The Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan is comprised of nearly 8,000 people in 58 diverse communities of faith, including four seasonal chapels, throughout West Michigan. The Diocese of Western Michigan is part of the Episcopal Church in the United States and the worldwide Anglican Communion, the third largest Christian communion on Earth with about 80 million active members.
Bishop Hoagland Announces Regional Canons
After a competitive application and interviewing process, on April 7, 2018, Bishop Hoagland announced the appointment of three regional canons for our diocese according to the restructuring plan adopted at the November, 2017, Diocesan Convention. St. Christopher’s is located in the Northern Region of our diocese.
The Canon for the Northern Region is the Reverend C. Anne Hallmark. She is a seasoned parish priest and interim pastor, having served over thirty years in congregations within the Dioceses of Virginia and Chicago. She brings extensive knowledge and experience in congregational leadership to our diocese, having been a proven leader and teacher in areas of organizational change, prayer practice, capital campaigns, and more. She earned her Masters in Divinity from Seabury Western Theological Seminary in 1987. Ann and her husband, Steve, are in the process of relocating from Springfield, Virginia, to Traverse City.
Canon Missioners are members of the diocesan staff, working alongside the people and congregations of our diocese in the development of vital, mission oriented, and collaborative faith communities.
Bishop Hoagland Visits St. Christopher’s
On August 13, 2017, our Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Whayne Hougland, Jr., and his wife Dana visited St. Christopher’s and celebrated our Sunday Eucharist. Bishop Hougland spoke about the exciting changes taking place in our Diocese, the details of which continue to be revealed and explained on the Diocesan Website (see the link below). He and Mrs. Hoagland also joined St. Christopher’s Vestry for Brunch and an informal discussion about issues facing our parish and the wider community. Here are a few photos taken during our service. See our Photo Page for more photos taken during the Bishop’s visit.
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