Bishops and Dioceses

Diocese of the Atlantic States

John E. Upham, Jr.

The Diocese of the Atlantic States consists of parishes in Illinois, Washington, DC, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina.

The Diocesan Ordinary is the Right Reverend Dr. John E. Upham, Jr.

The Right Reverend Dr. John E. Upham, Jr., was installed as Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of the Atlantic States of the Anglican Province of Christ the King (APCK) in services at All Saints Anglican Church in Bolingbrook, IL, by The Most Rev. Frederick G. Morrison, Archbishop of the APCK and Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of the Southwestern States. Bishop Upham was previously consecrated Suffragan Bishop for the Diocese of the Atlantic States at Saint Peter's Pro-Cathedral in Oakland on August 15, 2012. In addition to his duties as Bishop Ordinary, Bishop Upham also serves as Rector of St. George’s, Raleigh, NC, and as Priest-in-Charge at St. Alban’s Anglican Church in Lady Lake, Florida.

Bishop Upham grew up in Raleigh, was baptized at Hayes-Barton United Methodist Church, and was confirmed at St. Mark’s Anglican Church by the late James Pollard Clark, Bishop of the Diocese of the Southern States, APCK. Bishop Upham holds a Bachelor degree in Music Education and Performance (Voice and Organ) and a Master of Education (Counseling) from Campbell University, an M.Div. and a Master of Theology from Duke University Divinity School, a Doctor of Theology from St. Andrew’s Theological College and Seminary and a Doctor of Canon Law degree from St. Andrew’s.

Bishop Upham served in music and music education positions in churches and religious schools from 1979 to 1990, when he entered Duke University Divinity School to study for the ordained ministry. Bishop Upham was ordained to the Priesthood by Bishop Clark on August, 21st, 1999. Bp. Upham served St. Mark’s Anglican Church as Rector and held the post of Academic Counselor and Director of Choral Music at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh.  In December, 2001, he was called to be Rector at St. George’s Anglican Church in Raleigh.  As St. George’s grew, Fr. Upham retired from teaching in 2004 and has devoted his life to full-time ministry.

Bishop Upham is married to the former Elizabeth (Madge) Buchanan. They have four children and four grand-children.

Blair William Schultz

The Diocesan Suffragan is The Rt. Reverend Blair William Schultz.

The Reverend Canon Blair William Schultz was consecrated Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of the Western States in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on September 21, 2017 by The Most Reverend Frederick G. Morrison, The Right Reverend Donald M. Ashman, The Right Reverend Doctor John E. Upham, and The Right Reverend Frank W. Brulc, to serve in the Diocese of the Atlantic States (DAS), Anglican Province of Christ the King (APCK),

Bishop Schultz was granted a Bachelors of Arts in Chemistry from Monmouth College, Illinois, in 1972 and a Masters of Science in Forensic Science in 1974. He became a a Physical Science Technician, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, in Washington, D.C. and worked as a Forensic Scientist for the Illinois State Police.

Called to the priesthood, he attended St. Joseph of Arimathea Anglican Theological College in Berkeley and received a Bachelor of Sacred Theology in 2007. Ordained Deacon in 1998, he was ordained Priest, to become Rector of All Saints Anglican Church in Bolingbrook, Illinois in 2008. He was appointed Canon to the Archbishop of the APCK in 2012 and Canon to the Bishop of the DAS in 2015.

Bishop Schultz serves today as President of the Standing Committee of the DAS. He is a member of the Marriage Tribunal, the Board of Examining Chaplains, and the Ecclesiastical Court, all of the Diocese. He is Rector of All Saints Anglican Church in Bolingbrook.

Bishop Schultz has worked with children from pre-school through elementary grades for many years. He was on the Board of Directors of St. John's Pre-School and Program Co-Director for 4th Grade Sunday School students for fifteen years. He has faithfully served as Church Treasurer, Senior Warden, and Junior Warden. He has worked with Big Brothers and Big Sisters for twenty-three years and was awarded an appreciation plaque for his service to the children.

Bishop Schultz was also given a plaque to honor his work as a Forensic Scientist and an exemplary service medal from All Saints Anglican Church. He was recognized with the Hall of Achievement Award from Willitts School, Monmouth, Illinois.

Diocese of the Southwestern States

Frederick G. Morrison

The Diocese of the Southwestern States consists of parishes in Arizona, Nevada, Oklahoma, and Texas.

The Diocesan Ordinary is The Most  Reverend Frederick G. Morrision.

Go to the biography of Archbishop Morrison.

Diocese of the Western States

Donald M. Ashman

The Diocese of the Western States consists of parishes in California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa and British Colombia.

The Diocesan Bishop is The Right Reverend Donald M. Ashman. Bishop Ashman was elected Diocesan Bishop of the Diocese of the Western States on April 22, 2016 and enthroned by the Most Reverend Frederick G. Morrison the following day at Saint Peter’s Pro-Cathedral in Oakland, California. Bishop Ashman was previously consecrated Suffragan Bishop on August 15, 2012 at Saint Peter’s Pro-Cathedral by the Most Reverend James E. Provence, the Most Reverend Robert S. Morse, the [then] Right Reverend Frederick G. Morrison, and the Right Reverend Dr. William C. Wiygul.

Bishop Ashman was born in Los Angeles and raised in Burbank, California. He graduated from Glendale College, California State University at Long Beach with a degree in History (1970) and did graduate work in Classics (Latin and Greek) at the University of California at Los Angeles where he also earned his teaching credential. Since 1973, he has taught Latin, Greek and Advanced Placement History. On April 14, 1974, he was welcomed into the Episcopal Church by the Right Reverend Robert B. Gooden at the Church of the Holy Apostles in Glendale, California and three years later began his studies for the sacred ministry. He was ordained a deacon on Ember Wednesday in Advent, 1980, and a priest on the Feast of the Most Precious Blood, July 1,1983, by the then Right Reverend Robert S. Morse.

In 1984, Bishop Ashman was elected Rector of the Church of Our Saviour and the Holy Apostles in Los Angeles and Glendale. In 1985, he began a continuing thirty-three-year ministry at the Hollenbeck Home in Boyle Heights. In 1987 he founded the Church of Our Saviour, Santa Barbara. Bishop Ashman loved his annual youth camping/fishing trips to the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains of California and the White Mountains of Arizona. He also served on the Board of Examining Chaplains and the Standing Committee. Currently, Bishop Ashman is serving as Provost of Saint Joseph of Arimathea College and teaches Ecclesiastical Latin. The bishop also serves on the Board of Saint Joseph of Arimathea Foundation and remains Rector of Church of Our Saviour and the Holy Apostles; and assists monthly at the Church of Our Saviour, Santa Barbara.

Bishop Ashman married Ellen Kent Springer in 1971 at Saint Mark's Episcopal Church in Glendale and they have two married children, Erin and Matthew, and three grandsons, Sean, Patrick and James.

Peter Falconer Hansen

The Diocesan Suffragan is The Rt. Reverend Peter Falconer Hansen.

The Reverend Canon Peter Falconer Hansen was consecrated Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of the Western States in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on September 21, 2017 by The Most Reverend Frederick G. Morrison, The Right Reverend Donald M. Ashman, the Right Reverend Doctor John E. Upham, and The Right Reverend Frank W. Brulc, to serve in the Diocese of the Western States (DWS), Anglican Province of Christ the King (APCK).

In 1967, Peter Hansen thought he would train to be an architect, so he obtained a Bachelor of Architecture degree from U.C. Berkeley in 1972, only to wind up an estimator and project manager for three industrial special coatings contractors for 16 years.

God had other ideas. Called to be an Anglican priest, Peter Hansen received a seminary degree from St. Joseph of Arimathea Anglican Theological College in Berkeley and was ordained in 1985, serving churches in Sacramento and Chico, California. He has served as Rector of St. Augustine of Canterbury Church, Chico since 1991.

Father Hansen was called to be priest to his congregation and to his city as well. In the last 26 years, he created and directed a pro-life ministry, ChicoLife; trained for and served the Chico Police Department as President of the Chico Police Chaplains Association (1999 to 2016 and three-time Chaplain of the Year); led his congregation to purchase and renovate a historic church building at 3rd & Salem Streets in downtown Chico; served with Care Enough to Act suicide prevention, tutored with Reading Partners; helped launch Street Pastors of Chico; sat on the Enloe Hospital Bio-Ethics Committee; served on the Inspired Productions advisory board; was group leader and clergy counselor at The Growing Place counseling center.

In the APCK, Canon Hansen has long served as DWS and APCK Treasurer and DWS Canon to the Ordinary, as well as Secretary of the American Church Union. In spring of 2017, Hansen was elected to serve as Bishop Suffragan by the Diocese of the Western States and consecrated that Fall.

Bishop Hansen lives in Chico with his wife, Giti Zarnegar Hansen, married since 1973. They have one son and four grandchildren who live in Texas. Bishop Hansen is also a fair hand at singing, guitar, and songwriting. He has published I WAS THERE, Eyewitnesses at the foot of the Cross (Westbow Press, 2014). He is writing for publication a series of mystery novels with a police chaplain and Anglican priest as the central character.

Founding Bishop

Robert S Morse

The Most Reverend Robert Sherwood Morse
Deceased Archbishop of the Anglican Province of Christ the King

On January 28, 1978, in Denver, Colorado, Father Morse was consecrated Bishop of the Diocese of Christ the King. The Rt. Rev. Albert A Chambers, retired Episcopal Bishop of Springfield, Illinois, was chief consecrator who acted to preserve the apostolic succession and the American Episcopate. When the Diocese expanded it was reorganized into four dioceses as the Anglican Province of Christ the King and Bishop Morse was elected Archbishop of the Province.

Archbishop Morse retired as Archbishop of the Province on January 25, 2008. He departed this life to be with his Lord on May 28, 2015.

Bishop Emeritus

Wiygul

 

The Rt. Rev. Dr. William C. Wiygul
Retired Diocesan Ordinary of the Southern States

The Right Reverend Dr. William C. Wiygul was consecrated Bishop of the Diocese of the Southern States in 2004. The chief consecrator was Archbishop Robert S. Morse.

Bishop Wiygul was born in Natchez, Mississippi, and is a graduate of the University of Mississippi. He received his Ph.D. in medical clinical microbiology from the University of Tennessee. Later, he attended St. Joseph of Arimathea Anglican Theological College in Berkeley, California.

Bishop Wiygul and his wife, Beth, are longtime residents of Montevallo, where the bishop is Rector of the Church of the Holy Comforter. Prior to his election to the episcopate, Bishop Wiygul also served as administrator of the Diocese of the Southern States and secretary of the College of Bishops.

Bishop Wiygul retired as Diocesan Ordinary of the Southern States in May, 2011.