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The Rt. Rev. Keith B. Whitmore The Rt. Rev. Keith B. Whitmore is the assistant bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, GA, and formerly bishop of the Diocese of Eau Claire, WI.

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The Right Rev. Keith Whitmore

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The Rt. Rev’d Keith B. Whitmore is serving as Assistant Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta having arrived at the end of April 2008. He previously served as Diocesan Bishop of the Diocese of Eau Claire in northwestern Wisconsin from 1999 to 2008.

Prior to being elected as bishop, Whitmore served congregations in Wisconsin, Missouri, and Kansas. He was serving as Dean of the Cathedral in Western Kansas when elected bishop.

Ordained priest and deacon in 1977, he has undergraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Theology, an MDiv. and D.D. from Nashotah House Seminary. Bishop Whitmore also served as an Army Chaplain and retired after 27 years of service. He has served on Standing Commission on Ministry Development of the Episcopal Church and is former president of the Domestic Missionary Partnership and current president Affirming Catholicism, organizations devoted to the mission of the Church.

Bishop Whitmore has conducted workshops on Evangelism, Parish Development, Vision and Goal Setting, and Leadership Development in congregations around the country for over 20 years. He and his wife Suzie are enjoying living in Atlanta and serving in the Diocese.


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The Right Rev. Keith B. Whitmore - Day1 Conversations with Peter Wallace

The Right Rev. Keith Whitmore (TEC)
Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of Atlanta, The Right Rev. Keith B. Whitmore, talks about the work of an assisting bishop, his work as a military chaplain, the work of consulting churches on the changing world and the accessibility of God in the world today.
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The Rt. Rev. Keith B. Whitmore

Being Saints of God

Revelation 21:1-6a

All Saints' Day - Year B

November 01, 2009

The Right Rev. Keith Whitmore (TEC)

Today, in those churches that use the liturgical calendar, we commemorate All Saints Day. The early Church commemorated the life and witness of the martyrs from earliest times. But as the Church moved from a body of the persecuted by the culture to an acceptable expression of religious faith, martyrs were few. There were though, many whose lives served as an example to the community without the sacrifice of death. The Church has widely observed the festival of All Saints continuously since about the year 600.  Originally kept on May 13th it was moved to November 1st around 735 and has remained there ever since.

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