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The Rt. Rev. Alan M. GatesThe Rt. Rev. Alan M. GatesBishop Gates was ordained and consecrated a bishop on Sept. 13, 2014, and is the 16th bishop of the Diocese of Massachusetts. 

He is a Massachusetts native and graduate of Middlebury College.  Prior to seminary he was a Russian language translator, researcher and intelligence analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense, including a tour of duty at the State Department.  He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass., and was ordained to the priesthood in 1988. 

He served congregations in the Episcopal dioceses of Massachusetts, Western Massachusetts and Chicago prior to his call to Ohio in 2004.  He served as the rector of St. Paul's Church in Cleveland Heights until his election as bishop in 2014. 

Bishop Gates participated in the Episcopal Church's 2015 General Convention, serving on the Committee on Social Justice and United States Policy, and is a member of Bishops Against Gun Violence.

He and his spouse, Patricia J. Harvey, have two adult sons.

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