Bishop Search Process

In September 2017, Bishop Barry Beisner announced his intention to retire to the diocese. Following his announcement, the Standing Committee elected the Bishop Search Committee, which is responsible for all search process information. The Office of the Bishop has no part in the search for the new bishop. All information on this page is provided by the Bishop Search Committee. 

Please note that the Bishop Search listening events are coming up. See the link below for dates.

Listening Events and Parish Forums

Meet the Bishop Search Committee

Bishop Election Timeline (available as a PDF here)

Frequently Asked Questions 

February 2018 Update

January 2018 Update


We give thanks for the leadership of our Bishop, and pray for the election of a new bishop for our diocese: 

Almighty God, giver of every good gift:
Look graciously on your Church, and so guide
the minds of those who shall choose
a bishop for this Diocese,
that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care
for your people and equip us for our ministries;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
- BCP, page 818    

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