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

Diocesan Profile Published, Now Accepting Nominations

Download the full Diocesan Profile Welcome Letter Who We Are The Bishop We Seek Nomination Forms The Bishop Search Committee is pleased to announce the Diocesan Profile has been published and requests nominations for the election of the 12th bishop of Louisiana. The...

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Listening Session Revised Schedule

Dear Brothers and Sisters of our Diocese, The Bishop Search Committee wants input from everyone in the diocese. Our online survey will only be available until September 19. We urge each of you to take the survey and make your opinions known. The survey is available at...

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Update on Listening Sessions

Dear Brothers and Sisters of our Diocese, Because of Hurricane Ida, the Search Committee has canceled this Saturday's Listening Session and has also, for the immediate future, placed all in-person Listening Sessions on hold. Yours in Christ,The Rev. Rob Courtney and...

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Revised Listening Session Schedule

Based on the possibility of a hurricane landfall, the Bishop Search Committee, out of an abundance of caution, has revised the schedule of the remaining Listening Sessions. The new schedule is as follows: MandevilleSt Michael's - September 1, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm...

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Upcoming Survey and Listening Group Sessions

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...

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Bishop Search Committee July Update

The Search Committee (seven clergy and eight laity) began its work with an organizational meeting on July 10. Our search consultant, Rev. Dr. Diane Vie, reviewed the overall search process. We spent time talking about how the role of the bishop is not a job but rather...

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Bishop Thompson Announces Retirement in November 2022

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Sisters and Brothers, I write to you in the 11th year of my consecration to the Bishop of the Diocese of Louisiana to inform you of my intention to retire in November 2022.  You may wonder why I am stating this so far in...

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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 will present the Diocesan Profile to Convention.

Week of November 7, 2021

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Diocesan Profile Published / Applications Open

Diocesan Profile published and advertised. The Search Committee will begin accepting names. 

December 31, 2021

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Search Closes

Search closes and no more names are accepted for consideration.

April 1, 2022

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Slate Announced

Standing Committee announces slate and opens one week Petition Process.

April 25-30, 2022

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Walkabouts

Opportunity to meet and greet the candidates. More information to be announced.

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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