Brian Wilbert

Archivist, Diocese of Ohio and Rector, Christ Episcopal Church, Oberlin

Brian is a “cradle” Episcopalian. An Episcopal clergyman since 1985, he has served all of his ordained ministry in the Diocese of Ohio. He fulfilled two terms on both the Diocesan Council and the Standing Committee, and from 1981-2011 helped plan the Kenyon Summer Conference, a week-long summer formation program for all ages held on the campus of Kenyon College. He has been Rector of Christ Church, Oberlin since 1996 and in 2013 added the mantel of part-time Diocesan Archivist.

Brian has served as both a deputy and alternate deputy to General Convention, and was elected to the upcoming 2018 General Convention.  At the 2015 General Convention he was appointed to a six-year term on the Board of the Archives of the Episcopal Church and was elected to the Executive Committee as Secretary.

His most recent work in the diocesan archives included research and presentation projects for the Diocesan Bicentennial Celebration: 2017 (organization), 2018 (admittance to the Episcopal Church by General Convention) and 2019 (Consecration of the first Bishop of Ohio). For his work, Brian received the Bishop’s Bicentennial Medal, one of only ten awarded.

Brian resides in Oberlin with his spouse, Yorki Encalada, a PH.D. candidate in Hispanic Studies at the University of Kentucky, and their 3-year old rescue Jack Russell Terrier, “Sancho Panza.”

Brian’s workshop:  Wednesday, April 25