Brian Prior is the 9th Bishop of Minnesota and has been a trustee since his consecration in February 2010. Before moving to Minnesota, Bishop Prior was the rector of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Spokane, Washington, a church and school that he was instrumental in founding. He served on the executive council and was the vice president of the House of Deputies. He is a graduate of Whitworth College in Spokane and received his MDiv from Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, California, in 1987. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1989.