The Rev. Dr. Grant LeMarquand currently serves as liturgical assistant at Church of the Ascension in Oakland and is professor of Biblical Studies and Mission at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge.
The Most Rev. Mouneer Anis, president bishop of the Episcopal / Anglican Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East, announced December 8 that the Rev. Dr. Grant LeMarquand had been appointed and confirmed as the new Bishop for the Horn of Africa. God willing, Grant will be consecrated Bishop on April 25, 2012 on the Feast of St. Mark the Evangelist at All Saints Cathedral in Cairo.
Grant has been a professor Bible and Mission at Trinity School for Ministry for the past 13 years. Grant and his wife, Wendy, have been members of Church of the Ascension in Oakland for five years. Grant serves as a liturgical assistant there and Wendy LeMarquand heads up the Prayer Ministry at Church of the Ascension and is a medical doctor at East Liberty Family Health Care Center. “We will miss Grant and Wendy very much, as will so many in the wider Pittsburgh community. Nevertheless we know that our loss is a most sure gain for the people among whom they will be serving and overseeing in the Horn of Africa,” said the Rev. Jonathan Millard, rector of Church of the Ascension.
Grant and Wendy plan to move to Ethiopia in the summer. They will be living in Gambella, near the Sudanese border. Grant is scheduled to be installed as Bishop in Addis Abba in October.
The official press release from the Diocese of Egypt and the Horn of Africa is available here.