Dear Upper Midwest Diocese,  The court has postponed Mark Rivera’s trial, which had been scheduled to resume today, because the defense attorney is ill. The trial is scheduled to resume on October 14 at 1:30pm in the Kane County Judicial Center. Please remain in prayer as Bishop...

Dear Upper Midwest Family,  With a mix of gratitude and sadness, we announce the resignation of Acting Bishop John Miller. He has served our Diocese faithfully and at great personal sacrifice for the last 14 months. Bishop John is stepping down as Acting Bishop at the...

Update: The trial will resume again on Thursday, September 29, at 1:30pm. Beloved in the Lord,  I want to remind you that this Friday, September 2, is the continuation of Mark Rivera’s bench trial that started on July 12. The trial is scheduled to take place in the...

The Province published the following announcement on June 8, 2022 on the ACNA website: Three bishops have signed a Presentment alleging Bishop Atkinson of the Via Apostolica Missionary District has violated Title IV Canon 2 of the Anglican Church in North America. Bishop Atkinson has been...

Dear Diocese of the Upper Midwest,  On April 30, Rev. Alex Cameron was elected as the next Bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Pending the consent of the Anglican Church in North America’s College of Bishops in June, Bishop-Elect Alex will be consecrated on Saturday, August 6,...

Planting is best when God sends your launch team. [caption id="attachment_2638" align="alignright" width="300"] Fr. Chad, Kirstin, and their children[/caption] A newborn congregation in the Fox Cities of Wisconsin, Church of the Incarnation hosted its first weekly service on Epiphany Sunday, January 9. Epiphany is a timely launch...

Dear Upper Midwest Diocese,  As 2021 draws to a close, I am thankful for this year’s highlights from the Upper Midwest and our diocesan work. While we continue to wait on the provincial investigation, I praise God for these glimpses of grace, including: Six individuals...

Shared Worship Bonds Three Wisconsin Churches as They Prepare for Harvest [caption id="attachment_2598" align="alignright" width="473"] Photos by Maddy Hunt. Click the photo for a gallery of photos.[/caption] About a month ago in rural Christiana, Wisconsin two churches gathered for a joint All Saints service in a classic...

Restoration at Restoration Anglican [caption id="attachment_2564" align="alignleft" width="176"] Fr. Rick & Molly Jo Stawarz[/caption] Fr. Rick and Molly Jo Stawarz planted Restoration Anglican in Minneapolis in 2017 as a daughter of Church of the Cross. After three-plus years as a nomadic church meeting indoors and out, God gave...

Want to know more about what it means to have an Acting Bishop? Diocesan Assistant Alison Freeman Matta sat down for a chat with Bishop John to get to know him and better understand his partnership with the Upper Midwest. [caption id="attachment_2556" align="alignleft" width="400"] Bp John...