Bishop Lillibridge, the ninth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, was born in San Antonio, Texas, in 1956. He was elected bishop in October 2003 and was ordained to that office in February 2004.
He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State) in 1978. He graduated from Virginia Seminary in 1982 and was ordained deacon in June of that year. He was ordained priest in January, 1983.
Prior to his election in 2003, he served as Rector of St. David's, San Antonio; Church of the Advent and St. Paul's, Brownsville; St. James, Del Rio; and Assistant Rector at Church of the Good Shepherd, Corpus Christi. An Episcopal Day School was part of each parish, allowing him to put his education degree to good use. He also served four years as Archdeacon of West Texas.
As Bishop of West Texas, he oversees 90 congregations, 26 Episcopal Schools, 26,000+ members of the diocese, and approximately 200 active and retired clergy. He has been awarded honorary doctoral degrees from Virginia Theological Seminary (2004) and the University of the South, Sewanee (2006). In 2010, he was recognized as a Distinguished Alumni of Texas State University.
He and Catherine have been married since 1985 and live in San Antonio. They have three adult children: Sarah, Amy, and Thomas. His hobbies include golfing, traveling, and reading a variety of books, with special interest in historical writings.