Epis­co­pal Church elects first black woman to lead dio­cese

Jamaica Gleaner - - KELLY’S WORLD -

IN­DI­ANAPO­LIS (AP): THE EPIS­CO­PAL Church has elected the first black woman to lead one of its dio­ce­ses.

The Rev­erend Jen­nifer Baskerville-Burrows was elected on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 28 to head the Dio­cese of In­di­anapo­lis. The 1.8 mil­lion­mem­ber church has never be­fore cho­sen a black woman as head of a dio­cese.

She will suc­ceed Bishop Catherine M. Wayn­ick, who is re­tir­ing, dur­ing cer­e­monies on April 29.

Baskerville-Burrows is cur­rently the Epis­co­pal Dio­cese of Chicago’s di­rec­tor of net­work­ing.

The Epis­co­pal News Ser­vice says the 50-year-old New York na­tive has ex­per­tise in his­toric preser­va­tion and a pas­sion for so­cial jus­tice and other is­sues.

Baskerville-Burrows says 19 years in the or­dained min­istry have taught her “that the world is filled with in­cred­i­ble beauty and un­speak­able pain, and that God is deeply in the midst of it all lov­ing us fiercely”.

AP

The Rev­erend Jen­nifer Baskerville-Burrows. The Epis­co­pal Church has elected the first black woman to lead one of its dio­ce­ses. She was elected on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 28.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Jamaica

© PressReader. All rights reserved.