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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Dear Brothers and Sisters of our Diocese, The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Louisiana is pleased to announce that we have approved a timeline, appointed Rev. Ralph Howe to serve as Chaplain to the Committees during the search and election process, and made...
Reminder: Applications Due May 20th for Search and Transition CommitteesMay 17, 2021 Dear Brothers and Sisters of our Diocese, The Standing Committee will meet May 22 to select membership for the Search and Transition Committees. We will receive names until Thursday,...
Dear Brothers and Sisters of our Diocese, With guidance from Bishop Todd Ousley of the Presiding Bishop’s Office of Pastoral Development, we have the following information to share: Tentative Consecration Date: November 19, 2022 Episcopal Transition Consultant: we...
Click here to view the complete and detailed timeline approved by the Standing Committee.
April 29, 2021
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
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
Attention: Due to Hurricane Ida, listening sessions have been postponed. We will update the schedule as soon as possible.
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
Bishop Search Survey
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
184th Annual Convention / Diocesan Profile Presented to Convention
The Search Committee will present the Diocesan Profile to Convention.
Week of November 7, 2021
Diocesan Profile Published / Applications Open
Diocesan Profile published and advertised. The Search Committee will begin accepting names.
December 31, 2021
Search closes and no more names are accepted for consideration.
April 1, 2022
Standing Committee announces slate and opens one week Petition Process.
April 25-30, 2022
Opportunity to meet and greet the candidates. More information to be announced.
May 14, 2022
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.
Celebration of the Thompsons & Farewell Events
More information to be announced.
Tentative: November 19, 2022
Consecration of the 12th Bishop of Louisiana
More information to be announced.
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