Mariann Edgar Budde serves as spiritual leader for 86 Episcopal congregations and ten Episcopal schools in the District of Columbia and four Maryland counties. The first woman elected to this position, she also serves as the chair and president of the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation, which oversees the ministries of the Washington National Cathedral and Cathedral schools.
When not working, you’ll often find her riding her bicycle, cooking dinner for friends, or visiting family. Bishop Budde and her husband, Paul, have two adult sons, Amos, married to Erika, and Patrick. The Buddes welcomed their second grandchild in the late winter of 2021.