Keith Ackerman

Keith Lynn Ackerman ( born August 3, 1946 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania) was an Anglican bishop of the Episcopal Church of the United States of America. He was from 1994 to 2008 the 8th Bishop of Quincy, headquartered in Peoria, Illinois.


He received his doctorate in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science degree from Marymount College in Salina, Kansas in 1974 and received his Master of Divinity in 1994 and his Doctor of Divinity at Nashotah House Seminary in Nashotah, Wisconsin. In April 1974, he was ordained a deacon and received his ordination in December in Long Iceland, Kansas, by the Bishop of Western Kansas William Davidson. He served from 1974 to 1976 as curate at the Church of the Transfiguration in Freeport, New York and then as rector of St. Mary's Church in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, and from 1989 Rector of St. Mark's Church in Arlington, Texas. On 24 June 1994 he was ordained by Edmond Lee Browning and Edward Harding MacBurney and Donald James Parsons at St. Paul 's Cathedral in Peoria bishop. Because of women's ordination in the Episcopal Church, he entered the ministry of the Bishop of Quincy back on 1 November 2008. At the time, stepped over the majority of his diocese for Iglesia Anglicana del Cono Sur de America, which does not make women's ordination. He married on August 19, 1967 Joann Bevacqua and has three children. Ackerman lives in Keller, Texas and is currently President of Forward in Faith North America, an Anglo - Catholic movement. The Presiding Bishop accepted on 16 October 2009 the escape of Ackerman from the Episcopal Church. He is currently Vicar of the Diocese of Quincy the Anglican Church in North America.