The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows has served as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis since 2017. The first black woman to lead an Episcopal diocese, Bishop Jennifer is a graduate of Smith College, Cornell University, and Church Divinity School of the Pacific. She has served congregations in the Dioceses of Central New York, Newark, and California, and prior to her election as bishop, was director of networking in the Diocese of Chicago.
Bishop Baskerville-Burrows’ expertise includes historic preservation of religious buildings, stewardship and development, race and class reconciliation, and spiritual direction. Bishop Jennifer is an accomplished distance runner and triathlete, and a passionate chef and baker. She and her husband, Harrison Burrows, are parents to Timothy, age 11.
About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. CHQ Assembly is the online expression of Chautauqua Institution's mission.