Alaska elects Mark Lattime next bishop

The Very Rev. Mark Lattime Rector, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Diocese of Rochester, Geneseo, NY, was elected the next bishop of Alaska on the fourth ballot.

Information on the election and the bishop elect is here.

Episcopal News Service reports:

Before being called to St. Michael’s in 2000, Lattime was college chaplain at Canterbury Fellowship and associate rector at the R.E. Lee. Memorial Church in Lexington, Diocese of Southwest Virginia.

Lattime is a three-time deputy to General Convention (2003, 2006 and 2009) from Rochester, where he also served in numerous diocesan capacities including: diocesan council, standing committee, as a dean of the southwest district and a stewardship consultant.

His community involvements include serving as a board member for the Wadsworth Public Library and as a volunteer ambulance driver for the Geneseo Fire Department.

A certified private pilot, he is a 1988 graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and earned a master of divinity degree from Bexley Hall in 1997.

According to his election profile, Lattime said serving as bishop of Alaska will require being “willing to engage the journey of faith as well as the journey of vast distances to be with Alaska’s people of faith to support and nurture their evangelistic witness.”

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