The Rt. Rev. Phyllis Spiegel was consecrated as the 12th Bishop of Utah on September 17, 2022. She is passionate about The Episcopal Church’s work of deepening discipleship through daily practices of faith, believing that deepening our daily walk with God profoundly changes the way we walk in the world. Bp. Spiegel has a commitment to finding sustainable solutions for providing stability and dignity for the unhoused and those with mental illness.
Bishop Spiegel was ordained a priest in 2004. She served as a Priest-in-Charge to St. Thomas in Christansburg, VA from 2006-2015. In 2015, she was called as rector to St. Anne in West Chester, Ohio.
The Bishop graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary in 2004. Her undergraduate work was at Emory & Henry where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management, French, and International Studies. After graduation, she interned with Southern Empowerment Project (SEP) and spent her time learning grassroots organizing in Appalachia. She then taught Business and Commerce at a secondary school in Kenya for nine months. Upon returning to the U.S., she answered the call to the priesthood.
She has a daughter, who lives in England with her husband. The Bishop’s hiking partner is a 90-pound Dutch Shepherd mix named Samson, who loves his morning hike with her.