Calmness and security
A conversation with Bishop Lesley Wheeler-Dame of the diocese of Yukon
Lesley Wheeler-Dame was elected on the first ballot as coadjutor bishop of the diocese of Yukon on May 4, 2019. She succeeded the Rt. Rev. Larry Robertson as bishop upon his retirement and was consecrated as bishop of Yukon on August 26.
A conversation with Bishop David Greenwood of the diocese of Athabasca
Elected bishop of the diocese of Athabasca last November, Bishop David Greenwood was consecrated on Feb. 21. He is currently working from his home in Fort McMurray until the end of June, when his wife Benita—who works as a teacher—finishes the school year. The couple then plan to move to Peace River.
Navigating uncharted waters
A conversation with Bishop-elect Lincoln McKoen of the Territory of the People
On Jan. 25, Lincoln McKoen was elected the first bishop of the Territory of the People on the fourth ballot. Though he has not yet been consecrated due to social distancing measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the bishop-elect has been appointed administrator of the territory and began serving in this position on May 1. A consecration date will be determined based on social distancing guidelines from the provincial government and in consultation with Archbishop and Metropolitan Melissa Skelton.
Diocese of Huron connects to improve clergy housing in the Council of the North
Late in 2018, a process began which has benefitted the Council of the North in wonderful ways. I was handed a letter in which the Diocese of Huron had detailed a process by which they had found trust funds in their portfolio whose terms and conditions could not easily be met. Bishop Nicholls got in touch with the Council of the North and asked if we might be able to fulfil the terms of the trust which had long been held, but not disbursed.
Contact is produced by the Council of the North
Bishop William Cliff
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The Council of the North is a grouping of financially assisted dioceses, supported through grants by General Synod, that serve sparsely populated areas in the Arctic, Yukon, Northern and Central Interior British Columbia, Alberta, northern Saskatchewan, Manitoba; and northern Ontario. Specifically:
Diocese of the Arctic • Diocese of Athabasca • Diocese of Brandon • Diocese of Caledonia • Indigenous Spiritual Ministry of Mishamikoweesh • Diocese of Moosonee • Diocese of Saskatchewan • Territory of the People • Diocese of Yukon