Bishop Katharine Jefferts-Schori

In June 2006, Katharine Jefferts-Schori was the first woman selected as the presiding bishop of The United States Episcopal Church. She is also the first woman elected to lead a major Christian denomination in the United States. She was raised in the Roman Catholic Church until 1963, when at the age of eight her parents brought her into the Episcopal Church in conjunction with their own move out of Roman Catholicism.

Bishop Katharine Jefferts-Schori