Bishop-elect Craig Loya


The Very Rev. Craig Loya was elected during the 162nd convention of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota (ECMN) and will be consecrated the X Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota on June 6, 2020. 

Bishop-elect Loya served as Dean of Trinity Cathedral in Omaha, Nebraska from 2013-2020, and was the Canon to the Ordinary in the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas from 2009-2013. He received his Master of Divinity from Yale University and a Diploma in Anglican Studies from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale in 2002. Joining Bishop-elect Loya in Minnesota will be his wife, Melissa, and their two children.

Over the next several weeks as he transitions into his role at ECMN, we'll be learning more about Bishop-elect Loya as he answers the following questions:

Watch his Easter Sermon here.  

"Why the Episcopate? Why ECMN?"

"What is the purpose of the Church?"

To schedule an appointment with Bishop-elect Loya, please contact Jessica Ricardo, your Missioner for the Bishop, at or 612-870-3301. To be in touch with Bishop-elect Loya, please email him at