Rev. Barbara Andrews, executive director of the Sorrento Retreat and Conference Centre in B.C. for seven years, has been elected suffragan bishop for the Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior (APCI). “I’m very excited,” said Bishop-elect Andrews. “It is certainly a great privilege.”
Bishop-elect Andrews, who will leave Sorrento to be based at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Kamloops, succeeds Bishop Gordon Light who retired as suffragan for APCI last year.
“I loved being the director at Sorrento Centre but I’ve tried to be faithful to what I believe God is calling me to next,” said Bishop-elect Andrews. “I’ve been in a privileged position to get to know the people of APCI who have been my neighbours.”
APCI was created after the diocese of Cariboo closed in 2001 due to costs associated with lawsuits alleging abuse at Indian residential schools.
Before becoming director at the Sorrento Centre, Bishop-elect Andrews worked on a street ministry project in Winnipeg. She also served at St. George’s Anglican Church in Winnipeg for 12 years.