Monday, January 18, 2010

And the nominees are....

The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande is pleased to announce five nominees for the 9th Bishop of the Diocese.

In alphabetical order the nominees are:

The Reverend Ellis Tucker Bowerfind, Rector
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Alexandria, Virginia

The Reverend James R. Harlan, Rector
Church of the Ascension, Denver, Colorado

The Reverend Jedediah D. Holdorph II, Rector
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Medford, Oregon

The Reverend John S. Nieman, Rector
Holy Trinity Parish, Clemson, South Carolina

The Reverend Dr. Michael Louis Vono, Rector
St. Paul’s Within the Walls, Rome, Italy

I have glanced quickly at their shorter bios and will be offline for a while. I invite anyone who knows these gentlemen or knows of them to share any information that may be helpful to the discernment process. As one canonically resident in the Diocese of California, I may not vote in the episcopal election here but our collective future will be shaped by it.

May we listen to the Spirit and be guided to a good and godly bishop.

--the BB


Grandmère Mimi said...

Amen to the prayer for guidance of the Spirit in the election for a bishop in the Diocese of Rio Grande.

Paul said...

Thanks, Mimi. You have been a great prayer warrior for episcopal elections.

susankay said...

Prayers -- since we are likely to return to Dio Rio Grande. Miracles happen,