Rev. Kym Lucas is Colorado Episcopal church’s first female, African American bishop

Growing up between two military bases in North Carolina, the Rev. Kimberly Lucas  learned early the values and challenges of diversity. She learned how to garden from a Japanese neighbor and discovered treasures at the local Mexican-Thai bodega.

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The Rev. Kym Lucas

When she married her husband, Mark, the two had to navigate what it meant to be a multi-racial family in the United States.

For Lucas, diversity has always been an integral part of her past. Now, she plans to brings that perspective to parishioners across Colorado.

On Saturday, Lucas was chosen as the 11th bishop of the Episcopal Church in Colorado, becoming the church’s first woman and first African-American bishop in state history.

“It’s an amazing honor,” Lucas said. “It’s a groundbreaking…

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