Well, what a ride these last few months have been. I was so blessed, honored, and humbled to serve as Bishop of Olympia for over 15 years. I ended that officially on January 31st, 2023. Very soon after I moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to take up a new residence and some new vocations as well. Just this past Tuesday, Holy Tuesday, at the Chrism Mass held at Trinity Cathedral, Miami, I was graciously and beautifully welcomed into this new diocese and installed as Assisting Bishop to Bishop Peter Eaton and and the good people of Southeast Florida. This is an area I have long loved, having vacationed here many times over the years. I am so excited to be living here now. I am also serving as the Lightline Pilgrimages North American representative, and my new home is serving as our new office in the US as well. I hope to become active again on this blog, for those few who might actually frequent it. I will be making visitations once again and I will be posting those as they become clear on the Visitation page of this site. Blessings to all of you, and if you are in Olympia, thank you so much for the best 15 years I could have ever hoped for. We miss you all. And if you are in Southeast Florida, we are so excited to be amongst you and working with you to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ in this part of the vineyard.
The Rt. Rev. Gregory H. Rickel is the VIII Bishop of Olympia, the Episcopal Church in Western Washington State. He has been the bishop here since September, 2007.