9 Jan
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First African-American woman elected diocesan bishop

The Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows was elected 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis in October 2016. Baskerville-Burrows, 50, is the first African-American woman elected to be a diocesan bishop in the Episcopal Church. Baskerville-Burrows currently serves as director of networking for the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago, nourishing partnerships and connections for church revitalization. Baskerville-Burrows will be ordained and consecrated as Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Clowes Memorial Hall on the campus of Butler University. Read more about her election at episcopaldigitalnetwork.com. Read more about her transition at indianapolisrecorder.com.

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