. He also serves on the House of Bishops' Committee on Pastoral Development. He is an active member of Bishops United Against Gun Violence.
Prior to his consecration, Bishop Provenzano was rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Longmeadow, Massachusetts; rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in North Adams, Massachusetts; and priest-in-charge of Christ Episcopal Church in Westerly, Rhode Island. For ten years prior to becoming Bishop of Long Island, he served as the Chief Chaplain of the Massachusetts Corps of Fire Chaplains.
Received as an Episcopal priest in 1984, Bishop Provenzano holds a Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York and a Master of Divinity from Christ the King Seminary. For two years before his ordination, he was a member of a religious community.
Bishop Provenzano and his wife, Jeanne, have three adult children: Katy, Mary, and Christopher.