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Canon David Tumilty, who served as Bishop Jon Bruno’s chief of staff and executive for operations for more than 16 years, will retire in 2018, according to a notice from the bishop’s office.

Tumilty will assist Bishop John H. Taylor, Bishop Suffragan Diane Jardine Bruce and Canon to the Ordinary Melissa McCarthy during the first months of Taylor’s administration, which began Dec. 1 at Diocesan Convention. Tumilty will conclude that work at the end of February 2018, then will take some sabbatical time.

In addition to his work leading the diocesan staff, Tumilty was involved in the diocese’s business, property and legal dealings, and assisted local parishes and missions on many projects. In his staff capacity he sat on the Corporation of the Diocese, Diocesan Council, the Disciplinary Board, Standing Committee, the Diocesan Investment Trust, and many other program groups and organizations with administrative support and guidance on behalf of the bishop’s office.

In 2004 Bruno named Tumilty an honorary canon of the Cathedral Center of St. Paul; in 2017 Bruno awarded him the Order of Angels, an honor for those who have made extraordinary contributions to the diocese.

Bishop Bruno’s letter announcing Tumilty’s retirement is here.