Former Local Clergyman Appointed Bishop
The Rev. Andrew Dietsche became the 16th bishop of the diocese Saturday in a service at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine.
Dietsche was a freelance graphic designer and cartoonist before becoming a minister.
He was the rector at a church in West Springfield, Mass. for 11 years before becoming a church official responsible for pastoral care of fellow clergy.
Dietsche was elected to succeed retiring bishop Mark Sisk in late 2011