Diocese of North Carolina accepting names for bishop suffragan

May 11, 2012

[Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina] The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina is now accepting names in its search for a Bishop Suffragan. The Diocese will receive names through May 31, 2012. Anyone may nominate a candidate, and self-nominations are permitted. Completed application packets must be received by noon Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday, June 13, 2012.

The diocesan profile, along with nomination and application materials, is available here. The profile contains an outline of the Bishop Suffrgan’s duties, the character traits we seek, a history of the Diocese and an overview of the many outreach ministries and structures for congregational support to which the Diocese is committed.

Once the slate is announced on November 1, 2012, finalists will be invited to the Diocese for walkabouts during January 2013. The Diocese will elect its Bishop Suffragan during the 197th Annual Diocesan Convention January 25-26. The consecration will take place in Duke Chapel on June 15, 2013.

The Bishop Suffragan of North Carolina will be part of a profoundly missionary experience, will engage with emerging religious contexts and will reach out to groups that have felt disenfranchised by the Church in the past. The Diocese is excited to engage with candidates as we seek to discern who our next Bishop Suffragan will be.

For more information, visit the Bishop Suffragan website or email the Nominating Committee Co-chairs Alice Robbins at alicerobbins@earthlink.net and the Rev. Chip Edens at edensc@christchurchcharlotte.org.

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