Anglican Church in America
Diocese of the Northeast
Rt. Rev. Brian Marsh, Bishop



By the Grace of God and the consent of the people, Mr. Harry Earl Wellsman and Mr. Patrick Marcel Desrosiers will be ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons by the Most Reverend Brian R. Marsh, Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of the Northeast and Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Church in America (ACA). The ordinations will take place at St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Church, 85 Pleasant Street, Conway NH on Saturday March 10th at 11:00 AM.


Mr. Wellsman of Parsonsfield, ME is the son of Harry and Lillian Wellsman and graduated from Belmont High School in Massachusetts. He is a graduate of Boston University where he earned degrees in Journalism and Public Relations. He is also a veteran of the United States Army where he served in the Presidential Honor Guard and as a parachute qualified Special Forces Officer. He has over 20 years of service in the church and served 14 years as a Eucharistic Minister in the Diocese of Massachusetts.


Mr. Desrosiers of Saco is the son of Bertha and Marcel Desrosiers and graduated from Biddeford High School in Maine. He began his theological education at St. Joseph's College where he received a Lay Ministry certification. He has a teaching certificate and has over 30 years of service in the church serving as an altar server, Eucharistic Minister, Pastoral Assistant, Youth Minister, Parish Master of Ceremonies and Lector. He was at one time chairman or member of all his local parish committees, was a member of the Charismatic Pastoral Council for Biddeford and for York County, was a member of the Bishop's Advisory Board and the York Deanery.


Both completed their diaconal studies at the Logos House of Theological Studies this year. The men served recently as sub-deacons at their respective parish churches, Mr. Wellsman at St. Margaret's in Conway, NH and Mr. Desrosiers at St. Augustine of Canterbury in Old Orchard Beach, ME. Both have been assigned by the Bishop to continue to serve those parishes.


The Anglican Church in America is part of the worldwide Traditional Anglican Communion, with members in 44 countries, which seeks to uphold the Catholic Faith, Apostolic Order, Orthodox Worship and Evangelical Witness of the Anglican tradition within the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ. The Communion holds Holy Scripture and the ancient Creeds of the Undivided Church as authentic and authoritative, and worships according to the traditional liturgies of the Church. The Anglican Church is the third branch of historic Catholic Christianity along with the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches.



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