A decent amount of news seemed to be made by Katharine Jefferts Schori becoming the first woman to be the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States. For those familiar with the situation, her theology has been very controversial. That discussion is for another day.
What struck me was the date of her ordination; she was ordained in 1994. After being an ordained minister in the Episcopal church for only twelve years, she is elected to be its leader. I don’t care what your theology is, but I would venture to say that no person is fit to lead a whole denomination with only twelve years of experience. There’s something to be said about wisdom and experience. I am interested to find out more about the background of this accelerated ascension to power.