Bishop Akiyama to visit St Catherine’s

Submitted By: – Click to email about this post
St Catherine’s is delighted to welcome the Rt. Rev. Diana Akiyama, bishop of Western Oregon, this Sunday, September 25th, at 10am.
Bishop Akiyama was born in Wheeler, Oregon, grew up in a Japanese-American community in Hood River, and was the first Japanese-American woman ordained to the priesthood in The Episcopal Church in 1989 by the Rt. Rev. Rustin Kimsey, Diocese of Eastern Oregon.
She holds a Ph.D. in Religion and Social Ethics from the University of Southern California (2001), a M.Div. from Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley (1988), and a B.S. from the University of Oregon (1981).
Before returning to Oregon to serve as our 11th bishop, she served as the Vicar at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Kapaau, Hawai’i and as Dean at Waiolaihui’ia School of Formation for the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai’i.
All are welcome to this event, which will be followed by a simple, ‘finger-foods’ potluck.