The Rev. Canon Michael Buerkel Hunn, canon to Presiding Bishop Michael Curry for ministry within the Episcopal Church, has been elected as 10th Bishop of the Rio Grande. Hunn won on the third ballot.

The other two nominees were the Rev. Canon Lucinda Ashby, canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of Idaho, and the Rev. Simon Charles Justice, rector of Church of the Good Samaritan, Corvallis, Oregon. Justice withdrew from the election after the second ballot.

The diocese has scheduled a consecration service for Nov. 3.

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