The Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry was installed as the 27th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church on November 1, 2015. Bishop Curry was overwhelming elected on the first ballot at the 2015 General Convention. Bishop Curry, 62, is the first African-American to be elected Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.
Bishop Curry serves as chief pastor and primate to the Episcopal Church's members in 17 countries, 109 dioceses and three regional areas. He joins with other principal bishops of the 38-member Provinces of the worldwide Anglican Communion, seeking a common cause for global good and reconciliation.