Bishop Gates is the 16th bishop of the Diocese of Massachusetts.
He is a Massachusetts native and graduate of Middlebury College. Prior to seminary he was a Russian language translator, researcher and intelligence analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense, including a tour of duty at the State Department. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass., and was ordained to the priesthood in 1988. Bishop Gates was ordained and consecrated a bishop on Sept. 13, 2014.
He served congregations in the Episcopal dioceses of Massachusetts, Western Massachusetts and Chicago prior to his call to Ohio in 2004. He served as the rector of St. Paul's Church in Cleveland Heights until his election as bishop in 2014.
Bishop Gates is currently on the board of the Anglican Theological Review. He serves on the Episcopal Church's Committee on Safeguarding and Title IV, and is a member of Bishops United Against Gun Violence. He is the episcopal visitor for the religious communities of the Society of St. Margaret and the Order of St. Anne.
He and his spouse, Patricia J. Harvey, have two adult sons