Home Question Box Who is the head of the Episcopalian church? By Rev. Leo A. Walsh, S.T.D. November 3, 2010 The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopalian Church is the Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori, previously Bishop of Nevada. Dr. Jefferts Schori was elected at the 75th General Convention on June 18, 2006 and invested at Washington National Cathedral on November 4, 2006, as the twenty-sixth Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church. As Presiding Bishop, she is chief pastor to the Episcopal Church’s 2.4 million members in 110 dioceses in sixteen countries. She also enjoys the title of “Primate,” along with the leaders of the other 38 Provinces in the Anglican Communion.