Michael Curry

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Bishop (1953)
Thu Sep 24 2020
By   Manish Khanal

Not everyone gets to be current presiding bishop and primate of The Episcopal Church. Michael Curry is one of the luckiest people to serve as the head bishop in England. 

Curry is the first African American to serve as presiding bishop in The Episcopal Church. He was previously bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina. Michael has been working as a priest since 1978. 

Relationship Status of Michael Curry

Most of us believe that Priest's do not marry in their lifetime. They have to separate themselves from this world of love and hate. However, The position is gained not by sacrificing love but with the devotion towards one's faith.

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Image: Michael Curry along with his wife, Sharon
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Michael Curry is married to his longtime girlfriend, Sharon Clement. The duo has been married for more than four decades. The duo was an informal relationship for sometime before tying their knot.

The duo had a private wedding ceremony where only a few members from both the families and some close friends attended the ceremony. The duo seems to be very much supportive of each other. 

Father of Two Children

Michael is the proud mother of two children. The duo was blessed with a first child, a daughter, Rachel Curry, soon after their wedding. The exact information about her birth is unknown to the public. 

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Image: Curry along with his wife and their daughter, Rachel
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As of now, Rachel is a self-employed mom who loves books and is "Mother to A Future King and Future Queens, Stubborn, Loyal, Lupus Warrior Who Never Quits!"

Following the birth of Rachel, three expanded to four with welcoming a new member, Elizabeth Curry, in the family. Elizabeth Curry Is a Teacher & Is Working on Her Master's Degree. 

Net Worth And Earnings

Michael Curry has a net worth of more than $2 Million. He has accumulated most of his net worth working as a priest and serving as Head Bishop at The Episcopal Church. Terrell Fletcher is a retired American football player involved in the service to Church, who has a net worth of more than $6 Million.

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Image: Michael is a bishop at The Episcopal Church
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As per sources, Michael has a salary of $280,500 for his time of serving at the highest level of Church. This does not include housing allowances totaling $75,000.He inspired a $2.5 million restoration of the St. James' church building after a fire.

Curry was invited by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to deliver the sermon at their wedding. The sermon emphasized the redemptive potential of love and used fire as a metaphor for its power and significance. Curry was appointed a serving brother of the Order of St John by Elizabeth II in 2015.

Michael Curry's Early Life and Career

Michael Curry was born as Michael Bruce Curry on March 13, 1953, in Chicago, Illinois. He seems to be the only child born to Dorothy and the Rev. Kenneth Curry. His mother died when he was young; his father and grandmother raised him. 

Curry earned a Master of Divinity degree, in 1978, from the Yale Divinity School, in association with Berkeley Divinity School. Curry was ordained deacon at St. Paul's Cathedral, Buffalo, New York, by the Rt. Rev. Harold B. Robinson in June 1978. 

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