|On Thursday, March 23, 2023, Bishop Griselda Delgado Del Carpio retired as Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Cuba.
The day marks an important date in the history of the Episcopal Church in Cuba – with her retirement after 12 transformative years as the Bishop of Cuba and as the first woman to serve in the role of Diocesan Bishop both in Cuba and in Latin America.
Bishop Griselda was born in 1955 in La Paz, Bolivia and graduated from the Universidad Mayor de San Andres in La Paz in 1981 with a degree in sociology. In 1982, she moved to Cuba to enter the Evangelical Seminary of Theology in Matanzas, Cuba.
Bishop Griselda remained in Cuba after seminary and was ordained as a Deacon in 1986. Shortly thereafter, she arrived in Itabo, Cuba, a small town with little knowledge of Jesus Christ, to serve at a church property with crumbling walls and no roof, known as Santa Maria Virgen. She served as rector there for 20 years, was consecrated as Bishop Coadjutor for the Diocese of Cuba in 2010 and installed later that year as Diocesan Bishop of the Episcopal Church of Cuba at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Havana.