Bp. Roskam to Lead St. James

Adapted from The Episcopal News, Diocese of Los Angeles

The Rt. Rev. Catherine Roskam, retired Bishop Suffragan of New York, has been called as bishop-in-charge under special circumstances at St. James’ Church in the City, Los Angeles, beginning July 1.

[Background: Earlier this year, according to a Feb. 26 letter posted on the parish website, (PDF), the vestry asked the Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno, Bishop of Los Angeles, to make a one-year appointment of a priest-in-charge under special circumstances. Bishop Bruno has appointed Bishop Roskam. In the year ahead the vestry and diocese will meet twice to discuss whether to make the appointment permanent.]

Bishop Roskam has lived in the Diocese of Los Angeles since her retirement in 2012. She has frequently assisted Bishop Bruno and Bishops Suffragan Diane Jardine Bruce and Mary Glasspool with pastoral visits to congregations.

“I feel blessed to be called to St James-in-the-City with its rich diversity, its compassionate outreach, its commitment to education, and its excellence in liturgy,” Roskam told The Episcopal News. “I’m so looking forward to this new phase of our ministry together to the glory of God.”

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