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Our Bishops

The. Rt. Rev. Shannon Sherwood Johnston

Diocesan Bishop

The Diocese of Virginia


Bishop Johnston was elected on January 26, 2007, and consecrated in the Washington National Cathedral on May 26, 2007. 

He lives in Richmond with his wife, Ellen.


The Rt. Rev. Susan Ellyn Goff

Suffragan Bishop

The Diocese of Virginia


Bishop Goff was was consecrated on July 28, 2012 at St. Paul's, Richmond. 




The Rt. Rev. Edwin F. "Ted Gulick, Jr.

Assistant Bishop

The Diocese of Virginia


The Rt. Rev. Edwin F. "Ted" Gulick, Jr., became the assistant bishop on January 1, 2011.

Bishop Gulick returns to his native Virginia from the Diocese of Kentucky, where he served as diocesan bishop from 1994-2010.

Our Presiding Bishop

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori

Presiding Bishop, The Episcopal Church


The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori was elected to a nine-year term as Presiding Bishop at the 75th General Convention and invested on November 4th, 2006.  She serves as Chief Pastor and Primate of The Episcopal Church, USA, president of the House of Bishops, president and chief executive officer of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, and president or chair of many Episcopal Church boards and agencies.