Rt. Rev. John A. Herzog, OSA
Rt. Rev. John A. Herzog, Presiding Bishop of the American Anglican
Church, was born in Broad Channel, New York to Joseph Charles and
Miriam Lyder Herzog on January 19.1932. He was baptized at Christ
By The Sea Episcopal Church. At an early age his family moved to
the Eastern Shore of Virginia where he spent his early childhood.
He was confirmed at Christ Church in Eastville, Virginia. The family,
which consisted of his parents and a brother and a sister, returned
to New York in 1948 where they attended St. Thomas Episcopal Church
in Brooklyn, New York. He served in the United States Army from
1952 to 1954. Bishop Herzog graduated from Adelphi College where
he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Personnel Management
and went on to obtain a Master of Business Administration from
Adelphi University. He was employed by New York Telephone Company
for 35 years in an executive capacity.
Bishop Herzog attended
the Institute of Theology at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
in New York City and General Seminary. He was ordained to the Diaconate
by Bishop Anthony Clavier on December 5.1982 and to the Holy Priesthood
on June 5.1983. He founded the Anglican Mission of the Holy Innocents
in June 1983 and the Order of Saint Andrew in 1986. He was consecrated
a Bishop in the American Anglican Church in June 1994.
He is married to
Selina Ann Herzog (nee Mellett) and they have three daughters,
Mrs. Noreen Halbach, Dr. Marianne Lorenzen and Mrs. Sheila Sammur.
They are the proud grandparents of Colin, Kirsten and Ethan Halbach
and Astrid Louise Lorenzen.