Steven Tighe elected Bishop of the Southwest

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The Anglican Diocese of the Southwest (ADSW) joyfully announces the selection of The Reverend Canon Steven Tighe as Bishop-elect. Fr. Steven was selected during ADSW’s Special Called Electing Synod on Saturday, December 12, 2020 after a 10-month long discernment process of praying, profile-writing, interviewing, vetting, and meeting finalists through virtual walkabouts.

 The Anglican Diocese of the Southwest is made up of 26 congregations in southern Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and throughout the country of Mexico.

Fr. Steven Tighe has been the ACNA Canon for Youth Ministry since 2016. He has decades of ministry experience with youth and for youth, mobilizing those who serve them throughout the United States and Mexico. Hailing from the Anglican Diocese of the Southwest, Fr. Steven has served in a variety of ministries over many years in El Paso, Texas. During his first address as Bishop-elect, he said, “I am grateful and honored and so looking forward to working together and figuring out what God has for us!”

We are praying earnestly and invite your prayers for Canon Steven and his wife, Tricia, as they move into this new season of ministry.

Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Thank you for looking graciously upon this diocese, for choosing a Bishop to be for us a faithful pastor who will preach the Gospel, care for your people, equip us for ministry, and lead us forth in fulfillment of the Great Commission; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.