We Have a Bishop!  

The Special Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington was held on November 1-2 at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Winchester, Kentucky.   A special convention is called when business requiring a vote by deputies won’t wait until the next scheduled convention.

On Friday, November 1, at the Special Convention, the first order of business was the election of the eighth Bishop of Lexington.  The Right Reverend Mark Van Koevering was duly elected and was greeted joyously by the convention.  Bishop Mark has been serving as the Bishop Provisional for about 18 months and now he is our Bishop Diocesan!