Teaching bishops to be bishops

College for Bishops faces time of change and questions

[Episcopal News Service] How do you learn to be a bishop? For most of the Episcopal Church’s life, new bishops learned on the job with little or no outside help. It’s only in the last 24 years that the church has had a formal process for such learning. That process, run by the College for […]

Nominations accepted for Diocese of Haiti bishop coadjutor

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Nominations are being accepted for candidates for the position of bishop coadjutor for the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti. The Diocese of Haiti Profile is available in English here and in French here. The open nomination process for the Bishop Coadjutor of Haiti continues through June 29. Please note: Candidates must […]

Diocese of West Texas notified of successful canonical consent process

Bishop Suffragan-Elect Brooke-Davidson ordination and consecration on July 29

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry and Registrar of General Convention, the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, have notified the Diocese of West Texas that Bishop Suffragan-Elect Jennifer Brooke-Davidson has received the required majority of consents in the canonical consent process. The Rev. Jennifer Brooke-Davidson was elected […]

Diocese of North Carolina notified of successful canonical consent process

Bishop-Elect Samuel Rodman ordination and consecration is set for July 15

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry and Registrar of General Convention, the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, have notified the Diocese of North Carolina that Bishop-Elect Samuel Rodman has received the required majority of consents in the canonical consent process. The Rev. Samuel Rodman was […]

Diocese of Delaware announces bishop slate

[Episcopal News Service] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware has announced a slate of five nominees to stand for election as the 11th bishop of the diocese. The four nominees are: The Rt. Rev. Laura J. Ahrens, bishop suffragan, Diocese of Connecticut; The Very Rev. Michael Battle, Herbert Thompson Professorial Chair of Church […]

Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows becomes 11th bishop of Indianapolis, first black woman to lead Episcopal diocese

[Diocese of Indianapolis] The Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows was ordained and consecrated the eleventh bishop of Indianapolis April 29, making her the first black woman to lead a diocese in the history of the Episcopal Church and the first woman to succeed another woman as diocesan bishop. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry led the service as chief […]

Diocese of East Tennessee announces bishop slate

[Diocese of East Tennessee] The Standing Committee of the Diocese of East Tennessee April 28 announced a slate of five nominees who will stand for election as the fifth bishop of the Episcopal Church in East Tennessee. The nominees are: The Rev. Brian Cole – Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Lexington, Kentucky The Rev. […]

Episcopal Church ready to make history with Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows

Chicago priest is set to become first black female diocesan bishop

[Episcopal News Service] Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows first tried to read the Bible when she was 8 years old. “I thought that is what I should do because I wanted to go to church so bad and nobody was taking me, so I thought I’ll read the Bible,” she said. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows Soon to be 11th bishop, […]

Bishop Todd Ousley named bishop for Office of Pastoral Development

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry has named Bishop Todd Ousley of Eastern Michigan as bishop for the Office of Pastoral Development, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff. “Bishop Ousley is an experienced bishop with a depth of pastoral and leadership skills,” Curry said. “I […]

RIP: Fifth Bishop of Los Angeles Frederick Houk Borsch

[Episcopal News Service] The Rt. Rev. Frederick Houk Borsch died early April 11 from complications of myelodysplastic syndrome, a form of leukemia. He was 81 years old. Borsch died in his sleep at his Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, home, according to a post on the Diocese of Los Angeles’ Facebook page. He served as the fifth bishop […]