From Chautauqua NY-
Retired Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson will be joining the leadership of the Chautauqua Institution.
Robinson will assume the new role of vice president and senior pastor of Chautauqua Institution, effective Sept. 1. His appointment is part of plans announced this week by President Michael Hill to reorganize the institution’s Department of Religion, according to information on the Chautauqua website at www.ciweb.org. Maureen Rovegno, the longtime associate director of religion, will be promoted to director of religion.
Robinson is currently a fellow at the Center for American Progress. He retired as the Episcopal bishop of New Hampshire in 2013. A decade earlier, he had become the first openly gay and partnered priest to be elected bishop in the Episcopal Church.