In June 2107, Bishop Bill Murdoch announced his retirement and confirmed that he would call for the election of a new bishop in an 18-month process. That work is now well under way. Congregations and clergy have received a copy of the Standing Committee’s letter regarding this announcement, a set of Frequently Asked Questions, and information on changes to the ADNE Canons regarding our episcopal election process. These documents can be found below, along with a general calendar outlining important dates.
We are currently nominating potential members for the Committee on Nominations for Bishop (CNB), who will take the lead in writing the diocesan profiles, vetting all names that are received by our congregations, interviewing candidates, and forming a final list of nominees for an election at Synod 2018. All nominees must sign the nomination form, along with their parish vestry, which will then send the form to the ADNE Standing Committee. These nominations must be submitted by October 15. The nomination form can also be found below.
|Submission of all Nominees for the Committee on Nominations for Bishop (CNB)||19-Oct-2017|
|Final Slate of Nominees for CNB Chosen||1-Nov-2017|
|Election of CNB members (Synod 2017)||18-Nov-2017|
|Diocesan Day of Prayer||16-Dec-2017|
|Diocesan Day of Prayer||24-Feb-2018|
|Submission of Nominees for Bishop to CNB||15-Jun-2018|
|Diocesan Day of Prayer||26-May-2018|
|Final slate of candidates for Bishop from the CNB||15-Aug-2018|
|Diocesan “Walk Around”||Oct 4-6, 2018|
|Diocesan Day of Prayer||22-Sep-2018|
|Episcopal Election (Synod 2018)||17-Nov-2018|
|College of Bishops Ratify candidate||9-Jan-2019|
|ADNE Episcopal Consecration (To be confirmed)||March 16 or 23 2019|
The Nominees for the Committee on Nominations for Bishop (CNB) have been selected! Read their profiles here as we head towards Synod 2017 to elect the final roster for the CNB.
- ADNE Election Process: Frequently Asked Questions
- ADNE Standing Committee Letter to Congregations
- Canon for the Election of a Bishop
This page will continue to be updated as the process moves forward and more information is released.