Bishop Stephen Andrews is pleased to announce the appointment of The Rev. Christopher Harper as Incumbent of St Michael and All Angels, Thunder Bay, effective September 23, 2012. Chris comes to us from the Diocese of Saskatchewan where he is Rector of St Mary & St Anne’s and St Saviour’s, Birch Hills; St George’s, Kinistino; and St James’, Muskoday First Nation; in addition to the summer congregations of Church of the Epiphany, Glen Mary and Holy Trinity, Brancepeth. He has served on a number of diocesan and national committees, including the Diocesan Indigenous Council, as a Delegate to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, the Diocesan Executive Committee, and as a member of the Executive and General Synod Planning Committees of the Council of General Synod. Chris is also Warden of Lay Readers for the diocese. A former ambulance driver and emergency medical technician from Onion Lake, Saskatchewan, Chris attended the James Settee College (where he was a student of Bishop Andrews) and Wycliffe College, from which he obtained his M.Div. in 2005. He was ordained the same year. Bishop Andrews welcomes Chris and his wife, Tracy, to the Diocese of Algoma and asks that you remember them in your prayers as they prepare to undertake their new ministry. He also asks you to join him in giving thanks for the faithful interim ministry of The Rev. Lyn Fisher.