Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows of Indianapolis reports that the Rev. Shannon MacVean-Brown — transition priest at St. John’s Church, Speedway — has been elected 11th Bishop of Vermont:
I am delighted to report that, earlier this afternoon, the Rev. Dr. Shannon MacVean-Brown was elected 11th Bishop of Vermont on the first ballot.
I have known Bishop-elect Shannon for more than a decade, and it has been a joy to be in ministry with her during her time at Christ Church Cathedral; St. John’s, Speedway; and St. Thomas, Franklin. Her pastoral ministry, commitment to social justice, and artistic creativity have been great gifts to our diocese and to Province V of the Episcopal Church, and I rejoice that the Diocese of Vermont will now benefit from her faithful ministry and commitment to the gospel. I take particular note that Vermont, having previously elected the first woman to serve as diocesan bishop in the Episcopal Church, has now elected the first black woman to serve as diocesan bishop in Province I.