Robert Wilkes Ihloff was elected 13th Bishop of Maryland on May 20, 1995, and was consecrated on October 21, 1995, in the Cathedral of SS.
Peter and Paul, Washington, DC.
Born in New Britain, Ct, on May 19, 1941, Bishop Ihloff received an A.B. with Departmental Honors in history from Ursinus College
in 1964.In 1967 he received his M.Div. from Episcopal Theological School, and in 1972 he received an M.A. in European History from Central Connecticut State College.
In 1977-78 he
studied with the Boston Gestalt Institute
, and in 1986 he
received a D.Min. from Episcopal Divinity School
thesis project in the area of Group Spiritual Direction.In 1996, E.D.S. awarded Ihloff
a D.D.He is a Fellow of the College of Preachers and an Associate of the Order of the Holy Cross. Bishop Ihloff began his ministry as Assistant at St. Mark's Church, New Britain, CT in 1967.At the same time he served as Episcopal Chaplain at Central Conn. State College.He then served as Vicar of St. George's Church, Bolton, CT and subsequently, as Assistant and later Priest-in-Charge of Trinity Church, Southport, CT. In Connecticut he was active in youth ministry and ecumenical affairs. In 1976, Bishop Ihloff became Rector of St. Paul's Church, Natick, MA, where he served until 1987.During that time he served as Presiding Minister of the United Parish of Natick, an ecumenical linking of four Protestant churches; was a member of several Diocesan Committees, including the Standing Committee and Diocesan Council, and was a Field Education Supervisor at both Harvard Divinity and Episcopal Divinity Schools.