The Rev. Capt. David Parsons will become Anglican bishop of the diocese of the Arctic in early 2013. Elected co-adjutor bishop during the Arctic synod in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Bishop Parsons will succeed Bishop Andrew Atagotaaluk, who is retiring.
Parsons was consecrated on June 3 at the opening of St. Jude’s Cathedral, newly rebuilt after being destroyed by fire in 2005.
Parsons currently serves as regional dean of the Mackenzie Delta and is the incumbent at the Church of the Ascension in Inuvik.
The Rev. Darren McCartney was elected suffragan bishop. McCartney spent several years in Pangnirtung, Nunavut, as rector of St. Luke’s and speaks fluent Inuktitut. He comes from Knocknamuckley, Ireland.