Tuesday, May 23rd
Canon Val has served the Diocese of Western Michigan for many years and in many ways including numerous interim roles and in our diocesan governance, including as President of the Standing Committee. She was integral to our dioceses’ regional restructuring in 2017; a process that eventually led to her call as Canon Missioner for our Central Region where she has served faithfully for the last five years. Whether convening our dismantling racism team or helping bring about better transparency and best practices within our diocesan finances and personnel practices, Val brought remarkable attention to detail, institutional knowledge, and great pastoral care to every piece of her ministry.
When Canon Anne was called to our diocese to serve as Canon Missioner for the Northern Region, she had been serving for many years in various interim roles throughout The Episcopal Church (though not in a context as snowy as northwest Michigan!). For the last five years, Anne has championed the congregations of the Northern region with generous compassion, robust experience, and great humor. Anne is a connection builder and a knowledge seeker, two traits shown throughout her ministry and through her leadership with creation care and liturgy planning in our diocese and with the Diocese of Eastern Michigan. We are grateful.
If you are unable to attend the Open House but would still like to offer your thanks and congratulations, notes may be mailed to: The Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan, 1815 Hall St SE, Suite 200, Grand Rapids, MI 49506.
Again, please join us in celebrating their ministry on May 23rd in Grand Rapids or May 31st in Traverse City and in offering our deepest prayers for restful retirement!
The Rt. Rev. Prince G. Singh
The Episcopal Dioceses of Eastern and Western Michigan
Tuesday, May 23rd
So that we can plan for food, please RSVP by May 19th.
Wednesday, May 31st
So that we can plan for food, please RSVP by May 26th.