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Joint Nominating Committee announces timeline

March 6, 2014
The Public Affairs Office

The Episcopal Church Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB) has issued information on its timeline for nominations for the next Presiding Bishop.

The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB) continues its work and is pleased to share with the Church its timeline for the process for the election of the Presiding Bishop at the 78th General Convention in June 2015.    

On August 1, 2014, JNCPB will post the Profile and issue a Call for Nominations. 

Nominations will open October 1 and close October 31, 2014. 

JNCPB will announce its nominees in early May 2015. 

For two weeks after announcement of the JNCPB’s nominees, any deputy or bishop may indicate their intent to nominate other bishops at General Convention in accordance with a process that JNCPB will announce.   

The identity of the additional nominees will be available by early June. 

Presentation of the nominees will take place at a Joint Session of General Convention.

The Profile to be posted on August 1, 2014, is intended to paint a picture of the skills, qualities and gifts the Church seeks in its next Presiding Bishop in light of what the Church may look like in the next decade, to assist bishops, deputies and prospective nominees in discerning which bishops may be called to the ministry of Presiding Bishop and to assist JNCPB in discerning potential candidates. To assist in that process, last year the JNCPB crafted and circulated a church-wide survey. The synthesis of the more than 5,200 responses will help it develop the Profile.

JNCPB will provide further information on how members of the Church can submit names of bishops as potential nominees for consideration by JNCPB in the fall and on the process for bishops and deputies to nominate additional candidates in the spring in advance of the deadlines. 

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 Rev. Gay Jennings. The General Convention Deputies and bishops serve a three-year term to conclude at the close of General Convention 2015 in Salt Lake City.


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Nancy Cox Davidge
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