My Dearest Brothers and Sisters, It is with great joy that we announce the election of our new Presiding Bishop. The Right Reverend Michael R. Beckett, OPI, has been elected to serve as the Presiding Bishop of the Unified Old Catholic Church. Bishop Martin Arredondo, IOFM, has been selected to serve as Chancellor and will act as Bishop Michael’s assistant and second in leadership of our church. Please pray for these two men as they undertake this great task. Here begins a new and exciting path for our church. Let us rejoice!