A Prayer for the Selection of Our Next Bishop

Heavenly Father, you oversee all that we say and do. Guide the people of the Diocese of Louisiana in the selection of our next bishop, that we may be led by your Holy Spirit. Direct us toward the person you desire to fill this role. Lead us to a person of integrity, a person of prayer, and a person of faith, who is capable of carrying out your wishes for our future. Above all, may our new leader be one who is willing to receive your unconditional love, and pass it on to those near and far. We pray this in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. AMEN. 

Latest Announcements

Videos From the Walkabout Sessions Are Now Available

April 29, 2022 Dear Faithful People of the Diocese, The videos from the two Q&A sessions from the Walkabout are now available for viewing. Please click the link below.The election for the 12th Bishop of Louisiana will be held on May 14, 2022. Find out more about...

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Candidate Videos and Revised Walkabout Schedule

Dear Faithful People of the Diocese, Blessings to you as we make our way through Holy Week and enter the joy of celebrating the Resurrection. We are pleased to share with you videos submitted by the two candidates for the 12th Bishop of Louisiana. More information can...

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Announcement Following the Conclusion of the Petition Process

Dear Faithful People of the Diocese of Louisiana, Our Petition Process concluded on Friday, April 8, and no additional applications for bishop were received. The Standing Committee is therefore pleased to announce that our slate for bishop is complete and includes the...

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Call to the Special Meeting of Convention to Elect a Bishop

Dear Clergy and Lay Delegates, You are being called to gather on May 14 at Christ Church Cathedral for the purpose of electing the next bishop of the Diocese of Louisiana. This is the final step in the diocesan-wide discernment process that has occurred over the last...

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History of the Bishops in Our Diocese

Our diocese traces its roots to 1803 when 45 Protestants voted to form a new congregation (what is now Christ Church Cathedral) and the vast majority of parishioners voted Episcopal over Presbyterian and Methodist. It would take until 1838 for the Diocese of Louisiana...

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From the Transition Committee

Hello from your Transition Committee! We are one of the three bodies tasked with finding, electing and installing the XII Bishop of the Diocese of Louisiana. The Search and Nominating Committee will wrap up their work at the end of March by presenting their nominees...

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Timeline

Click here to view the complete and detailed timeline approved by the Standing Committee.

April 29, 2021

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Applications Open for Search and Transition Committees

The application process is now closed and the membership for the Search and Transition Committees has been announced.

May 22, 2021

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Standing Committee Selects Members of the Search and Transition Committees

The Standing Committee has announced the membership of the Search and Transition Committees. Read the announcement here.

August 19 - September 2

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Listening Sessions

The Listening Sessions have closed. Thank you to everyone who participated.

The Search & Nominating Committee for the next Bishop of Louisiana wants to hear from you! Our diocesan profile needs to articulate who we are as a diocese and where God is calling us to go. We will share this profile with the wider Church and prospective bishop candidates. Your input is an important part of assembling the profile.

August 22 - September 19

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Bishop Search Survey

The survey closed on September 19, 2021. Thank you to all those who participated. Your voice was valuable in helping us shape how we as a diocese describe who we are and the church we are called to be in our world today and more importantly tomorrow. All survey responses are completely anonymous.

Fall 2021

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Development of Diocesan Profile

Search Committee gathers information that will inform the Diocesan Profile. Accomplished through polling and listening events and other means as needed.

November 4-5, 2021

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184th Annual Convention / Diocesan Profile Presented to Convention

The Search Committee presented the Diocesan Profile to Convention.

Week of November 7, 2021

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Diocesan Profile Published / Applications Open

Diocesan Profile was published on November 8, The Search Committee began accepting names.  More information here.

Update: The nomination period closed on December 31.

December 31, 2021

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Search Closed on December 31

The search has closed and no more names will be accepted for consideration.

April 1, 2022

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Slate Announced

Standing Committee announced slate. The Petition Process opened on April 1 and closed on April 8.

April 25-30, 2022

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Walkabouts

Opportunity to meet and greet the candidates. Click here for more information.

1st Walkabout Session
Monday, April 25, 2022
Episcopal School of Baton Rouge

2nd Walkabout Session
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
St. Martin’s Episcopal School, Metairie

 

 

May 14, 2022

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Election of the 12th Bishop of Louisiana

More information about the Electing Convention at Christ Church Cathedral to be announced.

The 120-day Consent Process begins following the election.

TBA

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Celebration of the Thompsons & Farewell Events

More information to be announced.

Tentative: November 19, 2022

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Consecration of the 12th Bishop of Louisiana

More information to be announced.

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