Bishop Jeffrey Lee leads 40,000 Episcopalians in 124 congregations across Northern Illinois. A charismatic preacher, liturgist and spiritual leader, he is committed to helping the congregations of the diocese grow the church, form the faithful, and change the world.
Bishop Lee is the twelfth bishop of Chicago, a position he has held since 2008. He is the author of Opening the Prayer Book in the New Church's Teaching Series; a former member of the faculty of CREDO Institute; and has served on the boards of the North American Association of the Diaconate, the Council of Associated Parishes, and Affirming Catholicism.
Bishop Lee is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Nashotah House Seminary and served as a curate, canon to the ordinary and church developer in the Diocese of Northern Indiana and rector of churches in Wisconsin and Washington before being elected bishop. He was a deputy to the 2000 and 2006 General Conventions, and in 2008 became an associate of the Society of St. John the Evangelist.
He and his wife, Lisa Rogers Lee, have two children, Katherine and Jonathan.