The Reverend Canon Richard Morrison retired on July 1, 2018 as the Interim Rector of the Church of the Epiphany. Prior to this role, he was on the staff of the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona as Canon for Ecumenical and Community Affairs.  He has also been a deputy to the General Convention of the Episcopal Church, Chancellor of the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona, and, of course, Rector of a local parish.  Richard is the recipient of the Town of Gilbert's Centennial Award for Religion.


Service to seminaries has been a passion of Richard’s.  He has served on the boards of the Claremont School of Theology, the Seabury-Western School of Theology, and the Church Divinity School of the Pacific (where he was Chairman of the Board).  He took two years out of law practice to also serve as Vice-President of the Claremont School of Theology.

In December of 2015, Richard and co-author, Billie Fidlin, published Led by God, a monograph to accompany Richard's book Activate Human Capital.

In a time when anxiety and brokenness have become hallmarks of so many institutions, this small volume abounds with wisdom and insight for those who seek a better way. Every page offers valuable perspectives on how leaders, in the church and beyond, can both value and benefit from the too often underappreciated gifts of our most valuable resource – the people with whom we serve.

While the principles have been distilled into seven People-Centric insights, Morrison and Fidlin offer a path to transform entire human ecologies toward hope, worth and productivity. For many, the language of Servant Leadership has become just another shibboleth – in these pages are insights that liberate anew the understanding that in all our ministry and service, all may gain in self worth and their true value to the community.

~Philip Amerson, President Emeritus, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Richard Morrison and Billie Fidlin have proved that combining Christian ethics with modern business practice is not only possible, but is a winning combination for the church. Building upon their considerable experience in both secular and religious organizations, they have shown us a management technique that is both compassionate and effective. This is must reading for church leaders!

~The Right Rev. Kirk Stevan Smith, Ph.D, D. D.

A sermon from the Rev. Canon Richard Morrison:

Find the Rev. Canon Richard Morrison on Facebook:

The Reverend Canon RIchard Morrison on Facebook

Community Service & Involvement 

Church Divinity School of the Pacific

     Board of Trustees


Claremont School of Theology
     Vice President

     Board of Trustees


Episcopal Diocese of Arizona

     Legal Advisor to the Bishop, the 

     Convention, to several boards 

     and commissions of the Diocese;

     legal counsel to political asylum refugees


Seabury-Western School of Theology
     Member, Board of Trustees

Presentations and Publications

Led by God, December 2016


Feeding the World, delivered at the annual meeting of the Agribusiness Council of Arizona, May, 2012


Cancer as an Occasion of Grace. Seabury Crosscroads, Spring, 2005