The Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes has elected the Venerable C. Allen Kannapell as its Suffragan Bishop. At last week’s assembly of the Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes Synod in Livonia, the representatives of the Diocese elected Fr. Allen on their first ballot to serve as Suffragan or assistant to the Bishop, to help facilitate Bishop Mark Engle’s pastoral duties in the Diocese. The ADGL is a member Diocese of the Anglican Church in North America.
Fr. Allen is Rector of His Church Anglican in Livonia, Michigan, a growing parish located next door to Stevenson High School in Livonia. He has served as pastor of this congregation since its founding in 2006 and has also served the Diocese as Archdeacon for the Western Mission region of Indiana and Michigan for the past two years.
In a letter to his congregation, Fr. Allen writes, “I am honored and humbled by the trust shown to me by the Lord and the diocese.”
A communique from the Diocesan office notes:
“The Standing Committee of the Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes is pleased to announce the selection of The Venerable Allen Kannapell as the first Bishop Suffragan-elect. Please join us in congratulating him, and his wife, Lisa, and continue to pray for them as we await consent to his election from the College of Bishops in January 2024.” Both Bishop Mark Engle, Ordinary of the Diocese, and Bishop Bill Murphy, Provincial Representative of Elections asked for continued prayers for Fr. Allen’s spiritual formation as bishop.
The Suffragan Bishop position allows Fr. Allen to remain resident in Livonia, Michigan as Rector of His Church Anglican while devoting a portion of his time to responsibilities throughout the Diocese.