We have a new bishop-elect!

Friends in Christ,

Our new bishop elect is The Reverend Alan Gates (see bio below). We had some drama when it was discovered there were irregularities in the first ballot, but It didn’t effect the final outcome. I am excited about Alan and look forward to getting to know him better. Keep him in your prayers as he prepares for this work and pray for our diocese as we too enter this time of transition.

Yours In Christ,


Biography: The Rev. Alan M. Gates
Currently: Rector, St. Paul’s Church, Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Born: March 25, 1958
B.A.: Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Graduate Studies: Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
M.Div.: Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Mass.
Ordained Priest: March 26, 1988
Ministry: Rector, St. Paul’s Church, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, 2004-Present; Priest-in-Charge (2003-2004) and Senior Associate Rector (1996-2003), Church of the Holy Spirit, Lake Forest, Ill.; Rector, Trinity Church, Ware, Mass., 1990-1996; Curate, Parish of St. John the Evangelist, Hingham, Mass., 1987-1990; Seminarian, St. Stephen’s Memorial Church, Lynn, Mass., 1985-1986

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