From the Archbishop
The Most Reverend Mark Haverland:
Acting Primate of the ACC
The Most Reverend Mark Haverland
As chief bishop and Acting Primate, Archbishop Haverland is the spiritual and administrative leader of the Anglican Catholic Church. At each Provincial Synod, and as needs arise, he is charged with addressing the Church on behalf of the College of Bishops. To the right, you will find links to the addresses, along with statements on current events in light of church doctrine.
Born in Youngstown, Ohio in 1956, Archbishop Haverland was educated at Kenyon College (A.B).; Duquesne University (M.A.); and Duke University (Ph.D.), where he wrote his dissertation on the 17th century Anglican theologian, Henry Hammond. Ordained deacon in 1981 and priested in 1982, Archbishop Haverland has more than thirty years of experience as a clergyman within the Anglican Catholic Church.
In 1997 he was elected and consecrated to succeed the late William O. Lewis as Bishop Ordinary of the ACC's Diocese of the South. Following the retirement of the Most Reverend John-Charles Vockler in 2005, the then Bishop Haverland was elected and enthroned as Archbishop and Metropolitan at the ACC’s 16th Provincial Synod in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is the fifth ACC bishop to serve as Metropolitan and second to serve as Acting Primate.
Archbishop Haverland is author of Anglican Catholic Faith and Practice, an introduction to orthodox Anglican belief, which is available from the Anglican Parishes Association book publisher. He has also written articles and reviews for publications such as Touchstone, The New Oxford Review, and The Journal of Religion.