Bishop Carolyn Tanner Irish was consecrated and seated as Bishop of Utah in 1996, overseeing congregations and other ministry programs until her retirement in 2010. She is a public advocate for environmental causes, just immigration reform, and the safety and care of children. Before her election as Bishop, she served city, suburban, and rural congregations, and as an archdeacon in the Diocese of Michigan. She has served on the staff of the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation and Washington National Cathedral.
She and her husband the Rev. Dr. Frederick Quinn, who is an active clergy chaplain at Washington National Cathedral, have six adult children and eight grandchildren.