Bishop Search Timeline
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, 2021 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Listening Session for the Clergy
Location: Solomon Episcopal Conference Center, Loranger
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.
At the conclusion of the clergy gathering on August 19, the Rev. Rob Courtney will host an optional 90-minute clergy listening session for participants to express their perspectives and opinions pertaining to the search for a new bishop of the Diocese of Louisiana.
August 22 - September 19
Bishop Search Survey
August 23 - October 3, 2021
The Listening Sessions have come to a close. Thank you to all who participated. Your voice helped us shape our diocesan profile and articulate who we are as a diocese and where God is calling us to go. The profile will be shared with the wider Church and prospective bishop candidates starting November 7, 2021.
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 5 and 6, 2021
184th Annual Convention / Diocesan Profile Presented to Convention
The Search Committee presented the Diocesan Profile to Convention.
Week of November 7, 2021
Applications Open (Now Closed)
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
Search Closed on December 31
The search has closed and no more names will be accepted for consideration.
April 1, 2022
Standing Committee announced the slate on April 1 and opened the one-week Petition Process (Closed on April 8)
April 8, 2022
Petition Process Closed
Our Petition Process concluded on Friday, April 8, and no additional applications for bishop were received.
April 17, 2022
April 25-April 30, 2022
1st Walkabout Listening Session
Monday, April 25, 2022
Episcopal School of Baton Rouge
2nd Walkabout Listening Session
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
St. Martin’s Episcopal School, Metairie
May 14, 2022
Election of the 12th Bishop of Louisiana
The Electing Convention was held at Christ Church Cathedral on May 14, 2022. The Rev. Canon Shannon Duckworth was elected 12th bishop of Louisiana on the first ballot. Watch her acceptance speech here.
More information about the Electing Convention at Christ Church Cathedral can be found here.
The 120-day Consent Process begins following the election.
July 7-14, 2022
General Convention of the Episcopal Church
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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