The title of this article is â50 most powerful female pastors and bishopsâ not âthe only powerful female pastors and bishops.â Yes, maybe more than a â¦ While a handful of women became suffragan bishops, the national organization didn't select its first female bishop until 2015 when Aletha J. Cushinberry was â¦ The Lutheransâ elections mean that there are now 23 female synod bishops plus ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton in the denominationâs Conference of Bishops. A Bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, and an apt to teach. The six new female synod bishops-elect of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America sit for a roundtable discussion July 13, 2018, at the Lutheran Center in Chicago. When the first woman bishop, the Right Reverend Libby Lane, was consecrated in 2015, it was hailed a âcompletely new phaseâ in the Church of Englandâs history. The following is a list of bishops who currently lead dioceses of the Episcopal Church in the United States and its territories. The Rev. Britain might soon have its first female Anglican bishop, serving the 38,000-member Scottish Episcopal Church. Women are wonderful story tellers --Just tell the story!. In 2006, the Episcopal Church's Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori became the first woman to lead an entire branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The honor is significant in many ways, but particularly because it is the first time that EBONYâs â¦ The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America elected Rev. Elizabeth Eaton as its first female presiding bishop in 2013, and Rev. Faddoul, Simon T. (62) (Maronite Rite), Bishop of Annunciation of Ibadan of the Maronites and Apostolic Visitator in Southern Africa of the Maronites: Fagun, Michael Patrick Olatunji (85), Bishop emeritus of Ekiti : Fasina, Albert Ayinde (81), Bishop emeritus of Ijebu-Ode : Gbuji, Anthony Okonkwo (89), Bishop emeritus of Enugu The conference includes Eaton and one bishop each from the churchâs 65 synods, along with and the ELCA secretary, thus meaning 36 percent of ELCA bishops are women. John Joseph Cantwell â (Bishop: 1 Jun 1922; Archbishop: 11 Jul 1936 to 30 Oct 1947) Joseph Patrick Dougherty â (Auxiliary Bishop: 16 Apr 1969 to 10 Jul 1970 ) â¦ Bishop is a translation of the Greek word âepiskaposâ. Jul 9, 2013 - Preach Lady Preach! More females are seeking ordination and accepting churchesâ leadership positions. PHOTOS: 50 Most Powerful Female Pastors And Bishops. Selected by influential Black Americans, EBONYâs Greatest Black Preachers and leading ministers, male and female, the 15 honorees are powerful and prayerful women of faith. The election is scheduled for Jan. 16. Women across the world are continuing a trend in the religious community. See more ideas about preacher, lady, preaching. Also included in the list are suffragan bishops, provisional bishops, coadjutor bishops, and assistant bishops.The dioceses are grouped into nine provinces, the first eight of which, for the most part, correspond to regions of the US. Alison Peden, aged 57, is one of three candidates for the post of bishop of Glasgow and Galloway. The Bible says if a man desire the office of an Overseer (Bishop), he desired a good work.