“Bishop Griswold cared. He never failed to ask how I was doing, not in the superficial manner of many conversations, but with a spiritual depth aimed at my soul. I was fortunate to get to know him in many contexts over the years and was always amazed how he seemed to pick up with our last conversation whether a month or a year later. Our prayers are with his wife, Phoebe and their family as we give thanks for his life and ministry.”
Bishop Griswold served as presiding bishop from 1998-2006. He was succeeded by Katharine Jefferts Schori, the first woman to become a primate in the Anglican Communion. He continued a ministry of teaching, preaching, writing, lecturing and leading retreats, nationally and internationally.