Mark Short, the former Archdeacon of Wagga, has been elected as the 11th Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn.
Reverend Dr Short, who is also a former rector of Turvey Park, was elected over the weekend by a synod of 124 clergy and 175 lay representatives from across the diocese.
The 51-year-old is currently national director of The Bush Church Aid Society.
He will be consecrated and installed in a service at the Diocesan cathedral of St Saviours in Goulburn early in the New Year.
‘Mark brings to the position a wealth of experience in national ministry with oversight and pastoral care of gospel workers across the country, as well as in parish ministry to regional and rural areas, where he has worked to develop sustainable and engaging ministry models,’ said synod chairman, Bishop Trevor Edwards.