The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee is the twelfth bishop of the Diocese of Chicago. He was elected in 2007 and consecrated on February 2, 2008.
Bishop Lee leads 35,000 Episcopalians in 123 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.
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 as 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.