Bishop Julian Dobbs

Bishop Julian Mark Dobbs is the Diocesan Bishop of The Anglican Diocese of the Living Word and has oversight of the clergy and congregations in the diocese. He and his wife Brenda, have made their home in Northern Virginia since 2006.


Ordained in 1991, he planted three congregations and served as the rector of the fastest growing Anglican church in New Zealand. He was elected and consecrated as bishop by the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) in 2011, and is a member of the College of Bishops of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA).


Bishop Julian is passionate about the saving power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and is committed to empowering congregations, supporting clergy, transforming injustice, inspiring local and global mission, and church planting churches.

Bishop William Love

Bishop William Love was ordained to the priesthood in 1992. He was consecrated as a Coadjutor-Bishop in 2006 and began his term as the ninth Diocesan Bishop of the Diocese of Albany in 2007.  Bishop Love resigned from his position as Diocesan Bishop on February 1, 2021. He began his service as Assisting Bishop to the Anglican Diocese of the Living Word on Easter Sunday, 2021.


As an assisting bishop, Bishop Bill  supports Bishop Julian in providing episcopal ministry to the congregations, church plants and ministries of this diocese.


In 1983, William, an Air Force veteran himself, married the nowretired Air Force Colonel Karen Love. They are parents to two children and proud grandparents of four grandchildren, with an eagerly anticipated fifth on the way. The Love’s make their home in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York.

Bishop David Bena

Bishop David Bena started his ministry as a bishop in 2000. He has faithfully served the church in many locations. He recently retired from service as the Suffragan Bishop of the Anglican Diocese Living Word in 2019. Now, as a retired bishop he assists Bishop Julian Dobbs with his episcopal tasks.


Bishop Dave resides with his wife, Mary Ellen, at their house in Syracuse, NY. He is currently serving as the interim minister at Church of the Holy Trinity, Syracuse, NY.

Bishop Daniel Herzog

Bishop Daniel Herzog joined the diocese as a retired bishop in 2021.


Bishop Herzog has faithfully served over 50 years in pastoral ministry. He became the eighth Diocesan Bishop of the Diocese of Albany in 1998 where he served until 2007. Bishop Herzog and his wife, Carol, have since continued to minister in the State of of New York in many capacities.


Bishop Herzog’s extensive experience is a tremendous blessing to the Church and we anticipate that the Anglican Diocese of the Living Word will benefit greatly from his ministry.