Godspeed, Bishop Lee June 29, 2017 Clips, News Thank you, Bishop Lee! from The Episcopal Diocese of NC on Vimeo. The Rt. Rev. Peter James Lee has served in many interim ministries since resigning as Bishop of Virginia in October 2009. Most recently he has served as assisting bishop in the Diocese of North Carolina. The Rt. Rev. Ann Hodges-Copple, Bishop Pro Tempore of North Carolina, spoke recently with Bishop Lee as he prepared for retirement.