I am the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Springfield in the Episcopal Church. The diocese includes 60 of the 102 counties in Illinois, and stretches from Rantoul in the northeast to the St Louis suburbs in the southwest and the old river town of Cairo in the extreme south. There are 38 worshiping communities that vary widely in size and character. I’m a Baby Boomer who was born in Brazil, raised in the Chicago suburbs (at the end of a runway at O’Hare), and has lived in both central and southern California, western Oregon, southeast Wisconsin, and south Louisiana. Married nearly 40 years to Brenda, father of three fabulous grown children, and two beautiful granddaughters.