The Rev. Carl Wright was elected Episcopal Church Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries on the second ballot.
The election was held on September 20 during the fall meeting of the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church.
Wright is from St. Andrew’s Church, Pasadena, MD, Diocese of Maryland. In his military career, he has served as Deputy Command Chaplain for the Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) at Barksdale AFB, LA. Commissioned an Air Force Chaplain in August 1993, Lieutenant Colonel Wright is an Associate Member of the Anglican religious Order of the Holy Cross (OHC).
With an office based in Washington DC, the Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries is a member of the staff of Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry.
Pending confirmation by a majority of the House of Bishops and by a majority of the diocesan standing committees in the church, Wright will be ordained and consecrated on February 11, 2017 with Presiding Bishop Curry presiding.
Other nominees were the Rev. Christopher Garcia, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Greenwood VA, Diocese of Virginia; and the Rev. David McElwain, Veterans Administration staff chaplain in Cheyenne, Diocese of Wyoming.