Karen Oliveto is bishop of the Mountain Sky Episcopal Area (Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Utah and a small portion of Idaho) for the United Methodist Church. Previously for eight years, she served as senior pastor of the 12,000-member Glide Memorial United Methodist Church in San Francisco. She is the first woman to serve as senior pastor at Glide, the fifth largest United Methodist congregation in the U.S. She is the first woman to serve as senior pastor in one of the denomination's 100 largest U.S. congregations. Karen is the first openly lesbian bishop in The United Methodist Church. Her wife Robin, a nurse anesthetist, is a deaconess in The United Methodist Church.