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Governor Stitt Appoints Edward Konieczny to Pardon and Parole Board

Friday, January 14, 2022

Governor Kevin Stitt announced today the appointment of Dr. Edward Konieczny to the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board following the resignation of Adam Luck.

“I am excited to welcome Edward to state service as a member of the Pardon and Parole Board,” said Governor Stitt. “He is an inspiring leader with a servant's heart, and I am confident in his ability to make and own responsibility for critical decisions.”

“It is an honor to be selected to serve on the state Pardon and Parole Board,” said Konieczny. “With nearly 20 years in law enforcement and 28 years in ministry I believe I bring a unique, equitable, and relevant perspective to this position. I am committed to fulfilling my duty and responsibility impartially and in accordance with the law of Oklahoma.”

Konieczny served as the Bishop, CEO and President of the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma from 2007 to January of 2021. In this role, he provided executive management and oversight of all Episcopal Institutional and Affiliates in the state of Oklahoma.

Konieczny’s experience in criminal justice includes his service as a police officer from 1975 to 1992 in California. As an officer he was the Vice President of the Police Officer’s Association responsible for Labor Relations and Contract Negotiations and was appointed to the 46th Congressional District Task Force on Criminal Justice. He holds degrees in both administration of justice and criminal justice.

Konieczny received a Master of Divinity from Church Divinity School of the Pacific and his Doctor of Ministry from Seabury Western Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Debra, have two children and four grandchildren.

Last Modified on Jan 14, 2022
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