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Alan McIntosh Gates[1] is the sixteenth and current bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.

The Right Reverend

Alan M. Gates

Bishop of Massachusetts
ChurchEpiscopal Church
In office2014-present
PredecessorM. Thomas Shaw
Ordination1987 (deacon)
1988 (priest)
ConsecrationSeptember 13, 2014
by Stephen T. Lane
Personal details
SpousePatricia 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.[2] He was consecrated as a bishop on September 13, 2014.

Bishop Gates is currently on the board of the Anglican Theological Review. He serves on the Episcopal Church's Standing Commission on World Mission, and is a member of Bishops United Against Gun Violence. He and his spouse, Patricia J. Harvey, have two adult sons.

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  1. ^ Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts — Ordination and consecration of Alan McIntosh Gates (Accessed 26 June 2015)
  2. ^ "Cleveland Heights priest picked to lead Episcopal diocese in Massachusetts". Retrieved 2018-08-28.

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