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

The online survey closed on September 19, 2021. 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. The information collected was interpreted by a third party. All survey responses were completely anonymous.

August 23 - October 3, 2021


Listening Sessions

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. 

More information about the Listening Session can be found here.

Fall 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


Slate Announced

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



Watch videos of the candidates answering questions submitted from around the diocese.

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

October 28 at 6 p.m.


Celebration of the Thompsons & Farewell Events

A Farewell Celebration for the Rt. Rev. Morris and Mrs. Rebecca Thompson will be held on Friday, October 28 at Episcopal School of Baton Rouge. 

Click here to learn more and to RSVP.

November 19, 2022


Consecration of the 12th Bishop of Louisiana

The Ordination & Consecration of the Rev. Canon Shannon Rogers Duckworth as the 12th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana will be Saturday, November 19 at Christ Church Cathedral, New Orleans.

Click here to see the full weekend schedule of events and to RSVP.

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