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


We had initially scheduled six in-person listening sessions around the diocese. Only two sessions were held prior to Hurricane Ida and the turnout was much lower than we had hoped. In the aftermath of Ida, the committee has determined that it is not feasible to hold further in-person sessions. Instead, we are offering three online Zoom (online) sessions. Within the sessions, the moderators will move participants into small breakout groups for discussions. If you do not have computer access, you can dial in and participate by phone.

The Zoom sessions are scheduled for:

Tuesday, September 28th at 6:00 PM
Thursday, September 30th at 6:00 PM
Sunday, October 3rd at 6:00 PM

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Data from both the online survey and listening sessions are crucial in our discernment process. We need your participation.

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Yours in Christ,
The Rev. Rob Courtney and Carolyn
Co-chairs of the Bishop Search & Nominating Committee

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