On June 13, 2014, then Father General of the Missionary Society of St. John, Bishop Frederick Fick, announced his retirement (see blog post of June 13 below).
As per the Canons and Rule, Father General Fick named Fr. Robert Lemmon (Pastor of Christ the King Anglican Church – Liberty, KY) as Father General Coadjutor. Fr. Bob has since served in that capacity awaiting his confirmation as the new Father General at the October MSJ assembly.
Since being named Father General Coadjutor, Fr. Bob has visited all MSJ Chapters, shared his vision and prayerfully sought the consul of all MSJ members and spiritual advisors.
On October 16, gathered together, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, Fr. Bob was confirmed by the MSJ body. It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us (Acts 15:28).