A native of Sharon, Pennsylvania, and graduate of Grove City College has been named as the leader of the Episcopal Church.

Bishop Sean Rowe will take office in November after being elected and confirmed as the 28th presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church.

Born in Sharon, Bishop Rowe graduated from Grove City College in 1997 with a B.A. in history.

Reverend Rowe, bishop of Northwest Pennsylvania, was elected and confirmed on June 26 at the 81st General Convention. A presiding bishop, Rowe will be the face and voice, as well as chief pastor of The Episcopal Church during his nine-year term.

Rowe was chosen out of five nominees recommended by 20 bishops, clergy, and lay leaders.

“I give thanks that the five of us together made this journey together, in solidarity, for the love of this church,” Rowe said.

A Nov. 2 installation is expected to take place at Washington National Cathedral, the traditional seat of the presiding bishop.

Rowe becomes the youngest bishop ever elected to serve as the church’s presiding bishop