For the past fourteen years it has been a great privilege to serve as the bishop of this diocese. Now, after considerable prayer and conversation with family, friends, and close colleagues, I am writing to inform you of my decision to retire and to call for the election of a new diocesan bishop.
As you may know, the process for the search and election of a new bishop requires some time and the involvement of many from across a diocese. While it is the Standing Committee’s responsibility to determine that timeline, it is my hope that we will hold an episcopal election at next October’s Annual Convention, and that the bishop-elect will begin work in early Spring of 2019. READ MORE