Diocese of Eastern Oregon

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March 28, 2016

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry and Registrar of General Convention, the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, have notified the Diocese of Eastern Oregon that Bishop-elect Patrick W. Bell has received the required majority of...

December 15, 2015

[Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Oregon press release] The Rev. Patrick Bell was elected the seventh bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Oregon Dec. 12 at Church of the Redeemer, Pendleton.

Kim McClain, president of the diocese’s standing committee, said Bell was one of...

November 5, 2015

[Episcopal News Service] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Oregon has announced a slate of three nominees to stand for the election as bishop of the diocese. The candidates are:

The Rev. Patrick W. Bell, rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Coeur d’...

April 12, 2015

[Episcopal Diocese of Easter Oregon] A sixth generation Oregonian, the Rt. Rev. Rustin R. “Rusty” Kimsey was born on June 20, 1935 in Bend, Oregon, to Lauren Chamness Kimsey and Lois Elena (Moorhead) Kimsey. He died at home on April 10 at the age of 79.

The Rt. Rev. Rustin R. Kimsey,...

November 5, 2013

[Episcopal News Service] The Rt. Rev. William B. Spofford, the fourth bishop of the Diocese of Eastern Oregon, died Nov. 5 at age 92.

Spofford, who retired from Eastern Oregon in 1979, was living in Portland, Oregon, and died in his apartment there, just after receiving the Ministration...

May 29, 2009

Bishop Edna Bavi "Nedi" Rivera was elected provisional bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Oregon by unanimous vote during a special convention May 23. Twenty-seven clergy and 67 lay delegates representing 21 of the 22 congregations in eastern Oregon were certified to vote.

The...

December 3, 2008

The spirit of Reuben Denton Nevius, a pioneer Episcopal priest who traveled the Northwest during the 1870s, building churches and establishing congregations wherever he went, revisited the Diocese of Eastern Oregon's convention recently during the celebration of its centenary.

 

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October 17, 2007

Professor Willis H.A. Moore, president of the National Episcopal Historians and Archivists, delivered the address at the 99th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Oregon.

Meeting without a bishop, the diocese gathered at St. Andrew's Church in Prineville, Oregon, and...

February 10, 2007

Bishop William O. Gregg of the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Oregon plans to resign to become an assistant bishop in the Diocese of North Carolina.

Gregg, 56, announced his decision in a February 5 letter to the diocese. The House of Bishops must consent to his resignation and Gregg said...

December 31, 2004

Printed on the Rev. Larry Harrelson’s business cards several years ago were the following words: “The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, a faithful and open Christian community with permeable boundaries.”

Harrelson was rector of the Episcopal parish in Sisters, a rapidly-growing,...