The Right Reverend Scott B. Hayashi
Eleventh Bishop of Utah, The Episcopal Church
The Right Reverend Scott B. Hayashi was consecrated as the Eleventh Bishop of Utah on November 6, 2010, following his election in May 2010. Bishop Hayashi was ordained a priest in 1984. He has served as a parish priest from 1984–2005, serving in congregations in Washington, Utah, and California. In 2005, he became the Canon to the Ordinary in the Diocese of Chicago.
Bishop Hayashi attended Harvard Divinity School where he met his wife, Amy, who was then a student at Episcopal Divinity School. They have been married for 34 years and have three daughters. He has served in rural, urban, and suburban parishes, thus drawing on a variety of experience in a broad spectrum of the Episcopal Church.
In addition to his duties as the bishop of the Diocese of Utah, Hayashi serves as a member of the Executive Council for The Episcopal Church. Bishop Hayashi has fought for the dignity of all humans in our immigration laws, health care for all, gun safety, and equal treatment for people who are LGBTQIA+. He is one of the five sponsors of the ballot initiative to expand Medicaid in Utah: Proposition 3. He has also worked to strengthen the relationships of people of differing religious traditions.