Updates from the Call / Transition Committee
On January 26th, 2015, the Search Committee will present to the Standing Committee their list of names for consideration as candidates for the call as Bishop Diocesan. After prayerful consideration, the Standing Committee will present their choice to the Call/Transition Committee. After a time of reflection and prayer, the Call/Transition Committee will announce publicly the slate of candidates.
The slate of names will be listed on the Diocesan website and probably through local media outlets. Please visit the diocesan website on or after 27th January to see the list of candidates and a little information about them.
The candidates will be in the Diocese from Wednesday February 17th until Saturday February 20th (with snow dates exactly a week later). There will be four meetings at which convention delegates and any one from the Diocese will be able to hear from these candidates. We encourage congregations to send their youth to participate.
Please ensure that you and the other people from your parish and deanery who are responsible for issuing a call to our new bishop attend one of these meetings. Put the meeting you will attend in your schedule today.
The meetings will be as follows:
Who gets to vote on March 12th?
If you were a lay delegate to the 2015 Diocesan Convention, you are a delegate to the Call Convention in March, unless your parish elects a new delegate prior to the call convention.
A word of encouragement
We’re very excited about the opportunity that we are given as a Diocese to call a new bishop. Can we encourage you to engage prayerfully and thoughtfully in this process of discernment? Some quick thoughts in that process:
profile, so that you know what you are calling someone to, and so you can wisely and
prayerfully discern which candidate best fits our needs.
of all to the Spirit’s voice in our prayer as we seek to discern God’s will for us. With prayers for our whole diocese at this exciting point in our common life,
The Call / Transition Committee