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Change in Montana Canon to the Ordinary

It is with both sadness and joy that I announce a shift in personnel within our diocesan structure.  The Rev. Canon Chris Roberts has asked to retire again, this time as Canon to the Ordinary.  While I am reluctant to accept his resignation, he has asked that I do so.  His last official day will be Monday, July 12th.  Rev. Roberts will remain with the Congregational Development team and will be a consultant for our new Canon to the Ordinary.  We do plan on celebrating his ministry with us as our Canon to the Ordinary at Convention in October.

Beginning on July 12th, our new Canon to the Ordinary will be the Rev. Mikayla Dunfee.  Rev. Dunfee is currently a Chaplain at Kalispell’s Logan Health Medical Center and an area supply clergy. Her husband is the rector at All Saints’ in Whitefish/Columbia Falls.  Rev. Dunfee began her ordained ministry as a curate at the Cheyenne River Episcopal Mission where she served 10 Lakota congregations in the Diocese of South Dakota. She was then hired by the Diocese of Nevada to serve as the Program Director and Resident Chaplain at their diocesan camp, Galilee Episcopal Camp. She was also the Canon for Education at Trinity Cathedral in Nevada. She is conversant in Spanish as well as liturgical language in Lakota.  Like Canon Roberts, she will be half-time on the diocesan staff.

With Canon Roberts agreeing to be a consultant for  Rev. Dunfee, I hope for a smooth transition.

Peace & Light,
Bishop Marty

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