The Rt. Rev. Roger C. Ames Named Bishop Emeritus of the Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes
The Standing Committee, on behalf of the entire Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes, announces the bestowal of the honorific title of Bishop Emeritus of the Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes upon The Rt. Rev. Roger Copeland Ames. As we reflect upon the present strengths and future ministry potential of the ADGL, this honor recognizes Bishop Roger’s leadership as the founding bishop of the ADGL, his steadfast love for the congregants of the diocese, and his passion to stand before all to proclaim faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. In addition to being the Founding Diocesan Bishop of the ADGL, Bishop Roger most recently served as an Assisting Bishop for the past four years. Throughout the formative years of the diocese, Bishop Roger and Gretsie together persevered, provided leadership, withstood the onslaught of naysayers, and joyfully proclaimed the saving power of Jesus’ name. We seek to honor Bishop Roger’s years of service and continued support while at the same time respecting his and Gretsie’s personal and family time in retirement. We are grateful for Bishop Roger’s willingness to engage in episcopal ministry to bless, strengthen, and encourage the clergy and parishes of the ADGL in specific and appropriate situations within our diocese throughout this transitional season. We look forward to the first suitable opportunity to publicly recognize Bishop Roger and Gretsie with this honor and to their continued presence among us for celebrations yet to come.