The Rev. John S. Smylie has been elected the 9th Episcopalian Bishop of Wyoming. The bishop-elect presently serves as rector at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Casper. He is married to Jill Smylie, a counselor at Verda James Elementary school, also in Casper.
The Rev. Smylie’s election, was held at St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Laramie and he becomes the first Bishop to be chosen from within Wyoming. All previous bishops have been from out-of-state.
The Diocese represents 7,400 Episcopalians in Wyoming. Consecration is scheduled for July 31 at the Casper Events Center. The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Katharine Jefferts Schori, will be the chief consecrator.
For more information on the bishop-elect and a photo, please go the the Documents section of www.WyomingBishopSearch.org <http://www.WyomingBishopSearch.org>.