The Rev. Payton Wieland

President of the Standing Committee

  • Provides Counsel to the bishop
  • Vicar of Christ Anglican Church, O’Fallon/Fairview Heights, IL
  • B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla (1982, 1986)
  • M.S. in Engineering Management, University of Missouri-Rolla (1995)
  • M.A.R. Trinity School for Ministry (2012)
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The Right Reverend Abbot Luis Gonzalez, OSB

Secretary to the Bishop


  • Oversees communications, correspondence, and other logistics for the bishop and the departments of the diocese
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The Rev. Canon Ed den Blaauwen, SSC

Canon Musician


  • Rector, Christ Church, Moline
  • BA Theology, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa (1978)
  • Dip. Theol. St Paul’s Theological College, Grahamstown, South Africa (1982)
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The Very Rev. James Fosdick

Canon to the Ordinary & Dean of Rock Island Deanery

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  • Provides counsel to the bishop and executes special diocesan tasks as assigned
  • Rector, St. Mary of the Snows Anglican Church, Eagle River, WI
  • B.A. The Univeristy of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Diocese of Chicago School of Ministry (Diaconate)
  • Nashotah House (Priesthood)
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Mr. Le Roy Groff

Diocesan Treasurer

  • Administers the diocesan budget and funds and assists the bishop as requested.
  • B.S. in Management, St. Cloud State University (1976)
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The Rev. Canon Samuel Nyan Lynn

Canon for Karen Ministries


  • Bishop’s representative to the Karen people
  • Vicar, St.Paul’s Anglican Church, Rock Island, IL
  • B.Th, Holy Cross Theological College, Myanmar (2003),
  • LLB, Dagon University, Myanmar (2005)
  • M.T.S, Myanmar Institute of Theology (2007)
  • Diploma in Anglican Studies, Nashotah House Theological Seminary (2009)
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The Very Rev. Lewis A. Payne

Dean Emeritus

  • Advisor and treasury of diocesan history
  • Father, St. Clare’s, Rushville, IL,
  • B.A., Carthage College (1954)
  • M.Th., General Seminary (1958)
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The Rev. Canon Eric T. Raskopf

Canon Lawyer


  • Canonical Advisor to the Bishop
  • Vicar, St. Barnabas Church Plant, Oconomowoc, WI
  • University of Wisconsin -Madison B.A. 1987
  • Cleveland Marshal College of Law-Juris Doctor 1992
  • M.A. Min., Nashotah House (2015)
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The Very Rev. Patrick Smith

Dean of the Cathedral


  • Rector, St. John’s Anglican Church, Quincy, IL
  • BA English, The University of Texas (1990)
  • M.Div., Nashotah House Theological Seminary (1994)
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Deacon Bill Timmons

Vicar of Deacons


  • Maintains the link between the deacons of the diocese and the bishop
  • Deacon, St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Canton, IL
  • B.S. in Education, Western Illinois University
  • M.S. in Education Administration, University of Illinois at Springfield
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