Inuvik priest elected bishop of Anglican Arctic diocese
Rev. Capt. David Parsons will take over as Anglican bishop of the Arctic diocese next year.
Parsons was elected Wednesday during the Arctic diocese synod in Iqaluit.
He will replace Andrew Atagotaaluk, who retires at the end of the year.
Parsons is currently the regional dean of the Mackenzie Delta, and serves as a priest in Inuvik and Tulita, N.W.T.
Three people ran against Parsons yesterday. One of them — Rev. Darren McCartney — was elected to serve as suffragan bishop. The suffragan bishop serves as an assistant to the bishop of the diocese.
McCartney is currently based in Ireland, but he spent several years in Pangnirtung where he learned to speak Inuktitut.