Diocese of Western Michigan

Diocese of Western Michigan


July 31, 2018

By: the Rev. Darlene Kuhn, Rector, St. James’ Episcopal Church, Albion, Michigan

This is the third year for the Albion Community Gardens in Albion, Michigan. Our first year, 2016, involved primarily administrative work, such as setting up our organization as a nonprofit; acquiring nearly five acres of land in three locations; removing trees, roots, and garbage; and raising...

October 13, 2017

[St. John’s Episcopal Church, Grand Haven, MI] It has been quite a journey from Bogota, Colombia, to Grand Haven, Michigan, for the Rev. John Infante, soon to be the first Latino priest ordained in the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan.

Born into the Episcopal Church in Colombia, his...

January 14, 2016

[Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan] I am saddened by the recent action taken at the Primates meeting in Canterbury, England. Please continue to pray through this situation especially holding up +Michael, our Presiding Bishop, whom I wholeheartedly support, and all the Primates of the church...

October 1, 2013

Bishop Whayne Hougland of Western Michigan with his family during his Sept. 28 ordination service. Photo: Karmel Puzzuoli

[Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan] The Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan consecrated its ninth bishop, the Rt. Rev. Whayne M....

May 20, 2013

[Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan] The Rev. Whayne M. Hougland Jr. was elected at a special electing convention on May 18 to be the 9th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan.

Hougland, rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Salisbury, North Carolina, was...

March 19, 2013

[Diocese of Western Michigan — Press Release] The Search Team has nominated three priests to stand for election as the 9th Bishop of Western Michigan. The nominees for bishop are:

The Rev. Jennifer Adams, Rector, Grace Episcopal Church, Holland, Michigan (Diocese of Western Michigan) The...

February 6, 2012

[Diocese of Western Michigan] The Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan has launched a new website, RealPeopleRealFaith as part of an outreach campaign.

The new website is designed to work with the diocese’s new cable TV ad campaign of the same name, which launched Feb. 3. A 30-second...

May 11, 2009

The saws and the hammers silenced, peace has returned to St. Gregory's Abbey in Three Rivers, Michigan.

On May 9 more than 70 people gathered in the chapel to dedicate the abbey's first bell tower and to mark the close of a $3.9 million building campaign—the date corresponds with the...

June 20, 2007

Zachariah Jok Char was only five years old when he walked 1,000 miles for the first time.

One of the Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan, he braved the desert heat and attacks by lions and hyenas, without shelter, food, water or adult protection. The children crossed Sudan, single file, headed...

May 11, 2007

St. James' Episcopal Church in Albion, Michigan, was ravaged by fire on the morning of May 10. No one was harmed in the fire which, according to reports, was caused by an electrical fault in the church's basement.

Michigan Bishop Robert Gepert said in an e-mail to the diocese that "the...


Episcopal Youth Camp is a long-running program sponsored by the Diocese of Western Michigan.