Isle church evaluates 5 finalists for bishop
The Rev. Canon Robert L. Fitzpatrick is the only local candidate among the five finalists to replace retiring Episcopal Church Bishop Richard Chang.
Two other candidates have previously worked in Hawaii, and two of the finalists are women, according to an announcement on the church's Web site. Finalists include:
» The Rev. Canon Howard Anderson -- president and warden of Cathedral College of Washington National Cathedral.
» The Rev. Canon Kathleen Cullinane -- associate dean and canon missioner, Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis.
» The Rev. David C. Moore -- priest-in-charge, St. Margaret's Church, Bellevue, Wash.
» The Rev. Joy Rogers -- rector, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Battle Creek, Mich.
Fitzpatrick, canon to the ordinary, Office of the Bishop of Hawaii, has been on the Hawaii bishop's staff since 2000. He was born in Decatur, Ill. His duties include working with congregations in times of transition and conflict, and conducting workshops and programs throughout the diocese. He has served as priest-in-charge of St. Barnabas Church in Kapolei, and St. Luke's Church in Honolulu.
He has chaired the Hawaii deputation to the General Convention twice and is on the board of Church Divinity School of the Pacific.
Anderson, born in Minnesota, earned a master's in arts degree and Ph.D. in American studies at the University of Hawaii while working at the former Liberty House downtown and as a full-time teacher/coach at Mid-Pacific Institute.
He served on the National Executive Council under former Presiding Bishop Ed Browning, among several other national positions. Anderson has experience with large and small parishes and dioceses, and has led programs for Americans Indians.
Cullinane is associate dean and canon missioner at Christ Church Cathedral in Indianapolis, where she is responsible for all outreach, overseeing a budget of more than $1 million. Prior to that, she served 12 years as rector of St. Mary's in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles, where her congregation was primarily Japanese-American and Belizean.
She has spent all 23 years of full-time professional ministry in multi-cultural contexts as religion teacher, hospital administrator, and homeless ministry director, among other capacities.
Moore was chaplain at Iolani School from 2002 through 2005. He is now priest-in-charge of St. Margaret's at Bellevue, Wash. He has served parishes in Southwest Florida, Eastern Oregon, Michigan and Olympia and was associate dean at Sewanee's School of Theology for six years.
Moore has been an Education for Ministry leader for three decades and has established college chaplaincies in several states.
Rogers, a native of Pennsylvania, was a critical care nurse before joining the seminary. She served as an associate rector in Chicago and rector of St. Thomas, in Battle Creek, Mich., in 1995.
Rogers earned a doctor of ministry degree in preaching from Seabury-Western and has taught preaching in several seminaries. She has been a preacher and commentator for the ecumenical television show, the Chicago Sunday Evening Club; and been a regular contributor to the Battle Creek Enquirer.