Katharine Jefferts Schori

Monday, June 19, 2006

Katharine Jefferts Schori

Title: Presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church

Age: 52

Career: Oceanographer, National Marine Fisheries Service, Seattle; Ordained, 1994; assistant rector Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan and dean of Good Samaritan School of Theology in Corvallis, Ore. Consecrated bishop of Nevada, 2001. Voted to confirm first openly gay bishop, 2003. Member, Special Commission on the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion

Education: Bachelor's in biology, Stanford University, 1974; master's in oceanography, Oregon State University, 1977; PhD, Oregon State University, 1983; master's in divinity, Church Divinity School of the Pacific, 1994

Family: Married with one daughter

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