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The Episcopal Diocese elects first woman Bishop

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) – The Episcopal Diocese of Rochester has elected its very first woman as its next Bishop.

Very Reverand Kara Wagner Sherer was chosen from three candidates by clergy and lay leaders representing each congregation of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, during a convention held on Saturday.

The new Bishop-Elect currently serves as Rector of Saint John’s Episcopal Church in Chicago Illinois.

This announcement comes after former Bishop Prince Singh stepped down due to allegations of physical and verbal abuse back in September.

The ordination and Consecration for Bishop-Elect Wagner Sherer is scheduled for Saturday, July 13 at Asbury First United Methodist Church in Rochester.

​ ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) – The Episcopal Diocese of Rochester has elected its very first woman as its next Bishop.

Very Reverand Kara Wagner Sherer was chosen from three candidates by clergy and lay leaders representing each congregation of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, during a convention held on Saturday.

The new Bishop-Elect currently serves as Rector of Saint John’s Episcopal Church in Chicago Illinois.

This announcement comes after former Bishop Prince Singh stepped down due to allegations of physical and verbal abuse back in September.

The ordination and Consecration for Bishop-Elect Wagner Sherer is scheduled for Saturday, July 13 at Asbury First United Methodist Church in Rochester. Read More NewsRochesterFirst  

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