North Carolina Bishop Michael Curry was elected as the denomination’s leader Saturday during the Episcopal General Convention in Salt Lake City.
The 62-year-old Curry will succeed Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, who is stepping down Nov. 1 at the end of her nine-year term.
Curry has been bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina for 15 years. He is a Chicago native and graduate of Hobart College and Yale Divinity School. He and his wife have two children.