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Dear Upper Midwest Family, We are pleased to announce that on Monday, July 26, 2021, Archbishop Foley Beach met with the Bishop’s Council of the Upper Midwest and announced his appointment of Bishop John Miller to serve our diocese as Acting Bishop and Bishop Todd......

Dear Upper Midwest Diocese, We would like to update you on changes in diocesan leadership and steps to be taken to select leaders to serve in an acting capacity. Our last letter described how the Bishop’s Council functions during Bishop Stewart’s temporary leave of absence.......

July 10, 2021 Dear Sisters and Brothers in the Anglican Church in North America, This past Spring, the Diocese of the Upper Midwest engaged a third-party investigative firm to review its handling over the past two years of revelations and allegations of sexual abuse by......

Dear Upper Midwest Diocese, Greetings in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ! In light of Bishop Stewart’s announcement of his leave of absence, we, the Bishop’s Council of the Diocese of the Upper Midwest, want to provide clarity around how the diocese will function......

Dear Upper Midwest Diocese, Throughout my ministry I have sought to live in full submission to the Lord, His Scriptures, and the Church. Significant concerns have been raised about my response to allegations of abuse in our former diocesan congregation, Christ Our Light of Big......

Beloved Upper Midwest Diocese: I am writing to give you an update on the ongoing independent investigation that I announced to you in this pastoral letter several weeks ago about a heartbreaking situation in one of our former congregations in Big Rock, Illinois.  As some......

On Sunday, June 27, we are celebrating GAFCON Sunday, 13 years of faithful Gospel ministry since the first Global Anglican Future Conference was held in Jerusalem. We invite you to celebrate GAFCON Sunday with your congregations by praising God for his faithfulness to our Anglican......

As you may know, Archbishop Ben Kwashi of the Diocese of Jos, Nigeria, has been receiving chemo treatments in the US for stage 4 colon and liver cancer since November. Early this month Bishop Stewart paid a second visit to Abp. Ben  and his wife, Mama Gloria, in......

This Lent I believe the Lord is calling us from a refuge to readiness, for a great harvest. In my sermon this Sunday, I gave a message on doing “Lent Together” for our whole diocese. It’s based on Jesus’ call, “Follow me, and I will......

Twelve months ago, Archbishop Foley Beach asked me to chair a taskforce to develop a pastoral statement on same sex attraction and identity, with a focus on the theological language that might be employed within our provincial ministries regarding this attraction.   The spiritual and......