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The Rev. Dr. Shannon MacVean-Brown elected as the Episcopal Church in Vermont 11th bishop diocesan.

The Episcopal Church in Vermont announced the election of the Rev. Dr. Shannon MacVean-Brown, interim rector at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Franklin, Indiana, as its 11th bishop diocesan.

This historic election marks the first time an African-American has been elected as bishop of The Episcopal Church in Vermont. Also, MacVean-Brown will be one of only three African-American women to hold the title of bishop in any of the seven dioceses that make up The Episcopal Church in New England, known as Province I of The Episcopal Church.

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