House of Deputies

of The Episcopal Church

Sean Rowe

Northwest Pennsylvania, Province III and Western New York, Province II

The Rt. Rev. Sean Rowe was ordained bishop of the Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania in 2007 and became bishop provisional of Western New York in 2019. He previously served as bishop provisional of the Diocese of Bethlehem from 2014 until 2018.

At the church-wide level, Bishop Sean currently serves as the parliamentarian for the House of Bishops and Executive Council, as the vice chair of the Standing Commission on Structure, Governance, Constitution and Canons,  and as a member of the President of the House of Deputies’ Council of Advice.

Born in Sharon, Pennsylvania, Bishop Sean graduated from Grove City College in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History. He immediately entered the Virginia Theological Seminary and graduated in 2000 with a Master in Divinity degree. Bishop Sean earned a Ph.D. in Organizational Learning and Leadership at Gannon University in 2014.

Bishop Sean resides in Erie, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Carly, and their daughter, Lauren.