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Diocesan Staff

Contact any diocesan staff member at the email address listed below or by calling the office at 877-752-6020.

Hunter Kurzawa

Hunter is the Communications Assistant for both the Diocese of Western and Eastern Michigan.

The Rt. Rev. Whayne M. Hougland, Jr.

Bishop Hougland serves both the dioceses of Eastern and Western Michigan as bishop. He is currently on a one-year suspension and is unavailable for appointments. Please contact Angela Krueger with any questions.

The Rev. Canon Michael Spencer

Mike is the Canon to the Ordinary and is in charge of transitions, congregational development, and more. Mike is the Title IV Intake Officer.

The Ven. Linda Crane

As Archdeacon of the Diocese, Linda convenes the community of deacons and others involved in ministries of justice, reconciliation, and service.

Katie Forsyth

Katie is the Canon for Evangelism and Networking for the dioceses of Eastern and Western Michigan equipping churches to get connected and get out into the community.

The Rev. Dr. Valerie Fargo

Val is the Director of the Coppage-Gordon School for Ministry. She equips leaders with the tools for ministry through classes, workshops, and more.

McKenzie Knill

McKenzie is the Director of Children, Youth, and Young Adult Formation and the Executive Director of Camp Chickagami.

Sara Philo

Sara is the new Financial Manager for the diocese, helping the bishop's office and congregations with financial management, budgeting, and more.

Angela Krueger

Angela is the Assistant to the Bishop, ready to greet you anytime you call the office or walk in the doors!