On Saturday, September 15, 2012 the Diocesan Assembly of the Diocese of Sitka and Alaska nominated Archpriest David Mahaffey to be Bishop of their vacant episcopal see.
Archpriest David Mahaffey graduated from St. Tikhonâ€™s in 1997 and continued to serve as an adjunct lecturer in Philosophy until 2011. At the same time he also has served as a dedicated priest and pastor to the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania.
His name will be presented to the Holy Synod of Bishops by the Locum Tenens of the Diocese of Alaska, Bishop Benjamin, in an upcoming Holy Synod meeting.
God grant the Archpriest David Mahaffey wisdom and peace in service to Christâ€™s Holy Church.
A more detailed biographical outline can be found on oca.org