The Rev. Carlye J. Hughes was chosen XI Bishop of the Diocese of Newark during a special convention on May 19, 2018 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Morristown. Hughes, 59, is the first woman and first African-American to be elected bishop in the Diocese of Newark. Pending consent of a majority of the bishops with jurisdiction and the diocesan standing committees, Hughes will be ordained and consecrated September 22, 2018, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will preside. For more information go to the Diocese of Newark website www.dioceseofnewark.org/content/diocese-newark-elects-xi-bishop.