Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows to be first black woman to lead an Episcopal diocese
Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, 50, will be the first black woman to lead a diocese in the Episcopal Church.
The Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis elected her on the second ballot during a diocesan convention held at Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis, on October 28. She has been director of networking in the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. Other black women have served as suffragan bishop, assisting the diocesan bishop, said Jim Naughton, a spokesman for the Diocese of Chicago.
She has expertise in historic preservation and a passion for issues of gun violence, social justice, and racial reconciliation, according to the diocese.