Bowie Snodgrass

Collaborating to Create Community


was born in Manhattan and grew up in inner-city and Appalachian rectories in the South Bronx, Newark, Cincinnati, and Western New York.  She is the Curate at Christ Church in Short Hills, following her ordination in the Diocese of New York. Previously, she served as Wisdom Year Resident at the Parish of Calvary-St. George’s.

Bowie served as Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries at St. James’ Episcopal Church on Madison Avenue in New York City.  She is a co-founder of Faith House Manhattan – an inter-religious community, which encourages people to “experience your neighbor’s faith, deepen your own” – and served as Executive Director from 2009-12. She is also co-founder of Transmission, an emerging house church, and has been involved in various emerging church projects since 2006.

From 2010-11, Bowie was a lay member on the Task Group selected to produce a new liturgy for same-gender blessings on behalf of the Standing Commission of Liturgy and Music. She oversaw a comprehensive redesign of as Web Content Editor from 2004-2007, worked in the Episcopal Office of Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations during seminary, and served as an Episcopal Steering Committee member for Christian Churches Together. She is a founding member of the Order of Urban Missioners at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, where she is a member of the Congregation of Saint Saviour.

Bowie majored in Religious Studies at Vassar College, received her M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary in New York City, a Master of Sacred Theology and a Diploma in Anglican Studies from General Theological Seminary.  She has been published in Discovering the Spirit in the City, The Huffington Post, The Anglican Theological Review, Episcopal Life Online, and Washington Window. She lives in Short Hills, New Jersey with her husband, George Mathew, and son, Jacob.


The Rev. Bowie Snodgrass

Photo by Mark Stephen Korbluth