Anglican Church of Kenya Maseno West diocese earlier today September 1st saw the consecration and enthronement of their third bishop, Rev John Mark Haugh Godia.
The new bishop-elect for the Anglican Church of Kenya(ACK) Maseno West, Rev. John Mark Godia has served as the Diocesan Administrator for the past 10 years. He was elected as the new bishop for the diocese in May this year.
ACK Archbishop Ole Sapit presided over the concencration and enthronement of Rev Godia as the 3rd Bishop of the Diocese of Maseno west at the Siaya Institute of Technology grounds in Siaya county.
He further states that he will not shy away from politics but it will not be confrontational but dialogue driven
He now has an uphill task to unite the diocese. Maseno West diocese has been polarised by the election process that culminated into his elect.He is a successor to a long-serving bishop of the diocese Rt. Rev Joseph Otieno Wasonga.
The new bishops reign is likely to take a slightly different turn from that of his predecessors which he states was more pastoral.He further states that he will not shy away from politics but it will not be confrontational but dialogue driven.
He wants to combine pastoral and administration roles even as he focuses on the youth and children.
“In my first five years I want to see the church’s resources double and reduce diocesan dependency on parishes by half from the current 10 per cent.” He said.