The Diocese of Southern Virginia elected the Rt. Rev. Susan B. Haynes as its 11th Bishop at Special Diocesan Council in Dinwiddie on September 21, 2019. She was ordained and consecrated on February 1, 2020, with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry as chief consecrator.
Haynes has served as the rector of St. Paul’s in Mishawaka, Indiana, for the past 11 years. In addition to St. Paul’s, Haynes has served as Priest-in-Charge at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. James in South Bend, Indiana. A native of South Carolina, Haynes earned her Master of Divinity degree at Vanderbilt Divinity School and was ordained in 2004.
Haynes is married to the Rev. Thomas Haynes, and they have two adult daughters, Sarah and Avery.