Thursday, January 7, 2021

Date: January 7, 2021

Naturally, we track bishop elections. This is the Episcopal Church after all. And one recent election in December is worthy of special comment.

On December 12, 2020, the Rev. Canon Paula E. Clark, VTS class of 2004, was elected the 13th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. She will be the first African American and the first woman to hold the position. Canon Clark, a native of Washington, D.C., is canon to the Ordinary and chief of staff in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington.

“We Episcopalians are strong people who can model for the rest of this country and the world what it looks like to walk the way of love,” Clark said. “God is calling us to a new day and a new way of being.” We are delighted by Paula’s election. Please join me in congratulating Bishop-elect Paula Clark.

The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
Dean and President

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