At the end of October, I attended a meeting of the Joint Nomination Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB). It is an honor to be serving with this team of 5 bishops (including me) and 15 lay and clergy representatives of the Episcopal Church. Our task is to listen to the Episcopal Church and prepare a profile that articulates what the Episcopal Church is looking for in the next Presiding Bishop. Our work will also include designing and coordinating a process to receive and screen nominations for the election of the next Presiding Bishop at the 2024 General Convention.
There is a survey available for individuals to provide input into the character and gifts best suited for the next Presiding Bishop.
You can find the survey here: Survey
If you are unable to access the online survey but would like to share your thoughts on the next Presiding Bishop, please feel free to write me a note and send it to my office (1205 Denali Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701) or you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In other news:
It was a blessing to join our Episcopal family in Juneau (both Holy Trinity and St. Brendan’s) to celebrate the life and witness of Mark Boesser. Mark understood that every funeral service, every burial, is an Easter Celebration. Our hope is in the Risen Lord, and our proclamation and joy is in the Risen and Eternal life that is ours in Christ through faith. Mark loved to tell the story of the shortest Easter Sermon ever preached. It was one word: Victory!
I am looking forward to visiting All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Anchorage This Sunday, November 6. All Saints’ Day is observed on November 1, however, it is the only Principal Feast of the Church year that may be celebrated twice and observed on the Sunday following November 1. This year, Sunday, November 6.
Other Visitations coming up:
- Wednesday, November 9 @ Holy Spirit Eagle River for Veteran’s Day.
- Sunday, November 13 @ St. David’s, Wasilla.
- Sunday, November 20 @ Holy Trinity, Juneau
- Sunday, December 11 @ St. John’s, Ketchikan
- Sunday, December 18 @ Good Shepherd, Venetie
- Christmas Eve @ St. Matthew’s, Fairbanks