The Right Reverend David Joslin
Rector Emeritus, Bishop in residence
The Rt. Reverend David B. Joslin was born in southern New Jersey, the son of a Methodist minister. He was ordained Deacon and Priest in the Episcopal Church in 1965 and served parishes in Northern New Jersey; Wilmington, Delaware; Edina, Minnesota and Christ Church in Westerly from 1974 through 1986. In 1991, he was ordained Bishop of the Diocese of Central New York. In 200, he was asked by the Presiding Bishop to develop a "new kind of Episcopal ministry" now known as "Provisional Bishop" to assist dioceses in transition from one bishop to another. He served in that capacity in the Diocese of New Jersey and Long Island. He retired to Westerly in 2004 and served as Assisting Bishop to Bishop Wolf. His wife Kathrine died after a long illness, and in 2017 he married Missy Bennett, whom he had known for many years through her church work. He is delighted to help Father Chandy and enjoys ministering to and with old and new friends at Christ Church!