Episcopal News Service. October 31, 1990 [90283U]

The Rev. William W. Wiedrich, 69, rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Madison, Wisconsin, was elected suffragan bishop of the Diocese of Chicago on the fifth ballot of the diocesan convention on October 27. The Rt. Rev. Frank Griswold, bishop of Chicago, described Wiedrich as a man who "brings with him a wealth of experience, particularly in small congregations.... He has a pastor's heart and a wonderful way of weaving story into the proclaiming of the Gospel."

The Rev. Hays H. Rockwell, rector of St. James' Episcopal Church in New York since 1976, was elected bishop coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri. Rockwell, 54, was selected on October 27 at a special convention of lay and clerical delegates at Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis, which will also be the site of his March 3 consecration. He will succeed Bishop William A. Jones, Jr., of St. Louis.

The Rev. Carlos J. Caguia has been named vice president and executive director of Saint Francis Academy in Lake Placid, New York. Caguiat has served as a social service administrator in a number of private, religious, and governmental capacities. He graduated from General Theological Seminary in New York in 1965 and also holds a master's degree in public administration from New York University. Saint Francis Academy, an ecumenical agency of the Episcopal Church, operates six mental healthcare treatment facilities in New York and Kansas.