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 […]

Diocese of Los Angeles notified of successful canonical consent process

Bisho Coadjutor-Elect John Taylor ordination and consecration on July 8

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry and Registrar of General Convention, the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, have notified the Diocese of Los Angeles that Bishop-Elect John Harvey Taylor has received the required majority of consents in the canonical consent process.  The Rev. Canon Taylor was elected bishop coadjutor […]

Disciplinary hearing for Los Angeles’ Bruno concludes without decision

Hearing Panel’s conclusion will not come until sometime after Easter

[Episcopal News Service – Pasadena, California] Three days of testimony in the ecclesiastical disciplinary hearing for Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno ended here March 30 without a resolution. Church Attorney Raymond “Jerry” Coughlan, appointed to represent the Episcopal Church, and Diocese of Los Angeles Chancellor Richard Zevnik did not make oral closing […]