Canon to the Ordinary Announcement

Sisters and brothers in Christ,

I am delighted to report to you that William A. Powel III has accepted my invitation to serve as Canon to the Ordinary of the Diocese of Ohio.

Bill is a life-long Episcopalian who has extensive experience as a lay leader in both parochial and diocesan contexts. Since 2011 he has served the episcopacy in our diocese as Chancellor, a position he will continue to hold. A graduate of Stanford University and Washington & Lee University Law School, he has served for the last 16 years as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Summa Health System in Akron.

When Bill officially joins the Bishop’s staff on January 5, he can be reached at and 216.774.0449. Please join with me in welcoming Bill as he begins to serve with us in this new capacity.

With every blessing of the Nativity,
The Rt. Rev. Mark Hollingsworth, Jr.
Bishop of Ohio