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Local Episcopal minister promoted to bishop in Africa

Brad Williams



Father Patrick Augustine presides over a service at Christ Episcopal Church in July of 2018

A well-known La Crosse clergyman has a new assignment…in Africa. 

Father Patrick Augustine of the Christ Episcopal Church in La Crosse will become bishop of an Episcopal church in Bor, Sudan, beginning in early June. 

As part of his mission, Augustine reportedly will minister to South Sudanese natives who are living in North America, according to the Episcopal Diocese of Eau Claire. 

Augustine was born in Pakistan, and has served in La Crosse for nearly 20 years. 

The appointment was announced by Episcopal Bishop Michael Curry late last week.          

Augustine hosted Curry at the La Crosse church last June.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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