Please continue to pray for Bishop Iker as he undergoes chemotherapy.
Following his doctor’s directions, Bishop Iker will not be traveling at this time,
and will therefore not be able to make his annual visitation. However, he has arranged for
Bishop William Wantland to be with us on his behalf to Confirm, Receive and Celebrate
at our combined service on Sunday, October 14, at 9:30 am.
The Rt. Rev. William Wantland (ACNA)
Bishop of Eau Claire, retired
Assisting Bishop of The Diocese of Fort Worth (ACNA)
The Rt. Rev. William Wantland was born in Edmond, Oklahoma.
He is of Seminole, Chickasaw and Choctaw descent.
Prior to becoming a member of the clergy, Bishop Wantland was a practicing attorney. He served as municipal judge of Seminole, Oklahoma and on the Seminole City Council. He also served as vice-mayor of Seminole. Upon the advice of the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma, Bishop Wantland became a worker-priest at his local church. He later became a full-time priest.
Bishop Wantland became Bishop of the Diocese of Eau Claire in 1980.
After retiring from the Diocese of Eau Claire in 1999, Bishop Wantland helped form the Anglican Church in North America. He was a founding member of the ACNA House of Bishops and helped write the ACNA Constitution and Canons. Bishop Wantland also serves as Assisting Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth. He became the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Seminole Nation in 2011.
Additionally, Bishop Wantland has been a member of the faculty at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, Seminole State College and Nashotah House. He is also a published author of a number of books.