Joel Pachao

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Joel Pachao
Bishop of the Northern Central Diocese of the Philippines
ChurchEpiscopal Church in the Philippines
Orders
Ordination29 July 1981
Consecration25 March 1992
by Artemio Zabala
Personal details
Born (1956-07-29) 29 July 1956 (age 62)

Joel Atiwag Pachao (born 29 July 1956) is a Filipino Episcopalian bishop. He is married to Precilla, with two adult children. He was elected Prime Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines on 16 May 2017.

Ecclesiastical career[edit]

Pachao graduated from St. Andrew's Theological Seminary in Quezon City, in 1979. He was ordained an Episcopal diacon on 24 June 1979, and a priest on 29 July 1981. He would serve in seven different locations for the following decade. He was elected Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Central Philippines on 9 January 1992 and was consecrated at the Pro-Cathedral of the Resurrection in Baguio City on 25 March 1992.[1]

He was elected Prime Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines in a election held on 16 May 2017, at the second ballot, with other two candidates. He was enthroned later the same year at the Cathedral of St. Mary and St. John, in Quezon City, by incumbent Prime Bishop Renato Abibico.[2]

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