Who We Are

Greeting Saints! Welcome to the website of the Episcopal Church in Northern Indiana, the Crossroads of America. I’m Doug Sparks, and I have the privilege of serving as bishop of this diocese.

There are 36 Faith Communities or congregations, from Gary to Angola, South Bend to Kokomo, Valparaiso to Fort Wayne and everywhere in between. 

 I’ve discovered that we are a diverse, generous, inspiring and hopeful community of Disciples who are members of the Growing Episcopal Branch of the Jesus Movement.

 We are committed to living out the Baptismal Covenant and have embraced the 5 Marks of Mission: 

  1. to Proclaim the Good News;

  2. to Teach, Baptize and Nurture new believers;

  3. to Respond to Human Need by Loving Service;

  4. to Transform unjust structures of society, to Challenge violence of every kind and to Pursue peace and reconciliation and

  5. to Strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth as OUR way of engaging God’s Mission in Northern Indiana.

 There are two initiatives we hope will help us to live more fully into these 5 Marks of Mission.

 We have given ourselves over to the work of Racial Reconciliation and Racial Justice, living more fully into becoming Beloved Community, by telling the truth about racism, proclaiming God’s dream, practicing the way of Jesus and repairing the breaches caused by the sin of racism.

 Thanks to a grant for the United Thank Offering, we have called a Missioner for Community Engagement who is assisting all of our Faith Communities in Asset Based Community Development, hoping to discern and building on our assets.

 If you’re planning a move to Northern Indiana, send us an email, we would be happy to connect you to one of our faith communities.

 If you’re looking for a ministry opportunity, send me an email, I’d love to have a conversation with you.

 Most importantly, please pray for us here in Northern Indiana, as we strive to become, more and more, God’s Beloved Community!

 

Where We Are?

The Diocese of Northern Indiana comprises the northern third of the state and includes the following counties: Adams, Allen, Benton, Blackford, Carroll, Cass, DeKalb, Elkhart, Fulton, Grant, Howard, Huntington, Jasper, Jay, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Lake, La Porte, Marshall, Miami, Newton, Noble, Porter, Pulaski, St. Joseph, Starke, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, White, and Whitley.

The diocese has sections in both the Central and Eastern time zones. A complete list of parish contact information is available. The diocesan office, located in downtown South Bend, is on Eastern Time.

 

Contact Us!

 Our Diocesan Staff at Fierce Conversations Training in Chicago. (Michelle Walker, Terri Bays, Carol Bianchini, Adrien Niyongabo, Henry Randolph, Anne Wietstock, Courtney Reid (trainer) Sharon Katona)

Our Diocesan Staff at Fierce Conversations Training in Chicago. (Michelle Walker, Terri Bays, Carol Bianchini, Adrien Niyongabo, Henry Randolph, Anne Wietstock, Courtney Reid (trainer) Sharon Katona)

The office is open Monday - Thursday, 9am-5pm:  closed on Fridays.  Our individual schedules vary.

To contact us via mail, phone, or fax, please use the following information:

The Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana
117 N. Lafayette Blvd.
South Bend, IN 46601

(574) 233-6489 (phone)
(574) 287-7914 (fax)

info@ednin.org (general email)

A complete list of congregation contact information is also available.

 

Diocesan Staff

  The Rt. Rev. Dr. Douglas E Sparks  Bishop  bishop.sparks@ednin.org

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Douglas E Sparks
Bishop
bishop.sparks@ednin.org

  The Rev. Canon Henry Randolph  Missioner for Vocations  vocations@ednin.org

The Rev. Canon Henry Randolph
Missioner for Vocations
vocations@ednin.org

  Canon Sharon Katona  Missioner for Finance  treasurer@ednin.org

Canon Sharon Katona
Missioner for Finance
treasurer@ednin.org

  The Rev. Canon Michelle I Walker  Missioner for Administration & Communications  missioner.walker@ednin.org

The Rev. Canon Michelle I Walker
Missioner for Administration & Communications
missioner.walker@ednin.org

  Canon Adrien Niyongabo  Missioner for Community Engagement  missioner.niyongabo@ednin.org

Canon Adrien Niyongabo
Missioner for Community Engagement
missioner.niyongabo@ednin.org

  Canon Carol Bianchini  Missioner for Finance / Sr High Youth Director  treasurer@ednin.org  /  cjbianchini@comcast.net

Canon Carol Bianchini
Missioner for Finance / Sr High Youth Director
treasurer@ednin.org / cjbianchini@comcast.net

  The Rev. Canon Terri Bays, PhD  Missioner for Governance & Transitions  missioner.bays@ednin.org

The Rev. Canon Terri Bays, PhD
Missioner for Governance & Transitions
missioner.bays@ednin.org

  Mr. Christopher A. Hillak  Missioner for Digital Communications  missioner.hillak@ednin.org

Mr. Christopher A. Hillak
Missioner for Digital Communications
missioner.hillak@ednin.org

  The Rev. Canon Anne Wietstock  Missioner for the Deacons  deaconanne@stjamessouthbend.org

The Rev. Canon Anne Wietstock
Missioner for the Deacons
deaconanne@stjamessouthbend.org

  Mrs. Tamisyn Grantz  Diocesan Youth Camp Co-Director  episcopalcamp@gmail.com  (Shared by all 3 directors)

Mrs. Tamisyn Grantz
Diocesan Youth Camp Co-Director
episcopalcamp@gmail.com (Shared by all 3 directors)

  Mrs. Kim Gray  Diocesan Youth Camp Co-Director  episcopalcamp@gmail.com  (Shared by all 3 directors)

Mrs. Kim Gray
Diocesan Youth Camp Co-Director
episcopalcamp@gmail.com (Shared by all 3 directors)

  Mr. Tim Gray  Diocesan Youth Camp Co-Director  episcopalcamp@gmail.com  (Shared by all 3 directors)

Mr. Tim Gray
Diocesan Youth Camp Co-Director
episcopalcamp@gmail.com (Shared by all 3 directors)

For the Mission of the Church
 

Everliving God, whose will it is that all should come to you through your Son Jesus Christ: Inspire our witness to him, that all may know the power of his forgiveness and the hope of his resurrection; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.