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The Reverend Charles Starr (Interim Rector)

Interim Rector of Saint James Episcopal Church, Greeneville, Tennessee

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The Right Reverend George Dibrell Young, III

IV Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee

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The Rt. Rev. George Dibrell Young, III was ordained and consecrated fourth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee on June 25, 2011. He was elected Feb. 12, 2011, during the electing portion of the 27th Annual Convention of the diocese, succeeding the Rt. Rev. Charles Glenn vonRosenberg, who retired in June 2011.

Bishop Young has under his pastoral and administrative care 45 parishes and five worshiping communities in East Tennessee and northern Georgia. The bishop's responsibilities are to visit each congregation, preaching, celebrating the Holy Eucharist and confirming individuals into the Episcopal Church in the apostolic tradition of the laying on of hands.

As bishop, he ordains priests and deacons and joins in the ordination of other bishops of the church. In these rites, through the laying on of hands, the continuity with the early church of the apostles is demonstrated.