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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......

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......

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......

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......

What is the investigation about? Two separate investigations regarding our Diocese and overseen by the Province are underway:   Investigation into the Handling of Allegations of Sexual Abuse In 2019, allegations of sexual abuse arose concerning a lay leader in a former church in our Diocese,......

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......

Planting is best when God sends your launch team. 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 season for a church whose core team was......

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......

Dear Upper Midwest Diocese, Today the Province announced the election of a firm it has contracted to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct by a lay leader in the former diocesan church, Christ Our Light of Big Rock, IL. In addition, the firm will investigate the alleged mishandling......

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 About a month ago in rural Christiana, Wisconsin two churches gathered for a joint All Saints service in a classic Norwegian-built barn. Christ Church Madison and Immanuel Whitewater share a bond of prayer and......

On All Saints Sunday, the Diocese of the Upper Midwest’s youngest daughter church launched weekly services. Planted by Fr. Joshua and Bryonie Moon (pictured below), Resurrection Anglican Church meets in a school cafeteria in the Minneapolis suburbs. Josh and Bryonie Moon began attending Church of......