Alan M. Gates
The Right Reverend
Alan M. Gates
|Bishop of Massachusetts|
|Predecessor||M. Thomas Shaw|
|Consecration||September 14, 2014|
by Stephen T. Lane
|Spouse||Patricia J. Harvey|
He is a Massachusetts native and graduate of Middlebury College. Prior to seminary he was a Russian language translator, researcher and intelligence analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense, including a tour of duty at the State Department. After studies at Episcopal Divinity School he was ordained to the diaconate on June 13, 1987, and to the priesthood on March 26, 1988. He served congregations in the Episcopal dioceses of Massachusetts, Western Massachusetts and Chicago prior to his call to Ohio in 2004. He served as the rector of St. Paul's Church in Cleveland Heights until his election as bishop in 2014. He was consecrated as a bishop on September 13, 2014.
Bishop Gates participated in the Episcopal Church's 2015 General Convention, serving on the Committee on Social Justice and United States Policy, and is a member of Bishops Against Gun Violence. He and his spouse, Patricia J. Harvey, have two adult sons.
- Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts — Ordination and consecration of Alan McIntosh Gates (Accessed 26 June 2015)
- "Cleveland Heights priest picked to lead Episcopal diocese in Massachusetts". cleveland.com. Retrieved 2018-08-28.
- Alan Gates of Ohio elected bishop of Diocese of Massachusetts
- Massachusetts diocese ordains Alan M. Gates as bishop
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