The Rt. Rev. Brian N. Prior was elected IX Bishop of Minnesota at Diocesan Convention on Saturday, October 31, 2009. He was Ordained and Consecrated on February 13, 2010.
Before moving to Minnesota, Bishop Prior was the Rector of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Spokane, Washington for 14 years. He served as the Vice President of the House of Deputies. He received his Master of Divinity from Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP) in Berkeley, California in 1987. He was presented with an Honorary Doctorate Degree from CDSP in October of 2014.
Bishop Prior has been married to Staci Hubbard Prior for more than 25 years. They have two college-aged sons.