Election of Co-Adjutor Bishop Featured
On February 12th, on the third round of balloting, The Rev Canon Michael Oulton, was elected co-adjutor bishop of the Diocese of Ontario. The delegates that had elected Michael, then enthusiastically passed a motion to make the election unanimous. He originally hails from the Maritimes, and now lives with his wife and three children in Napanee Ontario.
Other candidates were the Rev. Canon Dr. Timothy Grant Connor (Diocese of Huron,) the Rev. Dr. Dana Carr Johnston Fisher (Diocese of Ottawa,) the Venerable Jim McShane (Diocese of Ontario,) the Venerable Wayne Varley (Diocese of Ontario,) and the Reverend Canon Jonathon Michael Andrew Wright (Diocese of Algoma.)
Coadjutor Bishop elect Michael Oulton comes from the province of New Brunswick where he received a Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton in 1985. Seven years later, he completed his Master of Divinity Degree at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto.
He was Rector of the Parish of Alberton, P.E.I. from 1992 to 1997, and was then invited by Bishop Peter Mason to come to the diocese of Ontario, where he became rector of St. Peter’s Kingston. In 2004 Bishop George Bruce appointed him to Christ Church, Belleville where he currently serves.
Coadjutor Bishop Elect Michael Oulton will be consecrated on June 11th, 2011 at St. George’s Cathedral, in Kingston.
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Photo originally printed in Dialogue and is by Peter Schaub