Candidates for 7th Bishop of Lexington Announced

On behalf of the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Lexington, I am delighted to present a slate of five candidates who will stand for election for the 7th Bishop of Lexington. After months of prayerful discernment and work, the Nominating Committee of the Diocese of Lexington presented this slate to the Standing Committee on Thursday, May 17, 2012. The Standing Committee unanimously approved this slate of candidates. We express our gratitude for the careful and comprehensive work of the Nominating Committee. We have given the candidates this past weekend to inform their communities that they are in this process. This slate is now presented to you for your prayers and discernment as we pray and work to call the 7th Bishop of Lexington.

The Standing Committee will receive additional nominations by petition from May 21 until June 5. Persons nominated by petition will be subject to the same canonical requirements and background checks as candidates selected by the Search Committee. (Read more about the petition process.)

Information about the search process for the 7th Bishop of Lexington is available on the transition website. If you have a question about the process that cannot be resolved by finding an answer on the website, you may direct your questions to The Standing Committee via my email address: jmcottrell@insightbb.com.

A special Electing Convention is scheduled for August 18, 2012. On that day, ballots will be cast to select our next bishop within a celebration of the Holy Eucharist.

Faithfully,

The Rev. Dr. Janet M. Cottrell, President
Standing Committee of The Diocese of Lexington

For additional information about the candidates, click on their names or visitdiolex.org/bishop7/candidates.

Candidates for the 7th Bishop of the Diocese of Lexington
The Rev. Ronald Abrams, Rector, St. James Parish, Wilmington, NC (Diocese of East Carolina)
The Very Rev. Dr. Douglas Hahn, Rector, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Columbus, GA and Diocesan Convocation Dean (Diocese of Atlanta)
The Rt. Rev. Santosh Marray, Bishop Assisting, Diocese of East Carolina
The Rev. LaRae Rutenbar, Interim Rector, St. Peter’s, Rome, GA (Resident Diocese of Western Michigan)
The Rev. Nigel Taber-Hamilton, Rector, St. Augustine’s-in-the-Woods, Freeland, WA (Diocese of Olympia)

Although all the information about the candidates is available online, you can also download a 38-page PDF with the candidate’s complete information for printing and distribution.

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