Bishop Susan Bell succeeded Bishop Michael Bird as diocesan bishop on June 1, 2018 becoming the 12th Bishop of Niagara and the first woman to serve in this role. Born in 1966, Bishop Bell grew up in the diocese of Niagara in Hamilton. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English at McMaster University before pursuing a Master of Divinity degree at Wycliffe College in the University of Toronto. After graduating from seminary, Bishop Bell was ordained a deacon in 1997 and a priest in 1999 by the Diocese of Toronto. In 2019, Bishop Bell received the degree of Doctor of Divinity from Wycliffe College and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Church History at St. Michael's College, within the University of Toronto. She has also served as the chaplain of Wycliffe College, the senior chaplain at Havergal College in Toronto as well as a member of the Board of Governors at Havergal College.
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