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 be found below. Also, the revised Walkabout schedule has been published. Please take note of the changes.

May the Light of Our Lord Shine on You this Holy Week and always,

The Transition Committee
The Rev. Michael Hackett, Clergy co-Chair
Philip James, Lay co-Chair

Bishop Candidate Videos

The two candidates for the 12th Bishop of Louisiana were asked to introduce themselves in a video so that we may learn more about them and their vision for our diocese. Click on the links below to view the videos.

The election will be held on May 14, 2022. Find out more about the search and election of the 12th Bishop of Louisiana here:

The Rev. Frederick DuMontier Devall IV
Rector, St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, Metairie

View the Video | View Resume

The Rev. Canon Shannon Rogers Duckworth
Canon to the Ordinary, Diocese of Louisiana

View the Video | View Resume

Revised Walkabouts Schedule and Questions for the Candidates

Walkabouts are a time for the candidates for bishop to learn about the diocese, and for the people of the diocese to learn more about the candidates. Two listening sessions are scheduled on April 25 and 27. These sessions will be recorded and available for viewing following the Walkabouts.

Questions for the candidates must be submitted through the survey linked below. You may be contacted beforehand to read your question in person at one of the Q&A sessions. The deadline to submit questions is Monday, April 18 at 10 AM.

Revised Walkabouts Schedule *

MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2022
Episcopal School of Baton Rouge
3200 Woodland Ridge Blvd, Baton Rouge
5:00 pm – Registration
5:30 pm – Introduction of Candidates & Welcome
6:00 pm – Listening Sessions Begin

St. Martin’s School, Metairie
225 Green Acres Rd, Metairie, LA
5:00 pm – Registration
5:30 pm – Introduction of Candidates & Welcome
6:00 pm – Listening Sessions Begin

*Please note: The April 26 social gathering at Christwood has been canceled.

More information about the search for the 12th Bishop of Louisiana and the candidates can be found here:

If you have any questions, please contact the Transition Committee at