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The Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan is composed of communities across the northeastern part of the lower peninsula with our diocesan office located in Saginaw. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Diocesan Center and Mailing Address

124 N. Fayette Street Saginaw, MI 48602

Office Hours

We are a small staff with a hybrid working model and our in-office hours may vary. To ensure someone is here to greet you, please make an appointment with a staff member.

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Please use the contact form to the right to contact any staff member.

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Meet the Staff

Due to the risk of email phishing, we do not post email addresses publically. Please contact any diocesan staff member using the contact form above or call the office at 877-752-6020.

Rt. Rev. Skip Gladstone Adams

Assisting Bishop

As Assisting Bishop, Bishop Skip will attend to pastoral care and support to clergy, leadership, and laity of the dioceses and advice to diocesan leadership. The Assisting Bishop will represent the dioceses in the House of Bishops and in councils of the wider Episcopal Church and preside over diocesan liturgies as well as consultation and support for diocesan staff. His service with us is part-time, about 12-15 hours per week. He will be primarily remote, serving with us from his home in New York state while traveling in occasionally for some in-person gatherings

Rev. Kuruvilla "Sunil" Chandy

Canon for the Central Collaborative of Eastern and Western Michigan and Coach for Digital Communities

As Canon for the Central Collaborative, Sunil will coach, encourage, and equip congregations in the middle belt of our two dioceses in areas of congregational development, transitions, and aligning with the mission and vision of our dioceses. His specialty as Coach for Digital Communities focuses on supporting all congregations across both dioceses in establishing or further developing our offerings for worship and belonging through online platforms.

THE REV. CANON TRACIE LITTLE

Canon for the Southern Collaborative and Adult Formation

Tracie serves as Canon to the Ordinary for the diocese, holding responsibility for working with congregations and clergy in transition and supporting the development and mission strategy of our congregations and diocesan leadership.

CANON KATIE FORSYTH

Canon for Evangelism & Networking

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. She maintains all diocesan communications and is available for local consultation with congregations and organizations of the diocese.

MCKENZIE KNILL

Director of Children, Youth, and Young Adult Formation

McKenzie is the Director of Children, Youth, and Young Adult Formation and the Executive Director of Camp Chickagami. She oversees diocesan programming and is available for consultation with congregations.

SARA PHILO

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER & BENEFITS ADMINISTRATOR

Sara oversees finance and benefits administration for the diocese, helping the bishop's office and congregations with financial management, budgeting, and more.

THE VEN. LINDA CRANE

Archdeacon

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

ANGELA KRUEGER

Assistant to the Bishop

Angela holds responsibility for the bishop’s calendar, visitations, meetings, and travel. She handles the bishop’s reporting and correspondence, coordinates the non-parochial reports, liaises with the disciplinary board, manages the bi-diocesan Cycle of Prayer, and supports the work of various committees. Angela works primarily from the Saginaw office and remotely, from her home in St. Clair Shores.

Catherine Cameron-Heldt

Diocesan Office Administrator

Catherine holds responsibility for administrative projects on behalf of the diocesan offices. She coordinates with the Commissions on Ministry, supports clergy that are newly ordained and new to the dioceses, manages the clergy supply lists, administers clergy and lay licensing processes, responds to service requests from outside the dioceses, processes letters dimissory, and serves as ordination officer for churchwide records. Catherine works primarily from the Grand Rapids office and remotely, from her home in Grand Rapids.

The Rev. Radha Kaminski

Regional Youth Missioner - North

Radha serves as the Youth Missioner for the Northern region between Eastern and Western Michigan. In this role, she supports and empowers local congregations in the are of youth ministry. The Northern Youth Region is composed of 34 congregations and organizations, including communities from both dioceses.

The Rev. Beckett Leclaire

Regional Youth Missioner - Eastern; Coordinator, Holy Hikes Great Lakes

Beckett serves as the Youth Missioner for the Eastern region between Eastern and Western Michigan. In this role, he supports and empowers local congregations in the are of youth ministry. The Eastern Youth Region is composed of 25 congregations and organizations, including communities from both dioceses.

Jeff Brown

Regional Youth Missioner - Central

Jeff serves as the Youth Missioner for the Central region between Eastern and Western Michigan. In this role, he supports and empowers local congregations in the are of youth ministry. The Central Youth Region is composed of 24 congregations and organizations, including communities from both dioceses.

Rev. BJ Heyboer

Coordinator of the College for Congregational Development

As Coordinator of CCD, BJ will organize our training weeks, recruit and equip trainers, and recruit and support our participants in the implementation of their new skills and tools within their communities.

The Rev. Diane Pike

Intake Officer

Phone: 401-644-5758 --- Title IV of the Episcopal Church Canons concern areas of clergy discipline, encouraging accountability, justice, reconciliation, restoration, and pastoral care. To submit a complaint or talk to someone about a potential Title IV offense, please contact one of our two Intake Officers.

The Very Rev. Bill McClure

Intake Officer

Phone: 231-420-8467 --- Title IV of the Episcopal Church Canons concern areas of clergy discipline, encouraging accountability, justice, reconciliation, restoration, and pastoral care. To submit a complaint or talk to someone about a potential Title IV offense, please contact one of our two Intake Officers.

The Rev. Joel Turmo

Regional Youth Missioner - Southern

Joel serves as the Youth Missioner for the Southern region between Eastern and Western Michigan. In this role, he supports and empowers local congregations in the are of youth ministry. The Southern Youth Region is composed of 23 congregations and organizations, all geographically resident in EDWM.

Michelle Ruiz

Communications Assistant

Michelle is the Communications Assistant for the dioceses of Eastern and Western Michigan, supporting day-to-day communications of the organization. Yo hablo Español.

Devin King

BOOK KEEPING

Working half-time, Devin holds responsibilities for accounts payable and receivable, bank reconciliations, assisting with financial reporting, and other projects.