North Carolina adds two bishop candidates by petition

January 4, 2017

[Diocese of North Carolina press release] The Standing Committee of the Diocese of North Carolina is pleased to announce the addition of two petition candidates to the slate of nominees for the 12th bishop diocesan of the diocese.

The additional nominees are:

  • The Rev. George Adamik – St. Paul’s, Cary, North Carolina
  • The Rev. Canon Michael Buerkel Hunn – The Episcopal Church, New York, New York

The petition process is allowed per Resolution 201-1 of the 200th Annual Convention, as amended by the 201st Annual Convention, and provides that following the announcement of nominees for the 12th bishop chosen by the Nominating Committee, the Standing Committee accepts nominations by petition for a two-week period.

“Two petition nominations were received,” said Joe Ferrell, president of the Standing Committee. “The Standing Committee certifies these nominees have had the same background checks as were done with respect to the nominees of the Nominating Committee and that each nominee passed the same.”

With the addition of Adamik and Hunn, the full slate of nominees for the XII Bishop Diocesan is:

  • The Rev. George Adamik – St. Paul’s, Cary, North Carolina
  • The Rev. Charles T. Dupree – Trinity Episcopal Church, Bloomington, Indiana
  • The Rev. Canon Michael Buerkel Hunn – The Episcopal Church, New York, New York
  • The Rev. Samuel S. Rodman, III – Diocese of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts

The election of the 12th bishop diocesan will take place at a special one-day Convention scheduled for Saturday, March 4, 2017 in Greensboro.

Before the election, however, every person in the Diocese of North Carolina has multiple opportunities to become acquainted with the candidates. Materials provided by the candidates will continue to be shared on the bishop search website throughout January and February, and a series of online, one-on-one “town hall” conversations will take place Jan. 19 – 31. A full week of in-person “whistle stops” and walkabout gatherings are scheduled for Feb. 13-18.

The full schedule of events is available here.