Lexington Considers New Bishop

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Bp. Van Koevering • Diocese of Lexington

The Rt. Rev. Mark Van Koevering, Assisting Bishop in West Virginia, is the nominee to become Bishop Provisional of Lexington.

The diocese’s standing committee announced his selection via email. Lexington will hold its next diocesan convention on Feb. 24.

Van Koevering is a graduate of Michigan State University, where he studied, agronomy, genetics, and plant-breeding. He was ordained through the Church in Wales.

He promoted peace and reconciliation in Mozambique with the Mennonite Central Committee, and was elected Bishop of Niassa in 2003. He served in Niassa until 2015, and then began assisting Bishop William Michie Klusmeyer in the Diocese of West Virginia.

The bishop and his wife, the Rev. Helen Van Koevering, have three grown children: Jake, Matt, and Kylie.


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