ScottBarker_md_web[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. J. Scott Barker was consecrated the 11th bishop of the Diocese of Nebraska Oct. 8 at the La Vista Convention Center in Omaha before an excited, energetic congregation of 700.
Ecumenical and interfaith guests were included in the gathering, considered a “homecoming” for Barker, 48, an Omaha native who had served congregations locally and in upstate New York prior to his June 4 election.

“It was a great event,” the Rev. Canon Judi Yeates, diocesan canon to the ordinary, said Oct. 10 about the Saturday celebration and consecration. “Everybody’s very excited about Fr. Scott coming back and being our bishop. There

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