SEJ announces episcopal assignments

The Rev. Sharma Lewis is congratulated as she is elected as the first female African-American bishop in the Southeastern Jurisdiction.Photo courtesy of the SEJ

The Rev. Sharma Lewis is congratulated as she is elected as the first female African-American bishop in the Southeastern Jurisdiction.

Lake Junaluska, NC — The Committee on Episcopacy of the Southeastern Jurisdiction announced tonight the episcopal assignments for 2016-2020. These appointments traditionally begin in September, and most bishops traditionally serve two four-year terms in an episcopal area.

The assignments are:

  • Bishop J. Lawson Bryan to the South Georgia Episcopal Area
  • Bishop Kenneth Carter to the Florida Episcopal Area
  • Bishop Leonard Fairley to the Louisville Episcopal Area
  • Bishop David Graves to the Alabama/West Florida Episcopal Area
  • Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson to the North Georgia Episcopal Area
  • Bishop L. Jonathan Holston to the Columbia Episcopal Area
  • Bishop Paul Leeland to Charlotte Episcopal Area
  • Bishop Sharma Lewis to Richmond Episcopal Area
  • Bishop William McAlilly to the Nashville Episcopal Area
  • Bishop Hope Morgan Ward to the Raleigh Episcopal Area
  • Bishop James E. Swanson to the Mississippi Episcopal Area
  • Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor to the Holston Episcopal Area
  • Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett to the Birmingham Episcopal Area

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