New Jersey diocese announces 6 nominees for bishop

[Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey has announced a slate of six nominees to stand for election as the diocese’s 12th bishop.

The nominees are:

Detailed information about the six nominees is available here.

A petition process for submitting additional candidates will run until Feb. 27. The petition form is available here.

The nominees will participate in a visit to the diocese April 22-24, during which time they will meet with clergy and lay people of the diocese.

The bishop election will take place on May 4 and the ordination is scheduled for Nov. 2.

The 12th bishop will succeed the Rt. Rev. George Edward Councell who has served as the diocese’s 11th bishop since 2003.


  1. Brandon K. Jones says:

    I commend all of the clergy and laity on the search committee for their valiant efforts on bringing our diocese 6 incredible men and women of God. I pray that during this time God continues to search our hearts and help us elect a bishop that will continue to heal our diocese and press onward!

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