Sunday, February 24, 2019

First woman Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas stops by Emporia church

From Kansas-

When she was studying at the University of Kansas, The Rev. Cathleen Chittenden Bascom heard a calling to the ministry — a surprise, since her family wasn’t especially “churched.”

Now, she’s the 10th Bishop-Elect of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas and the first woman to earn that position in its entire history.

Emporia falls under her jurisdiction and she plans to spend time in town, as she last week.
While there, she took time to tell The Gazette her story — how she went from a college student just learning to pray to a member of the clergy to a bishop over the past 28 years or so.

She has claimed numerous firsts over her career — this position as bishop is just one of them. The first church she served was in the Diocese of Chicago, in 1990.

More here-

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