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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 Diocesan Profile articulates who we are as a diocese and where God is calling us to go. Download the Diocesan Profile

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Completed nomination packets should be emailed to  nominations@edola.org or mailed to Jay Albert, dcn., 335 Carr Drive, Slidell, LA 70458, for arrival no later than Friday, December 31, 2021.

The Reverend Jay Albert & Ms. Carolyn Douglas
Search Committee

Application and Nomination Process

Download the Fillable Nomination Forms

Nomination Qualifications

Any priest or bishop in good standing of the Episcopal Church who

  • has obtained the age of 30 years
  • has been ordained a minimum of seven (7) years
  • If recovering from an addiction will have had ten (10) years of continuous sobriety and will be actively working a program of recovery
  • No candidate will be excluded because of sex, race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or disabilities.

Nomination Requirements

Each nomination must be made by one (1) canonically resident clergy, one (1) lay person, both resident in the Diocese of Louisiana and one (1) bishop. Other communicants in good standing or members of the Search Committee may not nominate or second. Any clergy member of the Search Committee who is nominated will resign from the committee and its subcommittees.

How to Make a Nomination

The Co-Chairs of the Search Committee will receive nominations from Monday, November 8 through Friday, December 31, 2021. Each person proposed for nomination must give his/her written consent in order to participate in the election process and give permission for a background check to be made by the Oxford Document Management Company. Copies of the official nomination form will be available online on November 8 or from the Co-Chairs. Nominations from the floor are not allowed. Completed nomination packets should be emailed to nominations@edola.org or mailed to Jay Albert, dcn., 335 Carr Drive, Slidell, LA 70458, for arrival no later than Friday, December 31, 2021.


The committee will continue its confidential work by reviewing the applications, subsequent questionnaires, interviewing, holding a group retreat and selecting a final slate to present to the Standing Committee.