Beloved in the Lord,  I want to remind you that this Thursday, September 29, is the continuation of Mark Rivera’s bench trial that started on July 12. The trial is scheduled to take place in the Kane County Judicial Center beginning at 1:30 pm. Mark was first...

Beloved in the Lord,  I want to update you on Mark Rivera’s trial that took place today at Kane County Judicial Center. This afternoon the state rested its case; the defense did not present. Due to scheduling challenges, the trial will not resume until September 2,...

Beloved in the Lord,  This Tuesday, July 12, Mark Rivera’s trial for sexual assault of a child under 13 (his goddaughter) is scheduled for 9:00 am at Kane County Judicial Center. He was first arrested in 2019 for 9 counts of sexual assault and abuse of a...

Dear Upper Midwest Diocese, The Province released an announcement yesterday regarding the ongoing investigation of our Diocese, which you can find here. In case you’re unfamiliar with the background, Bishop Stewart Ruch requested and remains on a voluntary and temporary leave of absence for the sake of...

Dear Upper Midwest Diocese, This morning the Province sent an email from the Provincial Response Team (PRT) regarding the hiring of Husch Blackwell LLP and the recent resignation of three PRT members. You can read it here. (You can find the resignation letter on Anglican Ink here.) Please continue to...

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...