Episcopal News Service

Adapted from the Office of Public Affairs

The Ven. Carl Wright, a priest for 25 years, has been elected Bishop Suffragan for the Armed Services and Federal Ministries. The House of Bishops elected Wright on the second ballot Sept. 20.

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Wright is archdeacon for deployment and pastoral care in the Diocese of Maryland and rector of St. Andrew’s Church in Pasadena. He has served as deputy command chaplain for the Air Force Global Strike Command at Barksdale AFB in Louisiana. Commissioned an Air Force chaplain in August 1993, Lt. Col. Wright is an associate member of the Order of the Holy Cross.

Other nominees were the Rev. Christopher Garcia, rector of Emmanuel Church in Greenwood, Virginia, and the Rev. David McElwain, staff chaplain at the Cheyenne VA Medical Center in Wyoming.

With an office based in Washington, the Bishop Suffragan for the Armed Services and Federal Ministries is a member of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s staff.

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