Dear friends of the Mission,
The Anglican Missions in America and in Canada are contacted frequently by people, both locally and globally, who are excited and curious about our structure, a Society of Mission and Apostolic Works, and want to learn more about our vision, to raise, release and support leaders and communities of faith to reach the lost for Jesus Christ in North America.
On the global side of those inquiries, the College of Consultors seeks to engage with these people and groups in order help release them into ministry and possibly to establish other global chapters of the Anglican Mission. In doing this work the College also seeks to raise up leaders for that wider work. Accordingly, the Bishop of Dunkwa-on-Offin received from the College of Consultors the name of Canon Kevin Donlon to serve as Bishop Emissary to the College in its global ministry, to continue the Mission Partner relationships, and to ensure the canonical and missional connections for all of the Anglican Mission chapters associated with the College (America, Canada and India, with more to come).
During the College and Mission Partners’ visit for the consecrations of +Matt Kessler and +Dan Scott these past two weeks; +Kevin was duly consecrated for the College’s international mission at The Abbey in Pawleys Island, SC on Saturday, May 13th. Many friends from overseas and around the U.S. were there to participate including Archbishop Emmanuel Kolini, Bishop William Mugenyi, Bishop Sospeter Ndenza, Bishop Aaron Kijanjali, Bishop Chuck Murphy, Bishop Gerry Schnackenberg, and Bishop Carl Buffington.
+Kevin has faithfully served the Mission both as the Rector of the Church of the Resurrection in Tampa, FL, and as the Canon of Ecclesiastical and Ecumenical Affairs for the Anglican Mission in America. Going forward, as +Kevin assumes his international duties, he will be stepping out of his role as Canon for Ecclesiastical Affairs for the Anglican Mission in America, and we will transition his AMiA ecclesiastical duties to a new Ecclesiastical Affairs Council, led by an AMiA clergy member whom I will announce shortly.
Please continue to keep +Kevin, his wife, Kacy, and all his family, and his ministry in your prayers. Join me in thanking God for him and for this new season in his life and the life of the Mission!