Bishop Election Timeline

Important Dates

October 14 – November 12, 2017
Open call for nominations to serve on the Search Committee
November 4, 2017
The Rt. Rev. Barry L Beisner addresses Diocesan Convention and announces his intention to retire and call for the election of a new diocesan bishop. A resulting resolution affirms the Bishop’s address.
Late November 2017
The Standing Committee names the Search Committee

Early 2018
Election of convention delegates and alternates at parish annual meetings who will also be the voting delegates at the Electing Convention in February 2019
Early 2018
Listening events around the Diocese to gather information for the Diocesan Profile:
2/10 Incarnation, Santa Rosa
2/17 St. Peter's, Red Bluff
2/24 St. Alban's, Arcata
3/10 St. John's, Roseville
Late Spring/Early Summer 2018
Search Committee posts Diocesan Profile and nominations open for an approximately 6 week period
Summer 2018
Transition Committee is named
December 2018
Search Committee announces slate of candidates
January 2019
Walkabouts of the Diocese by candidates
February 9, 2019
Special Electing Convention at Trinity Cathedral, Sacramento
June 29, 2019
The Rt. Rev. Barry L Beisner retires
June 29, 2019
Consecration of 8th Bishop of The Diocese of Northern California, location TBA

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