Heather Wiseman

Heather Wiseman

I am a native Cincinnatian & cradle Episcopalian. I was baptized at St. Matthew’s in Bond Hill and confirmed by Bishop Hobson. I went to Walnut Hills High School where I sang in the choir and participated in school productions. I received my BA from Lindenwood College in St. Charles, Missouri and M.Div. from Bexley Hall Episcopal/Trinity Lutheran Seminary in 2003.

The first ten years of my ministry were as a deacon. My husband, Marshall, and I began the process for the diaconate in 1990. At the conclusion of my studies, I was encouraged by my mentors to become a priest. Bishop Thompson supported my call but after praying about it, I felt it was the wrong time in my life to do so. I was ordained deacon in 1993.

While serving at St. Andrew’s, Evanston, I received a more forceful push to the priesthood from other clergy, lay people and parishioners. God has a way of getting our attention. After much prayer, I again asked Bishop Thompson for his blessing. Both he and I felt this was the right time for me to go to seminary.

I retired from Procter & Gamble after 28 years in June 2000
to begin studies at Bexley Hall in Bexley, Ohio. I was elected student body president of Bexley/Trinity my senior year, serving on the Disciplinary Board and working with the Dean of the Chapel as vocal coach for Lutheran seminarians. I was ordained priest 21 June 2003 at Christ Church Cathedral.

I was assistant priest at St. Timothy’s, Anderson Township for 11 years, then interim priest and co-pastor at Indian Hill Episcopal Presbyterian Church for one and one half years.

I have served in many capacities in the Diocese. As deacon: Diocesan Convener of Deacons, co-author Forward Movement pamphlet, The Diaconate, Commission on Ministry, Liturgy & Music Commission, Agenda & Dispatch, Secretary of Diocesan Convention and Litanist for the consecration of The Rt. Rev. Wendell N. Gibbs, Bishop of Michigan and former rector of St. Andrew’s, Cincinnati.

As priest, I served as secretary for Commission on Ministry, Chair of Liturgy & Music Committee, Deputy to General Convention (2006-2012), Secretary of Diocesan Convention, retreat leader and Board member of Community of the Transfiguration for the development of St. Mary’s Retreat Center.

I have been married to The Rev. Marshall Wiseman for 43 years. I have 3 children, The Rev. Grant B. Wiseman, Gregory Scott (deceased) and Anne E. Wiseman and two stepdaughters Cameron Holtz and Courtney Rice. We have 10 grandchildren, 2 foster grandchildren and a great grandson.