Convocation of Anglicans in North America
CANA is a missionary jurisdiction of the Church of
Nigeria and the Anglican Church in North America
Bishop Julian Dobbs, his wife Brenda, and their
three children are natives of New Zealand and have
resided in Virginia since 2006. He was ordained in
1991 and went on to plant three congregations and
served as the rector of the fastest growing
congregation in New Zealand. Amongst his public
outreach ministries in that country, he hosted a
weekly 60-minute television program.
As Bishop of the Missionary Diocese of CANA
East, Bishop Dobbs leads clergy and
congregations primarily in the eastern United
States. He is passionate about the saving power of
the Gospel of Jesus Christ and is committed to
empowering congregations, supporting clergy,
transforming injustice, inspiring local and global
mission, and planting churches.
The Rt. Rev'd David J. Bena, Suffragan Bishop of
Albany, joined the Convocation of Anglicans in
North America in March 2007. Bishop Bena, who
retired from his post in Albany, served as CANA's
Suffragan Bishop, assisting CANA's Missionary
Bishop Martyn Minns with leading the growing
number of CANA congregations and clergy until
his retirement in 2001. Forever a servant, he came
out of retirement to serve as interim rector of St.
Margaret's Anglican Church in Woodbridge,
Virginia. He currently assists Bishop Dobbs in the
Missionary Diocese of CANA.