The Episcopal Church Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB) has released the following statement:
Submission Period ends for Bishops Discerning Election as the 27th Presiding Bishop
The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB) has announced that the "Submission Period" for Bishops discerning a call to the ministry of the Presiding Bishop has concluded. Bishops were able to submit initial information and materials to the JNCPB between October 1 and October 31. The JNCPB will continue their work of discernment as they seek to present a minimum of three nominees to the Church for election as the 27th Presiding Bishop.
The JNCPB invites the prayers of all the church during this time of submission and discernment as we seek to elect the 27th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church.
The JNCPB is comprised of a lay member, a priest or deacon, and a bishop elected from each of the nine provinces of the Episcopal Church, plus two youth representatives, appointed by the President of the House of Deputies. The General Convention Deputies and bishops serve a three-year term to conclude at the close of General Convention 2015 in Salt Lake City, UT (Diocese of Utah). For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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