Bishop-elect Carlye Hughes stands with Bishop Mark Beckwith as she is introduced in the House of Bishops at General Convention, July 2018. KIRK PETERSEN PHOTO
On February 28, 2017 Bishop Mark Beckwith called for the election of the next Bishop of Newark. He was consecrated the 10th Bishop of Newark on January 27, 2007.
On May 19, 2018 clergy and lay deputies elected the Rev. Carlye J. Hughes on the first ballot. She will be consecrated the 11th Bishop of Newark on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at NJPAC in Newark, with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry officiating.
Upon Bishop-elect Hughes' consecration, Bishop Beckwith will retire, concluding nearly 12 years of service as 10th Bishop of Newark.