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Katharine Jefferts Schori

Katharine Jefferts Schori, American bishop. Achievements include becoming the first woman to lead a church in the worldwide Anglican Communion, 2006.

Background

  • Schori, Katharine Jefferts was born on March 26, 1954 in Pensacola, Florida, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology, Stanford University, 1974. Master of Science in Oceanography, Oregon State University, Corvallis, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy in Oceanography, Oregon State University, Corvallis, 1983.

      Master of Divinity, Church Division School of the Pacific, Berkeley, California, 1994.

    Career

    • Worked in oceanography, including at the National Marine Fisheries Service in Seattle. Ordained deacon, 1994, priest, 1994. Assistant rector Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan, Corvallis, Oregon, 1994—2001.

      Consecrated bishop, 2001. Bishop Episcopal Diocese of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2001—2006. Chief pastor, presiding bishop Episcopal Church United States of America, New York City, since 2006.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include becoming the first woman to lead a church in the worldwide Anglican Communion, 2006.

    Works

    • Author: A Wing and a Prayer: A Message of Faith and Hope, 2007.

    Connections

    • Married Richard M. Schori, 1979. 1 child Katharine.
    • spouse: Richard M. Schori
    • child: Katharine Schori
    Katharine Jefferts Schori
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    Born March 26, 1954
    (age 63)
    Nationality
    • 1974
      Stanford University
    • 1977
      Oregon State University
    • 1983
      Oregon State University
    • 1994
      Church Division School of the Pacific
    • 1994 - 2001
      assistant, rector Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan
      Corvallis, Oregon, United States
    • 1994
      ordained deacon
    • 1994
      ordained deacon
    • 2001 - 2006
      bishop Episcopal Diocese of Nevada
      Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
    • 2001
      consecrated bishop
    • 2006
      chief pastor
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