Frederick H. Borsch, American Episcopal prelate, Died at 81


Frederick Houk Borsch was born on September 13, 1935, and died on April 11, 2017.

He was an American Episcopal prelate.

Borsch was the Episcopal bishop of Los Angeles from 1988 to 2002.

He went on to served as interim dean of the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University and chair of Anglican studies at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.

He received his education at Princeton, Oxford and the General Theological Seminary, his Ph.D. degree is from the University of Birmingham in England.

Frederick H. Borsch was particularly notable for the development of Spanish-speaking congregations, the founding of the Episcopal Urban Intern Program (Episcopal Service Corps), his leadership in environmental stewardship, the building of the Cathedral Center of St. Paul, and advocacy for poverty-wage workers and the living wage while bishop in Los Angeles, he also served for twelve years as the chair of the House of Bishops’ Theology Committee and as a member of the design and steering teams for the 1988 and 1998 Lambeth Conferences, chairing the section “Called to be a Faithful Church in a Plural World” in 1998.

He died due to complications from myelodysplastic syndrome.

Frederick Houk Borsch passed away at 81 years old.