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Dear Brothers and Sisters of the Upper Midwest Diocese,  Please watch my two-minute video greeting here before reading my letter below.   A Top Priority One of my top priorities since my return to active ministry has been working on improving our diocesan governance structures. When......

By Christy Bodett Lukins Last time I drove into the gravel driveway of Phantom Ranch Bible Camp, I was squeezed among dozens of RezYouth Wheaton students. This year I drove in with just five IncYouth students. After serving as youth leaders at Church of the......

Dear Upper Midwest Diocese, Due to the judge’s unavailability today, the hearing to announce the verdict on Mark Rivera’s criminal bench trial was continued. It was rescheduled for Thursday, December 15 at 11 a.m., in-person in courtroom 319. Mark was first arrested in 2019 for......

Dearest Upper Midwest Diocese: As I mentioned in my statement last week, Bishop Martyn Minns has been appointed by the Archbishop to work with me as I return to active ministry in the Diocese. I am honored to learn from Bishop Minns, and I know you will warmly......

Dear Upper Midwest Diocese,  The Provincial office sent this announcement earlier today regarding Bishop Stewart Ruch’s return from his voluntary leave of absence. Bishop Stewart is resuming active ministry on October 30 following consultation with Archbishop Foley and other members of the College of Bishops.......

Dear Upper Midwest Diocese,  Of the dozens of Scripture verses that have encouraged me over these last sixteen months, this one is the most poignant to me: “Therefore, I will all the more gladly boast of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may......

Dear Upper Midwest Diocese,  The bench trial for Mark Rivera concluded last Friday afternoon, October 14. The judge will render his verdict on Friday, November 18, at 10:30am. Please continue to pray for the Lord’s comfort and healing for all who have suffered abuse, as well......

Dear Upper Midwest Diocese,  This Friday, October 14, is the continuation of Mark Rivera’s bench trial that started on July 12. The trial is scheduled for 1:30pm in the Kane County Judicial Center, room 319. Mark was first arrested in 2019 for nine counts of......

This summer’s Family Fun Nights at St. Michael’s Anglican Church was the culmination of years of dreaming. A few years ago, the church purchased six acres down the road from their church building in historic, downtown Delafield, WI. The COVID-19 pandemic hit, scuttling their plans......

Dear Upper Midwest Diocese,  On Saturday, the Province announced that it removed the Husch Blackwell report in order to address concerns about redactions. You can read the Province’s announcement here. Brenda Dumper Lay Canon to the Ordinary Upper Midwest Diocesan Office For background, see FAQs......

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......

Read the Province’s Oct 1 update about the report here.  Beloved in the Lord, The Province (ACNA leadership) announced that Husch Blackwell has released its report regarding the handling of allegations of sexual misconduct in the Diocese, particularly abuse by a lay leader of the former......