First woman elected as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) -. In February, delegates from the 43 congregations that comprise the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego elected the Rev. Canon Susan Brown Snook on the first ballot.
Bishop Susan said her vision for the Diocese of San Diego includes a focus on diversity, advocacy, service, evangelism, youth and young adults. In the first months of her episcopacy, she intends to listen to the people of the diocese in order to formulate a plan for how Episcopal churches can follow Jesus and serve their communities. She most recently served as the canon for church growth and development in the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma where she earned a reputation as a church growth expert.
On Thursday, June 13, interfaith leaders and Mayor Kevin Faulconer welcomed Bishop Susan to the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego. “San Diego has women in leadership roles throughout the city who are striving to make a difference every day,” said Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer. “It is an honor to welcome the first woman bishop – elected with overwhelming support by her peers – to head the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego. Bishop-Elect Susan’s vision for diversity, youth investment and community will be a great addition to San Diego’s clergy.”