The Rt. Rev. Roy F. Cederholm Jr., known as Bud, was born in Brockton, MA, in 1944. He is a Boston University graduate and went to seminary at Bexley Hall Divinity School in Rochester, NY. Bishop Cederholm was ordained to the priesthood in the Diocese of Massachusetts in 1972. He served as rector of Christ Church Needham from 1989 until 2000, when he was elected as Bishop Suffragan in the Diocese of Massachusetts. Alongside the Rt. Rev. M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE and the Rt. Rev. Gayle Harris, Bishop Cederholm provided oversight for diocesan congregational development. This included clergy and congregation transition ministry, congregational business consultants, leadership development, collaborative ministries, and ministry to clergy families. His leadership and participation in the Diocese’s summer Family Camp made it one of the Diocese’s most popular events. A gifted teacher and preacher, Bishop Cederholm is an active voice and witness for environmental stewardship. Sometimes known as the “Green Bishop,” he works passionately to engage God’s people in advocacy devoted to reversing climate change. Bishop Cederholm and his wife, Ruth Ann, have two sons and five awesome grandchildren.

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