On the election of the 10th Bishop of the Diocese of Iowa

Dear Friends in Christ,

Congratulations to The Reverend Betsey Monnot upon her election as 10th Bishop of the Diocese of Iowa! Betsey+ has been serving as the priest-in-charge at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church in Rancho Cordova, California, and as director and retreat leader of Called to Abundant Life: Leadership Consulting. She previously served as missioner for leadership development and networking for the Diocese of Northern California and co-rector with her husband, Michael, at All Saints Episcopal Church in Sacramento.

Betsey+ is the first woman to be elected bishop of Iowa since the diocese was formed in 1853. She will be consecrated as bishop by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on December 18 in Des Moines.

The Diocese of Iowa is gaining a wise and talented priest as their bishop. Our diocese has been blessed by both Betsey and Michael for many years, and we will be sad to lose them. Our sadness, though is tempered by joy in the knowledge that they will have a great adventure ahead, and I know that she will make a great bishop. I look forward to continuing ministry with the Rev. Betsey Monnot. Please join me in congratulating Betsey and her family for this great news!

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