The ADNE Episcopal Election

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 at the bottom of this page, along with a general calendar outlining important dates.

During Synod 2017, we elected the members of 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 episcopal election at Synod 2018. Check out the elected members below.

The Committee on Nominations for Bishop (CNB) Roster


 Important Dates

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
Final Deadline for Vestry Submission of Suggested Nominees to CNB 28-Feb-2018
Diocesan Day of Prayer 26-May-2018
Final slate of candidates for Bishop from the CNB 31-May-2018
Diocesan Day of Prayer 22-Sep-2018
Diocesan “Walk Around” Oct 4-6, 2018
Episcopal Election (Synod 2018) 17-Nov-2018
College of Bishops Ratify candidate 9-Jan-2019
ADNE Episcopal Consecration 16-March-2019

Important Documents

This page will continue to be updated as the process moves forward and more information is released.