Welcome to the Diocese of the Rio Grande Southwest Deanery Website.

The Diocese of the Rio Grande was formed in 1952 by the General Convention of The Episcopal Church from the Missionary District of New Mexico and Southwest Texas.

The Diocese encompasses 154,000 square miles of the State of New Mexico and Far West Texas from the Pecos River to the border with Mexico along the Rio Grande.

The Rt. Rev. Michael Buerkel Hunn was elected Bishop of the Diocese of the Rio Grande on May 5, 2018. He was ordained and consecrated Bishop on November 3, 2018, and serves as chief pastor for the 15,000 members of the congregations of the Diocese that comprises the 154,000 square miles of the Diocese.