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Connecting with Others from our Synod and Diocese
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Episcopal Church


https://www.episcopalchurch.org/subscribe-to-our-mailing-lists/ (all official mailing lists)

Province V


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Diocese of Southern Ohio


{e} Connections (electronic newsletter)


Formation opportunities and updates (sign up at the bottom of the page)


Advocacy Updates (on webpage only, no subscription)


Connections magazine (online version of print magazine)


Becoming a Beloved Community


Procter Center

https://www.proctercenter.org/ (newsletter subscription at the bottom of the page)

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


https://community.elca.org/elca-email-subscriptions (all official newsletters)

Southern Ohio Synod

https://southernohiosynod.org/ (newsletter subscription at the bottom of the page)

        New Bishop Elected




The Rev. Canon Kristin Uffelman White

Elected Tenth Bishop of Southern Ohio

September 30, 2023


The Rev. Canon Kristin Uffelman White was elected today to be the tenth bishop of the Diocese of Southern Ohio. She will be the first woman to hold the position.


White, 51, has served as canon to the ordinary for congregational development and leadership in the neighboring Diocese of Indianapolis since 2018. She was chosen from a field of five nominees in an election held at Christ Church Cathedral in Cincinnati. On the third ballot, she received 91 clergy votes and 174 lay votes. A minimum of 57 clergy votes and 118 lay votes were necessary for election on that ballot.


“Thank you for your trust in calling me as your next bishop. For being the church, for loving the church, for sharing God is not elsewhere,” White said via Zoom in remarks made to the convention, in which she called her fellow nominees “a blessing and a gift to me and to our church.”


“I can’t wait to be with you, and until that time, please know that you are on my heart and in my prayers. God bless you all, and I will see you soon,” she said.


White is a lifelong Episcopalian who was born in Anchorage, Alaska and raised in Prineville, Oregon. She served Church of the Holy Spirit, Lake Forest and St. Augustine’s, Wilmette, both in the northern suburbs of Chicago, before joining the bishop’s staff in Indianapolis. She is a trainer and director in the College for Congregational Development, a church-based leadership training program, and served in various diocesan roles during her time in the Diocese of Chicago.


Before earning a master of divinity degree at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, White was a high school English teacher in Oregon. She also holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Oregon University and a master of arts in teaching from Willamette University. She and her husband, John, are parents of an adult daughter, Katherine Grace, who lives in Germany.


White will succeed Bishop George Wayne Smith, Southern Ohio’s bishop provisional since 2021, as bishop of a diocese that includes 71 congregations and more than 15,000 members in 40 counties across central and southern Ohio. Pending the consent of a majority of bishops and standing committees in the Episcopal Church, she will be ordained as bishop on February 17 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus.


The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio



Blessing of the Animals

October 8


Come Grow with Us 2023

Bob Rea presents check to members of

St. Vincent de Paul

From Brigitte Hisey about upcoming events at the Fayette County Soil and Water Conservation Agency

2023 Bird Count

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