A Conversation with Bishop Singh, Katie Forsyth, and McKenzie Knill

Earlier this year, our three full-time shared diocesan staff members — our Bishop Provisional, the Rt. Rev. Prince Singh; our Canon for Evangelism and Networking, Katie Forsyth; and our Director of Children, Youth, and Young Adult Formation, McKenzie Knill — sat down to reflect on their experiences serving both dioceses, the gifts they see present in our communities, and the opportunities ahead of us in this Season of Practice.

We invite you to respond to their prompt questions as well, whether as individuals or in small groups from your congregation. They are listed at the end of the video, at 22:11.


January 19th and 26th on Zoom

Join our diocesan formation staff for an online gathering focused on resource sharing, visioning, and discussion aimed at equipping leaders to build (or rebuild!) their congregation’s formation programs for young people.

Whether you’re someone already working with young people in your congregation or you have dreams of growing and building in this area, you are invited to join us on Zoom to vision and imagine a children or youth program for your congregation. All are welcome.

With questions, please contact McKenzie Knill, Director of Children, Youth, and Young Adult Formation, at mknill@eastmich.org or mknill@edwm.org, or at 810-434-5982.


This session will be offered twice, please join us for the date and time that work best for your availability. Click the buttons to RSVP to receive your Zoom link.

Thursday, January 19th



Thursday, January 26th


Seeking Three Regional Canons

Dear Friends,
As I shared at our diocesan convention, in light of upcoming staff departures and with the support of our diocesan leaders, I am moving forward with a slight restructuring of our diocesan staff and regional model.

Click here to read/watch the Bishop’s Address to Convention.
Click here to read the announcement about upcoming staff departures.
Click here to read/watch the Bishop’s Introduction to the Season of Practice.

With the specific regional delineations yet to be defined, we are moving forward with the search for three Regional Canons. These three leaders will join with the Rev. Dr. Tracie Little, current Canon to the Ordinary for Eastern Michigan, in supporting the work of our congregations both regionally — equipping and supporting up to twenty-five congregations in a geographic area — and across our two dioceses in one of four specialties: discernment, digital community, campus ministry, and formation and transitions (the specialty that Tracie will hold). With the rest of our staff and leadership, these Regional Canons will coach, encourage, and equip congregations to achieve the mission and vision of our dioceses – precisely what we’re exploring in this Season of Practice.

We seek three experienced, innovative, and future-oriented priests to serve in these full-time roles. Click the following links to read the position postings by specialty – Campus Ministry, Digital Communities, Discernment. These have been posted to the churchwide job board in the Office of Transition Ministry. If there are priests in your network that you feel have these gifts and capacities, I invite you to share the position with them and ask them to consider joining us in these hope-filled and creative dioceses. The deadline to apply is January 15th.

I am glad to also share that we’ve compiled a bi-diocesan search team, including myself, Martha Bartlett (St. James, Pentwater), Barb Ilkka (St. John’s, Saginaw), Beckett Leclaire (Grace, Port Huron), the Rev. Tom Manney (St. Paul’s, Bad Axe and St. John’s, Dryden), Matthew Neddo (Emmanuel, Petoskey), the Rev. Diane Pike (Retired, Niles) and Canon Little.

Please join me in praying that the candidates God is calling to serve our beautiful peninsula in these capacities will see and respond to that call. And pray for our search committee and dioceses that we will continue to prepare to receive them and be ready to move with the Spirit, as God makes all things new!

Yours in Christ,

The Rt. Rev. Prince Singh
Bishop Provisional
The Episcopal Dioceses of Eastern and Western Michigan

Building Bridges Listening Sessions

Dear Siblings in Christ,

We are grateful for the Joint Diocesan Convention, where we prayed, discussed, and reminded ourselves that God is making all things new! In this next phase of the Building Bridges conversation, our Steering Committee is reaching out to people across our two dioceses to hear what is important to you as we explore this new season of practice and dream about what we might do together.

To that purpose, the Building Bridges team is hosting both in person and virtual Listening Sessions from December 2022 through February 2023.

I will attend the in-person gatherings, which will each start at 2:00pm and last about 90 minutes. The dates scheduled for these sessions are:

  • Sunday, December 4, 2022 – St. John’s, Dryden
  • Sunday, December 18, 2022 – Church of the Resurrection, Battle Creek
  • Sunday, January 15, 2023 – St. Mark’s, Newago
  • Sunday, January 22, 2023 – Holy Family, Midland
  • Sunday, January 29, 2023 – Grace Church, Traverse City
  • Sunday, February 5, 2023 – St. Andrew’s Gaylord

In addition, we are offering five virtual sessions that will take place on Zoom in the evenings, starting at 7:00 p.m. I will be present at those conversations, as well, and members of the Building Bridges team will guide us in the discussion. These sessions are scheduled for:

  • Tuesday, January 10, 2023
  • Wednesday, January 18, 2023
  • Thursday, January 19, 2023
  • Monday, February 6, 2023
  • Thursday, February 9, 2023

I invite every one of you to participate in one of these opportunities so we can hear from everyone in this significant time of listening. We request that you register in advance so that the facilitation teams know who is coming and can prepare accordingly. Please register for the session that works best for your schedule.

These conversations will be a critical part of our discernment to how we move forward together, and I ask you to encourage the members of your congregation or community to attend one of the sessions. You may use this PDF as a bulletin insert or as content for newsletters and social media to announce the sessions to your congregation or faith community.

If your congregation prefers to hold its own Listening Session, please contact our consultant, Katie Ong, at katieongconsulting@gmail.com. Although I will not be able to join such a session, a team from the Building Bridges Steering Committee will facilitate.

I am grateful for your participation as we continue to explore how God is calling us forward together, and I look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming listening sessions.


The Rt. Rev. Prince Singh

Bishop Provisional
The Episcopal Dioceses of Eastern and Western Michigan

Building Bridges Listening Sessions

Convention Address 2022

We are goin’ heaven knows where we are goin,’ but we know we will get there. We will get there, heaven knows how we will get there, but we know how will get there.  It will be hard, we know that the road will be muddy and rough, but we will get there. Heaven knows how we will get there, but we know we will.  – Osibisa, a Ghanaian Rock band from the 70s. 

It has been a challenging, messy, and rough road, but here we are with each other in person and online for our third Bi-Diocesan Convention! I am honored to join you on this adventure and enjoy visiting and connecting with you in this stunningly beautiful state! As we move, God is constantly making all things new among us, and we are grateful to notice them amid our personal and communal challenges. I am glad you could witness these new ways in your congregations at your tables.

Something new emerges from our wounds. Each of us has been to these places, perhaps some of us more than others, but we all resonate with the hard road we have traveled together. “Through many dangers, toils, and snares, we have already come; Tis grace that brought us safe thus far, and will lead us home!” This amazing grace actuates our healing as individuals and as people!

Painful experiences can make us bitter or awaken us to be more humble, compassionate, and less full of ourselves. Grace helps us become more empathetic toward our neighbors and those who disagree with us. I have heard many stories about reaching out in friendship, inviting dialogue, and sharing meals and laughter in this politically divisive time.

I see evidence of grace almost everywhere I turn. Thank you for giving me the privilege of trust after experiencing hurt and betrayal of trust! I am deeply humbled by what I see. Let me name three ways I see you manifesting and practicing your faith in God and each other:

  1. Your deep and abiding faith in God shows up in your resilience. You keep on keeping on. You are put one foot in front of the other in faith!
  2. A dead-end becomes a place to figure out how to go where no one else has gone. Your deep and abiding hope in God shows up in your capacity for innovation. You are willing to go there with hope!
  3. Through a pandemic and a bishop’s suspension and resignation, you stepped up as leaders, sought each other out, and decided to protect each other and stay together. You stepped out in love! Your deep and abiding love for God and each other shows in your ability to build bridges and seek common ground.

These gifts of resilience, innovation, and bridge-building make you the beautifully contextual Michigander Episcopalians you are! You are also radiant because you constantly disallow your wounds to define you. This daily act of faith and bravery is a sign of an Easter people. Like the risen Christ, you still carry the scars but don’t allow them to represent you. Instead, you remember yourself constantly as the body of Christ. We are all hurt, people. To be wounded healers, however, we must move beyond our wounds. We take our cue from our sibling Jesus and move by learning to forgive ourselves, forgive others, self-differentiate, be emotionally grounded, trust and collaborate with others, be willing to change, listen deeply, reflect regularly, and laugh joyfully.

We saw God doing a new thing in each other. Look at how everyone pulled together, took care of things, and went out of their way to help each other through these last few years! We are grateful to the Standing Committees, Diocesan Councils, Commissions on Ministry, diocesan staff, Building Bridges Committee, Vestries, and other local leaders who rose to the challenge. We are also grateful to Bishops Bonnie, Doug, and Skip for stepping into gaps so we could keep moving as the body of Christ. It has been a significant team effort to the glory of God! One of our staff said, “I always knew that I worked with good people. It proved how awesome everyone is and how each went the extra mile to get our combined business done.”

We also know God is doing something new when we see evidence that something is counter-cultural. That is a sign of love instead of indifference in action. Some people in our culture are stoking ancient hatred through cultural and religious nationalism. These tensions take hold of our everyday life in the United States and worldwide. Political leaders of various parties are manipulating to turn us against each other through hateful expressions. Ideologies are masquerading as theologies of triumphalism, favoring a graded and controlling hierarchy. These challenge women’s rights, rights of people of color, migrant rights, LGBTQ+ rights, and human rights in general! Let me break some of these down so we can be wise as serpents and innocent as doves—a graded hierarchy comes from ancient notions of Christian cultural supremacy that is normalized. Seemingly Christian power bases rule the airwaves and manipulate vulnerable groups like the poor, regardless of color. When women and other minorities are treated with dignity they do live into their full potential and we are all better for it. Bridging the gaps between the divides and building awareness are spiritual acts of reconciliation. They are acts of resistance in this culture of division. God calls us to bless the world in this way at this time. God is doing a new thing and building bridges is that new thing.

Absorbing things uncritically leads us to accept narratives that often drug our consciousness. I believe we have become lathargic in the church by embracing what I would like to call anthropomorphic fatalism as the ordinary course of life. For instance, we have normalized the decline in our numbers by associating “hospice” status with churches before they close. I think this is theologically incompatible because the church of God is eternal. It will not die. When we uncritically attach our human cycles of life and death to that of the church, we have consented to anthropomorphic fatalism. Even when we naturally move to this place of expecting decline and death, we need to remember that we are Easter people and watch how God is doing a new thing in our midst. Sorry for that academic riff. It is one of my soapboxes.

We are grateful and see a spirit of openness to engage in collaborative conversations between congregations. This open spirit is a healthy sign. We are exploring vulnerability to try new ways of being Church amid our challenges. Look at some of our practices.

We have organic collaborations in the Thumb area, with the already-collaborative existence of Holy Family Blue Water and new opportunities with Lexington and Port Huron; these are a mark of hope. Other new and emerging ministries such as Holy Hikes, Plainsong Farm, and the Order of Naucratius are teaching us new ways of being church and are portals of entry to the Episcopal Church. St Stephen’s Episcopal Diaper Ministry in the former St. Stephen’s church, which we closed last year, is a sign of a new thing. St. James, Albion, and Trinity, Marshall are collaborating to call a priest to lead them both. Albion and Marshall have deep racial, socio-economic, and historical divides. How might healing and bridge building look?

The Up North Summit is taking agency for an ongoing gathering of lay and clergy leaders from mostly small churches. They will support and pray with each other, learn together, and catch the Spirit of God, who is doing a new thing. You are so dedicated to your Episcopal faith, to your parish, and your communities. It is infectious, in a good way! We are overcoming isolation and moving beyond the notion of one church, one priest, not as a deficiency but as an opportunity to build baptismal ministry and leadership. Small is not less. Smallness can be agile, potent, and full of transforming possibilities when grounded spiritually. Jesus’s parabolic images of faith and the kingdom of God were all about small things: light, salt, leaven, needle, mustard seed, etc.

These and other signs show that we can heal as we travel together. You have seen that God believes in you! You are funny and quirky saints with a deep and abiding joy! You are good people! Yes, the numbers show you as a declining church, and I am here to remind you who you are and how we might lean into what’s good about you!

One of the main things we need is a sense of direction. Clarity of purpose is helpful because if we need to know where we’re going, anywhere is okay. That is why we are investing in a facilitator to help us develop a common purpose, vision, and mission as east and west Michigan dioceses. Katie Ong–we’re very grateful for our amazing Katies–is capable and approachable and will accompany us over the coming months to help us pray, dig deep, and answer some questions about where we are going. We invite every person in your parish to engage in this listening and discernment process. The only way this will be successful is if you, as leaders, ensure that every person in your church participates. Why is this important? When we have clarity of purpose, we can decide how to get there. Then we can exercise our muscles of faith, hope, and love to move together and build the necessary sidewalk to get there. If you wish to help us do this listening and visioning work at the congregational level, please talk with Canon Katie Forsyth.

Let me tell you about investing in a college for congregational development, regional canons, a strategic plan on camping, and raising financial resources.

  1. WHY COLLEGE FOR CONGREGATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: During my visits across the two dioceses, I have had several opportunities to sit with your vestry and other leaders. One such interaction was with the warden of a small church community selling their building and moving to a Lutheran Church. He looked me in the eye and said, “I wish the diocese had helped us develop a plan for a sustainable future sometime back.” I hear several versions of the same refrain. We have offered opportunities in the past, like DCDI and other tools and methodologies. We increasingly know that congregations need leaders who can work as teams of clergy and lay leaders to discern the best way to be the church in a rapidly changing world. Can we invest in developing leaders who can tackle the challenges we face as the church in the 21st Century? In my experience with apostolic leadership, I have seen firsthand the benefit of such an investment. The college for congregational development is not a quick fix but a long-term investment in the most critical endowment among us: our young and seasoned lay and clergy leaders. Over this past summer, I invited seven of our leaders to go on a scouting trip to explore the college. They are BJ Heyboer, Nancy Mayhew, Nancy Foster, Tracie Little, Radha Kaminski, Barbara Ilkka, and Katie Forsyth. These leaders, our own “magnificent seven,” spent a week at College for Congregational Development in Rochester, NY, and participated in the first of the two-year learning community. They came back energized and giddy with excitement. They will engage us tomorrow and give us a taste of what’s possible. As a follower of Jesus, I believe that decline is not a gospel value. The College offers methods and tools for leaders to get unstuck and congregations to thrive. I commend this resource for its theological grounding, audacious hope, gentle persuasion, and practical application. Skilled practitioners facilitate it.
  1. WHY REGIONAL CANONS? As we lean into each other, we have an opportunity to move to the next iteration of organizing ourselves. I have started exploring the next steps in consultation with the Joint Standing Committees and our current Canon staff. Why are we doing this at this time? When I started in early February, two Canon Missioners of Western Michigan indicated that their commitment to the former bishop was to serve until the end of May 2023 and then retire. Canons Ambrose and Hallmark will keep their promise with diligence and deserve the retirement they sought. Canon James has told me that he wishes to draw this season of commuting from Chicago to Michigan to a close. His wife, the new Provost of the Cathedral, and most of his family are in Chicago. So after nearly four years of serving in this diocese, he would like to seek a call closer to home. All three situations are life-giving. While it is sad to see them go, I am grateful that their departure is not imminent. They will continue to serve us as they have until now and help us move into the next iteration of organizing ourselves over the next several months. We will have the opportunity sometime next year to celebrate them and express our gratitude! We are grateful for their loyalty and service through some of the most challenging times of the past few years! Over the next few months, we will advertise, discern, and call three new staff members. They will join Canon Tracie Little to make a team of four Regional Canons. During this practice season, we will seek your input and determine how to carve out four horizontal regions across both dioceses. These will be full-time positions, and our regional canons will bring additional expertise in four priority areas for our Episcopal witness in God’s future. These areas are Discernment, Formation, Digital Community, and Campus Ministry. Discernment is to help bring leaders to the sacred ground of lay and clergy discernment of call because we are all called to baptismal ministry. Formation is to help lay, and clergy leaders grow spiritually and in missional leadership through our Academy for Vocational Leadership and College for Congregational Development–Canon Tracie Little will continue to develop this area. Digital Communities is to help nurture and sustain vibrant online communities of worship, formation, mission, and fellowship. And finally, Campus Ministries to help initiate and nurture connections between our congregations and college campuses.
  2. We are blessed to have our children and youth engaged in different ways throughout our church. Our Director of Children, Youth, and Young Adult Formation and her four regional youth missioners are a resource you can tap into to help initiate or join in the Christian formation of our youth. Our camps have kept bringing children and youth together despite the pandemic. We are blessed to have the Episcopal Youth Camp in Western Michigan and the potential to grow in developing young leaders through Plainsong Farm, a place where God, people, and food converge. We also have a long tradition of camping at Camp Chickagami, where we have formed disciples and leaders for nearly 100 years. All three leaders, Bill, Nurya, and McKenzie, are currently in a strategic visioning process to see how they can help develop a shared vision. Our children are present and future, and we need their witness and leadership!
  1. Finally, I believe in the need to build our financial resources to actualize our shared vision and mission. We invest in development over the next few years to invite all, especially people of means, to support our shared vision financially. We are grateful on All Saints Day for past generations who have left resources for us to steward. Following their example, we must invest in building the next generation of disciples and leaders for the Episcopal Church. Can you imagine the day when any child can attend a Christian Camp, knowing the church will almost entirely pay their fees? I can see it coming in the air!


  1. Let us watch out wisely for a culture of suspicion and triangulation. Wounded systems often do these through self-destructive practices of negativity. We need wisdom, but the devil does not need advocates among us. Remember, we’re on the same team, and not everything is a crisis requiring a rabbit-hole approach where we’re constantly meandering, rearranging the deck chairs, and losing our way from growth and vitality. Let us steward ourselves and invest in daily prayer and self-correct practices with the mirror of scripture, wise leaders, humility, reflection, and reason.
  1. Some of us are practical and may feel clear that we need just to become one diocese and then move together. We have chosen to do something other than that because we want to see how we walk together before we build the sidewalk. Let’s make room to be curious and humble to see where we walk before we conclude the structure.


  • We need a group of committed catalysts who care about realizing Beloved Community to study and experiment on Multicultural ministry with a Latino emphasis across our body. We need action plans.
  • I understand that we have twelve federally recognized reservations in Michigan. Seven of them are in the Lower Peninsula. How can we build bridges with the native communities and individuals among us? A group of Episcopalians from all four Michigan dioceses leads us into this work. In this vein, I wish to shout out to the Dismantling Racism Leaders, especially for your engaged commitment to the “Sacred Ground” curriculum and the truth-telling community of learners around the circle.
  •  Math scores fell in nearly every state, and reading dipped on national exams. How can the church help? We are about formation. Can we learn from and further develop the excellent work with reading programs that occurred in the past? Could we collaborate in our communities to create mentoring opportunities and access to high-speed internet for those without in rural, suburban, and urban settings and provide these with Safe-Church trained leaders? The new ChurchLands map offered by the Building Bridges group helps give us information on possibilities here.
  • We have been rallying to bring our witness to end gun violence across our state through our engagement with End Gun Violence Michigan. And we have just created a bi-diocesan creation care working group. Please bring new and seasoned leaders to both of these priorities.
  • The Academy for Vocational Leadership and the Coppage Gordon School for Ministry are gifts among us. We need the formation of different kinds. While we need seminary-trained leaders, we also need competent leaders trained at the Academy. Neither is superior, and both are required. We are Anglicans. We can do both and do them well. We are grateful for the fifteen new discerners in this year’s class who have stepped out in faith. God is doing a new thing. On a practical note, please give generously to the Bishop’s Discretionary Fund since I have made many promises in good faith.

I appreciate your kindness in the “benefit-of-the-doubt” category. People give each other the benefit of the doubt. I have seen you often lead not with judgment but with compassion. We are an imperfect yet emerging branch of the Jesus Movement with proven faithfulness expressed in our resilience, a refreshing hopefulness in our innovative spirit, and a deep love for God through simple acts of kindness. You do this regularly by praying for and visiting the sick and lonely, caring for a community garden, sharing food with the hungry, and supporting refugees from South Sudan, Ukraine, Afghanistan, and more.

You have been through a lot together. A pandemic is still here, though much reduced in its impact, a vulnerability in episcopal leadership, and our existential disappointments. Through it all, you have kept your faith in God, the church, and each other. God is doing a new thing! You are healing and inviting other people and systems to heal and reconcile.

Finally, “above all, do not forget your duty to love yourself.” –Soren Kierkegaard. To love yourself is the best stewardship of healing you can bring to this “season of practice.” Let us move together following Jesus, our North Star! We will get there, heaven knows how we will get there, but we know we will. While we don’t have a map yet, we will trust in the one who has brought us thus far and embody what it means to pray. Because in Christ, there is no east or west, in him no south or north, but one great fellowship of love throughout the whole wide earth. May God bless you and all the invisible saints among us!


What excites you about this “season of practice?”

What is one vulnerability in your congregational life that needs help from the larger church?

What bridges is your congregation building with your local or global neighborhood? What new bridges do you hope to build?


February 4th, 10-3pm at St. John’s, Midland

During her preparation for her D.Min. in Preaching, the Rev. Canon Dr. Tracie Little, Canon to the Ordinary serving Eastern Michigan, developed the Barrier-Pivot-Passage model for preaching for spiritual formation within a congregation that had identified a restlessness and readiness to deepen their spirituality. The preaching project that unfolded at St. Jude’s, Fenton during that time revealed that this model can help listeners connect the pattern of Barrier-Pivot-Passage in scripture to their own spiritual lives, having an impact on their participation with God’s ongoing work in the world.

This workshop will help participants craft sermons that move congregations focused on cognitive learning from a head experience into an engagement with the heart, leading to a growing awareness of their own response to God.

This event, which will take place on Saturday, February 4th from 10-3pm, is offered for all clergy and licensed lay preachers serving in Eastern and Western Michigan.

**This event was rescheduled from its original date in September. Those that had registered and paid for the September event will automatically be transferred to this new date. If you are unable to attend, please contact kforsyth@eastmich.org and we will issue a refund. Thank you! **

Please contact the Rev. Canon Dr. Tracie Little with any questions – tlittle@eastmich.org.


St. John’s Episcopal Church
405 N. Saginaw Road
Midland, MI



This event is open to all clergy and licensed lay preachers in Eastern and Western Michigan. The cost to participate has been subsidized to $10 per person, which includes lunch.

Please register by the end of the day, January 29th.



February 25, 8:30-6pm at Grace, Lapeer

Parents and Primary Caregivers of minor children are invited to start their Lenten season with a daytime retreat. This free event will offer an opportunity for fellowship, formation, and refreshment.

Sessions will include exploring parenting as a Christian Vocation, ways to “Grow Christians,” a Spiritual Practice opportunity, and an opportunity to discuss ways that the broader Episcopal community can support parents and children as they grow in faith. Concurrent programming will be provided for children led by youth ministers from the region, and both lunch and dinner, along with snacks throughout the day, will be provided for all participants.

This event is hosted by the Eastern Youth Region of our dioceses and is open to all, regardless of location.

Please contact Beckett Leclaire, Youth Missioner for the Eastern Youth Region, with any questions – bleclaire@eastmich.org.


Grace Episcopal Church
735 W. Nepessing St.
Lapeer, MI, 48446



This event is open to all parents and guardians of minor-aged children in Eastern and Western Michigan as well as the participation of their children. There is no cost to attend. Lunch, Dinner, and snacks will be provided.

Sign-in table will open at 8:30 with our program officially beginning at 9am. We plan to depart at 6pm.

Please register by February 11th, 2023.

Convention Ordinations – Fall 2022

By the Grace of God and with the consent of the People, The Right Reverend Prince Grenville Singh Bishop Provisional will ordain the following people at the Fall 2022 Joint Convention.

Joseph Kennedy

To the Sacred Order of Deacons in Christ’s One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church

The Rev. Alicia Hager, The Rev.  Derek Quinn

To the Sacred Order of Priests
in Christ’s One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church

and will receive a priest,

The Rev. Shadrack Owuor

in accordance with Title III, Canon 10 of The Episcopal Church,
from the Diocese of Butere, Anglican Church of Kenya
to The Episcopal Church

Being our closing Eucharist of the Third Joint Diocesan Convention, your prayers and presence are requested.

Anyone may attend the Ordination Service and Convention Closing Eucharist, regardless of whether they are registered for convention. However, those wishing to join us for lunch or any other part of the convention programming must register as a visitor by October 12th.

The service will also be livetreamed on the Eastern and Western Michigan Facebook Pages.

Clergy will process in alb with red stoles.
Congregational banners will process in celebration.



Saturday, October 29th, 2022.


The Lansing Center
Exhibit Hall A
333 E Michigan Avenue
Lansing, Michigan 48933