The Right Reverend Michael Milliken-Assisting Bishop
The Right Reverend Michael P. Milliken was consecrated as the Fifth Bishop of the Diocese of Western Kansas on February 19, 2011 following his election in August of 2010. The Bishop was consecrated by The Most Reverend Kathrine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church at the time; The Right Reverend Dean Wolfe, Ninth Bishop of the Diocese of Kansas; and The Right Reverend Vernon Strickland, Third Bishop of the Diocese of Western Kansas.
Michael P. Milliken was born March 13, 1947 in Lexington, Kentucky. Bishop Milliken originally dreamed of becoming a physician, but the Holy Spirit had other ideas and led him into the ordained ministry.
Bishop Milliken served as both Bishop of this diocese and Rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Hutchinson for three years. Bishop Milliken is the first Bishop to take on a dual role in 150 years. The experiment of a dual role Bishop was a success and this model has now been shared with other small diocese. On December 31st, 2014, Bishop Milliken stepped down from his position as Rector in order to commit himself full time to the future of the diocese. His vision for the Diocese of Western Kansas is to empower the laity to go out into their communities and minister in the name of Jesus Christ so that all may find hope and abundant life.
On November 30, 2018, Bishop Milliken retired (resigned) as the Sixth Bishop. Bishop Milliken continues to serve in the Diocese as an assisting Bishop.
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