Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori visits Raleigh

Posted June 22, 2010 12:43 a.m. EDT

— Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the U.S. Episcopal Church, was in Raleigh over the weekend.

Schori, who was elected to the nine-year term in July of 2006, is the first woman to hold the post. She said her biggest surprise was learning how interconnected the church has become.

"The Episcopal Church is vibrantly engaged in missions in most places that I go. It is not growing numerically in most parts of the United States, but it is growing in most of our overseas dioceses," Schori told WRAL's David Crabtree.

Watch more of Crabtree's interview with Schori.

Schori said the church is working to do a better job of engaging the nation's growing parts of the population.