Since Bishop Timothy W. Cravens announced his retirement as Presiding Bishop beginning July 1, the chapter of canons of the Independent Catholic Christian Church (ICCC) has been meeting together, thoughtfully and prayerfully considering the next steps forward.
The chapter of canons determined that the needs of the ICCC would be served best by electing two bishops. On Tuesday, August 17, 2021 the canons selected Lyngine Calizo as the Presiding Bishop of the ICCC and Michael Shirk as the Auxiliary Bishop.
The date of the consecration mass will be September 26 and Bp. Timothy Cravens will be the chief consecrator. Our heartfelt thanks go to Bp. Cait Finnegan and Bp. Lynn Elizabeth Walker, who have graciously agreed to be co-consecrators.
The chapter of canons looks forward to working together with Bishops-Elect Lyngine Calizo and Michael Shirk, continuing to build on the foundation of organization and faith that Bishop Tim began. We invite you to celebrate with us, and pray for them and the ICCC.