In January, the Rev. Canon Bruce W. Woodcock ’76 was named Episcopal Church Partnership Officer for Asia and the Pacific, part of the Church’s global partnerships team and a member of the staff of the Presiding Bishop, the Most Reverend Michael B. Curry ’75.
In this position, beginning March 1, “Woodcock will be responsible for nurturing [the Church’s] relationships with Anglican Communion partners in the region and working with the…Church’s office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations. He will serve as a resource for parishes, dioceses and institutions, and as a bridge in nurturing and promoting relationships with this region,” a press release from the Episcopal Church explains.
Currently the Interim Pastor at St. Mary’s-in-Tuxedo, Tuxedo Park, N.Y., Woodcock has served congregations in the Diocese of Newark and has held a number of roles at the Church Pension Group. Through his work there, he developed extensive regional experience and relationships with Anglican primates, provincial secretaries and staff officers in Hong Kong, Korea, Japan and the Philippines as well as clergy in Guam/Saipan and with the bishop, clergy and staff of the Diocese of Taiwan.
Previously, he served the Episcopal Church Center as Deputy to the Senior Executive for Mission Operations; Deputy Director of the World Mission Overseas Development Office; and Assistant Secretary for Legislation for the General Convention.
He served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Sierra Leone and has worked on refugee and community development programs in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
After graduating from Hobart with a degree in religious studies, Woodcock earned a master of sacred theology and a master of divinity from General Theological Seminary; and a master of arts in international administration from the School for International Training. He also holds graduate study certificates in human interaction, training theory and practice and organizational development from the NTL Institute. He is the recipient of numerous certificates and awards and was named a Canon of Trinity Cathedral, Monrovia, Liberia, in 2008.