The Bishop of the The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina is the chief priest and pastor of the Diocese. The Bishop is called to be a visionary, a guide and inspirer. The Bishop's chief responsibility is the spiritual well-being of the clergy and people of the Diocese. The Bishop reminds us that we are the Body of Christ, called to be a witness to God's mercy and justice, God's wide embrace, in this world in which we live. The Bishop is a spiritual leader.