Scott B. Hayashi

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Scott B. Hayashi
11th Bishop of Utah
ChurchThe Episcopal Church of the United States (TEC)
ProvinceProvince VIII
DioceseDiocese of Utah
ElectedMay 22, 2010
InstalledNovember 7, 2010
PredecessorCarolyn Tanner Irish
ConsecrationNovember 6, 2010
by Katharine Jefferts Schori
Personal details
Born (1953-12-09) December 9, 1953 (age 65)
Tacoma, Washington, U.S.
SpouseAmy Perlman O'Donnell
Children3 daughters

Scott B. Hayashi (born December 9, 1953) is the eleventh and current Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Utah.

Early life and family[edit]

Hayashi was born in Tacoma, Washington on December 9, 1953.[1][2] He was educated at the University of Washington, where awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in social work.[1][2] Then he attended Harvard Divinity School, earning a Master of Divinity degree in 1981.[1][2] While at Harvard, Hayashi met his wife, Amy Perlman O'Donnell, who was then a student at Episcopal Divinity School.[1][2] They have three daughters: Elisabeth, Miyuki, and Katherine.[1][2]

Priestly career[edit]

He was ordained in the Anglican ministry in 1984.[1] His first pastoral appointments were as the vicar of St. John the Baptist Episcopal Mission and St. Dunstan's Episcopal Mission, both in Washington state, 1984–1989.[1] Afterwards, he was rector of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Ogden, Utah, 1989–1998; then rector of Christ Church Episcopal Church in Portola Valley/Woodside, California, 1998–2005; and canon to the ordinary in the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago, 2005–2010.[1]

Episcopal career[edit]

In the second ballot, Hayashi was elected the 11th Bishop of Utah on May 22, 2010.[1][2] His consecration took place at The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City on November 6, 2010, with the Episcopal Church's presiding bishop, the Most Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori, serving as the principal consecrator.[1][2] The following day, Hayashi was installed in a special ceremony at St. Mark's Cathedral, Salt Lake City on November 7, 2010.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Moulton, Kristen (November 11, 2010). "Soon-to-be Episcopal bishop: Don't let LDS Church define us". Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "About the Bishop". Episcopal Diocese of Utah. Retrieved March 5, 2015.

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Episcopal Church (USA) titles
Preceded by
Carolyn Tanner Irish
Bishop of Utah
2010 – present