August 29, 2020
Diana Akiyama, Bishop-elect
From the Bishop:

Please the see following announcements. Please pray for Diana as she looks to begin her new ministry.

Almighty God, the light of the faithful and shepherd of souls, the People of the Diocese of Oregon have called your servant Diana to be a bishop in your Church, to feed your sheep by the word of Christ and to guide them by good example: give her patience and wisdom as the confirmation process is completed, and as she looks to a physical move across the Pacific and to her unfolding new ministry, and give all your People grace to keep the faith of the Church and to follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen
Yours faithfully,


The Rt. Rev. Robert L. Fitzpatrick
Bishop Diocesan
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
229 Queen Emma Square
Honolulu, HI 96813-2304

The Episcopal Church in Micronesia
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Announcement from the House of Bishops
August 29, 2020

Good Day Sisters and Brothers,

Please join in giving thanks for the election of The Rev. Diana Akiyama on this day to be the 11th Diocesan Bishop of Oregon. She is currently serving as Vicar of St. Augustine's, Kapa'au, Hawai'i. Pending consents, our Sister will be consecrated on January 30, 2021. Pray for Diana as she moves through the Consent process.

Pentecost Blessings.
+Sandy Hampton
(Retired Bishop, Diocese of Olympia)

From the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon

Rev. Dr. Diana Akiyama Elected 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon
Delegates to the Electing Convention held August 29, 2020 have elected the Rev. Dr. Diana Akiyama as the 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon. The vote was confirmed after two ballots, concluding the year-long process of seeking a successor for Bishop Michael Hanley who began his service in the Diocese in 2010 and will retire in January 2021.

Rev. Akiyama currently serves as Vicar at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Kapa'au, Hawai'i, and is Dean of Waiolaihui’ia School for Formation.

Ordained in 1988 in the Diocese of Eastern Oregon, Akiyama has the historical distinction of being the first Japanese-American woman ordained to the Episcopal priesthood. She has extensive experience in Christian formation, teaching, social justice advocacy and mission field, having served ministries in Oregon, California and Hawai'i.
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Sybil Nishioka, Editor & Communications Contractor
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
229 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 636-7776