Michele Birch-Conery, Windsor, ONT, Canada, R.N., BA, MA, PhD (in process), is a former Religious Congregation member and pursuer of Feminist Literary Criticism. She joined Flying Nurses and retired in 2007. On the Status of Women Committee for the Colleges in BC she was instrumental, in obtaining a unified sexual and personal harassment policy. She is deeply committed to advancing an inclusive non-clericalist model of priesthood and in promoting faith communities of gospel equality. Michele was ordained deacon in 2004 (Passau, Germany), priest in 2005 (St. Lawrence Seaway) and a bishop in Philadelphia, PA on September 24, 2015.