Linage of Bishops
Diocese of The Delta
his excellency The Most Rev. +Richard Ward-Harder
Our Lady is a Chartered Parish of The Progressive Episcopal Church.
Each TPEC Parish or Church is a part of a Diocese that is chosen by affinity. The Diocese serves as a larger fellowship of priests and laity that makes us a part of something much bigger than just the local parish.
Our Diocese is a part of the national church. The National Church is then a member of the International body that is known as the The Anglican Free Communion which has been in existence since 1897 or 120 years.
Each Diocese within TPEC has an Ordinary or Bishop who serves as our spiritual guide and administers the business of the member parishes, priests, deacons, and licensed ministers.
We are a part of the Diocese of The Delta, and His Excellency, The Most Rev. +Daniel Varga (Retired) is our Bishop Emeritus. He is one of the most sincere and giving men. He serves in full-time ministry as well as having served as a military chaplain.
Our Rector at Our Lady, Fr. Rick served as the Canon to the Bishop and assisted with administration of the Diocese. He is now our Bishop-Elect for the Diocese.
Our Diocese has congregations from St. Louis to Biloxi.
2011 - 2014
his excellency The Most Rev. +Ronald Thompson