The Diocesan Transitions Committee invites you to join in the joyous celebration of the nearly 20 years of faithful service and leadership of Bishop Gibbs and Karlah Gibbs. In honor and thanksgiving for their time here, we invite you to attend the Retirement Celebration & Holy Eucharist and one of three celebrations, planned in various locations across the diocese.

You are cordially invited to attend a
Honoring the Ministries of Bishop Gibbs & Karlah Gibbs
Saturday, November 9, 2019, 11:00am
The Cathedral Church of St. Paul
4800 Woodward Ave, Detroit

The entire diocesan household is invited to join the Gibbs Family and friends from around the church for this festive occasion. A reception will follow the service. RSVP via email to

Honoring Bishop Gibbs & Karlah Gibbs

Saturday, October 5, 6 – 8:30pm, $15 per person, click to RSVP
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 574 S. Sheldon Road, Plymouth
hosted by Huron Valley and Trinity Deaneries

Saturday, October 12, 6 – 8:30pm, click to RSVP
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 309 S. Jackson St., Jackson
hosted by William Lyster and Capital Deaneries 

Saturday, October 19, 4 – 8pm, Open house – no reservations needed
Detroit Shipping Company, 474 Peterboro St, Detroit
hosted by Detroit, Downriver, and McGehee Deaneries

Please attend whichever dinner event is most convenient for you.

Bishop Gibbs and Karlah have asked that, in lieu of gifts, you consider donating to the Wendell and Karlah Gibbs Youth & Young Adult Legacy Fund.