Our Diocesan Bishop Ordinary of the Western States is the Right Reverend Donald M. Ashman. Bishop Ashman was consecrated Bishop Ordinary for the Diocese of the Western States at Saint Peter’s Pro-Cathedral in Oakland, California, on April 23, 2016. In addition to being our Bishop Ordinary, Bishop Ashman is acting Rector of St. Bartholomew’s, Woodinville, while our search committee completes its work of finding a new Rector.
Bishop Ashman is also the Rector of the Church of Our Saviour and the Holy Apostles in Los Angeles, California, and of the Parochial Mission, the Church of the Holy Apostles, in Glendale, California. In 1985, he began a continuing ministry at the Hollenbeck Home for the Aged in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California; in 1987, he founded the Church of Our Saviour in Santa Barbara, California. He has also served on the Board of Examining Chaplains and the Standing Committee.
A native of Los Angeles, California, Bishop Ashman graduated from Glendale College and California State University, Long Beach, with a degree in history. He did graduate work in the classics at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he also earned his teaching credential.