Auxiliary Bishop of Cleveland Appointed

Feb 22, 2020

Welcome to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

At St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, we are delighted to share this exciting news with our beloved community. The appointment of an Auxiliary Bishop in Cleveland marks a significant milestone in the journey of St. Barnabas Parish. We invite you to join us in celebrating this momentous occasion.

Our Community and Beliefs

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, nestled in the heart of Elyria, Ohio, has been devoted to serving the community for over a century. We foster a strong bond among our parishioners, emphasizing faith, compassion, and inclusivity. Our commitment to creating a welcoming and nurturing environment for people of all walks of life is embraced by our dedicated clergy, congregation, and the wider Elyria community we are privileged to serve.

Introducing our Auxiliary Bishop

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of our new Auxiliary Bishop in Cleveland, Reverend John Smith. Reverend Smith brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and dedication to our parish. His deep-rooted faith and passion for guiding individuals in their spiritual journeys make him an ideal addition to the St. Barnabas Parish community.

Elevating Our Faith and Mission

The appointment of an Auxiliary Bishop in Cleveland strengthens our ability to fulfill our mission as a beacon of faith and love in Elyria. With Bishop Smith's guidance, we aim to further enrich the spiritual lives of our members and provide unwavering support to the broader community.

Key Responsibilities of Our Auxiliary Bishop

Bishop Smith will be responsible for assisting our Diocesan Bishop in overseeing the various ministries within our congregation. He will support the spiritual growth and formation of our clergy and laity, offering guidance and pastoral care to all members of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. Additionally, Bishop Smith will actively engage in community outreach initiatives, extending our commitment to social justice, compassion, and care for the marginalized.

Our Vibrant Parish Life

St. Barnabas Parish encompasses a vibrant community life that embodies a diverse range of ministries and activities. From engaging worship services and meaningful Bible study groups to outreach programs that address the needs of our neighbors, we strive to create an environment where individuals can deepen their faith and find solace in the bonds of fellowship.

Celebrating Together

We look forward to celebrating Bishop Smith's appointment with a special ceremony and reception on October 15th, 2022. This joyous occasion will further unite our congregation as we collectively express gratitude for the leadership and guidance that Bishop Smith will offer.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding the appointment of our Auxiliary Bishop or would like to learn more about St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, please feel free to reach out to us. Our friendly staff is always here to assist you.

Join us in rejoicing the appointment of Bishop Smith and embracing the continued growth of faith within our vibrant community!


The St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Team

Shirlie James
This is wonderful news for our community! 🎉
Apr 14, 2023
Delane Hewett
An important step forward for the parish.
Jun 17, 2022
Cathy Gothard
Looking forward to the positive impact the bishop will bring.
Jun 8, 2022
Abdul Kanan
Congratulations on this important milestone!
Apr 17, 2022
Elizabeth Gordon
Great news for the church and our community.
Oct 12, 2021
Matthew Pfister
Wishing the newly appointed bishop all the best in their new role.
Sep 5, 2021
Jay Freschi
We are honored to have an Auxiliary Bishop appointed.
Jun 19, 2021
Edlyn Bautista
Congratulations to St. Andrew's on this significant appointment!
Feb 10, 2021
Andrew Rogers
Exciting times for St. Andrew's Episcopal Church!
Sep 11, 2020
John Noone
This appointment will bring new perspectives and leadership.
Apr 19, 2020