Sunday, May 19, 2013

We have a new Bishop in West Michigan

As of Saturday, we have a new elected Bishop here for the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan.  We've been going through the process for quite a while.  The numbers were down to three - and then the Canon for the Ordinary here decided to throw his hat in the ring too so we were up to four.The votes unfolded Saturday afternoon and as we saw it unfold it was down to two.  (Our priest, and the Rev. Whayne M Hougland, Jr. from St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Salisbury, North Carolina.)

If all the  Bishops agree to our choice of Rev. Whayne M Hougland, Jr. we will consecrate him on the 28th of September.  Most of us had those last two as choices and are thankful that the process is finally over.  Thanks be to God!


  1. I've always thought it must be difficult to be a clergy-man or woman. It must be a soul struggle of immense proportions on a daily basis. There are so many decisions to make that affect so many other people at a very personal level.

    1. I feel the same as you do on this one, Walk2Write! I am simply thankful that we have a new Bishop - and church is still there!!