February 21-24, 2022
DuBose Conference Center
“Leadership in a Time of Exile: Reflections on 1 Peter”
The Rt. Rev. Edward S. Little II
Edward Stuart Little II was elected seventh Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana in November 1999, and consecrated on March 18, 2000, in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. He was seated in the Cathedral of St. James, South Bend, on April 30, 2000. He retired in 2016.
Bishop Little was born in New York City and attended schools in Manhattan and in Norwalk, Connecticut. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California in 1968, his Master of Divinity from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in 1971, and was ordained deacon and priest that year in the Diocese of Chicago. Following his consecration, Bishop Little was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree by Seabury-Western. Bishop Little served two parishes as an assistant—St. Matthew’s, Evanston, Illinois, and St. Michael’s, Anaheim, California—and then moved in 1975 to St. Joseph’s Church, Buena Park, California, to become its vicar and later its first rector. In 1986, Bishop Little was called to All Saints Church, Bakersfield, California, where he served as rector until his election to the episcopate. He has authored two books; Ears to Hear and Joy in Disguise.