Interim bishop of the Diocese of the Great Lakes steps down


The Standing Committee of the Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes wrote to its members this week to share the news that Bishop John Miller has stepped down due to health reasons.  The process for selecting the next bishop of the diocese is getting underway.  In the interim, a new temporary bishop will be assigned by Archbishop Beach. 

Read the letter from the Standing Committee below:

To the Congregations of the ADGL,

Grace and peace to you in the mighty name of Jesus!

As a result of a serious health concern, Bishop John Miller has felt the need to resign his duties as our Temporary Bishop. Please read his farewell letter here.

Bishop Miller did a stellar job of helping us through the initial days, weeks and months of this challenging season. We are deeply grateful to him for his tireless efforts, ministry trips and wise counsel that has benefited us greatly.

Archbishop Foley Beach is actively working on assigning a new Temporary Bishop for the ADGL. We will make you aware of who that person is as soon as possible.

Rest assured that the work of the diocese is stable and moving forward. The Standing Committee, Diocesan Canons and staff, and Deans continue to work together well. The Province continues to be helpful and supportive. We are now getting the process underway to select a new diocesan bishop.

Please keep Bishop John, his wife Joyce and their family in your continued prayers. May God grant wisdom and grace for complete healing and multiply His blessings to them.


The Standing Committee of the Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes

The Very Rev. Mark A. Engel, Chair
The Rev. Canon Dr. Kathleen Rankin
The Very Rev. Peter Matthews
Mr. Tom Fields
Dr. I. Richmond Nettey
Mr. Robert Raun