The Rt. Rev. Douglas Sparks is now the eighth Bishop of Northern Indiana.
Consecrated on June 25 at Trinity Church in Fort Wayne, Sparks had served as rector of St. Luke’s Church in Rochester, Minnesota, since 2004. He was elected on February 6 to succeed the Rt. Rev. Edward S. Little II, bishop since March 2000.
Sparks served as dean of Wellington Cathedral of St. Paul in New Zealand from 2003 to 2004.
The former Roman Catholic priest was received into the Episcopal Church in 1989. Bishop Sparks and his wife, Dana, have three children.