Bishop Leontine T. C. Kelly

Bishop Leontine Kelly, pioneer religious leader, comes from a family of Methodist ministers. In 1984, the Western Jurisdictional Conference of the United Methodist Church elected her to the episcopacy, the first African-American woman to be elected bishop in her denomination. As a role model for women and men all over the world, she mentors and counsels women both young and old in the ministry. As a spiritual and moral leader, Bishop Kelly has advanced the cause of justice in the United States and throughout the world.