Episcopal Bishop Robert C. Wright has been selected as a board member of Habitat for Humanity International.
Bishop Wright will serve on the Governance and Operations Committees board committees, said Habitat International Board Chair Brad Hewitt.
“We appreciate your commitment to this ministry and look forward to all we will accomplish together. I am confident your leadership and service will help advance the work of Habitat around the world,” Hewitt said when welcoming Wright.
Wright stated that he is excited and honored by the opportunity to serve on the policy setting board.
“I believe the work of Habitat for Humanity is so important in knitting together families and building futures for children,” he said. “There are many effective housing organizations, but Habitat sets and continues to be the gold standard.”
The bishop has guided the work of the Episcopal Church in Middle and North Georgia since becoming the 10th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta in 2012.
Bishop Wright serves on several other nonprofit boards and is chair of the General Seminary board of trustees. He also is an appointed member of the Georgia Supreme Court Committee on Justice for Children, J4C.
Twice named one of Georgia’s top leaders by Georgia Trend Magazine, Bishop Wright is a vocal and active leader in the community, addressing Georgia legislature about gun control, advocating against the death penalty, and supporting programs for underprivileged youth.
Most of all, Bishop Wright is an encourager, a welcomer, and an inspiring spiritual leader.
“Whoever you are, God seeks a relationship with you. Peace is within reach. Healing is within reach. Love is within reach. Don’t be afraid to bring your questions, heartaches, doubts and joys. It’s a great time to be part of God’s church.”
The Diocese of Atlanta includes 117 parishes, schools and community ministries in 75 counties of Middle and North Georgia.