Our Bishop

The Right Rev. Raphael Adams, ofr

Bishop Rafe.jpg

Bishop Raphael was elected in September of 2016 and installed as the Bishop Ordinary on March 7, 2017. Bishop Raphael also serves as the Bishop Protector for the Franciscans of Reconciliation (ofr) order.

Bishop Rafe served in the Roman Catholic Church as a Franciscan Brother of the Order of Friars Minor, (OFM).  He was ordained in 1975 for the Central Regionary Diocese of the Old Roman Catholic Church in North America.

He affiliated with the Ecumenical Catholic Communion and served as an advisor on the Episcopal Council.

In 2016 he began serving as the Bishop Forane for parishes of the Midwest region as it was forming itself into what is now the Ecumenical Diocese of Mid-America.

Apostolic lines:
1) James H. Rogers, Hubert Augustus Rogers, Carmel Henry Carfora.
2) John Joseph Humphries, Richard Arthur Marchenna, Carmel Henry Carfora.