Texas bathroom bill’s defeat means 2018 General Convention stays in Austin

Curry, Jennings say church supports opposition to state’s anti-immigrant bill

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings expressed thanks Aug. 16 for the defeat of a “bathroom bill” in Texas and said General Convention will convene in 2018 in Austin as planned. “We give thanks for all of the Texan Episcopalians, elected officials, business leaders, […]

La derrota de la ‘ley del baño’ de Texas significa que la Convención General de 2018 se queda en Austin

Curry y Jennings dicen que la Iglesia apoya la oposición al proyecto de ley antiinmigrante del estado

[Episcopal News Service] El obispo primado Michael Curry y la presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, Rda. Gay Clark Jennings, expresaron su gratitud el 16 de agosto por la derrota de una “ley del baño” en Texas y dijeron que la Convención General se reunirá en 2018 en Austin tal como se había planeado. “Damos gracias […]

Bethlehem accepting nominations for bishop

[Diocese of Bethlehem] The search committee for the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Bethlehem is now accepting nominations.  Information about the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem and the process for nominations can be found here. The person elected will succeed the Rt. Rev. Sean Rowe, who was elected provisional bishop in 2014. Rowe is also bishop […]

Jennifer Brooke-Davidson consecrated bishop suffragan of the Diocese of West Texas

[Episcopal Diocese of West Texas] The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Brooke-Davidson was ordained and consecrated the sixth bishop suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas on July 29 in a festive service at Christ Episcopal Church in San Antonio, Texas. She is the first woman to be ordained a bishop in the diocese. Presiding Bishop […]

Brian Cole elected fifth bishop of East Tennessee

[Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee] The Rev. Brian Cole was elected the fifth bishop of the Diocese of East Tennessee on the fifth ballot July 28 by delegates gathered for the electing session of the 33rd Annual Convention of the diocese at St. John’s Cathedral in Knoxville. Cole, 49, has served as rector of the […]

Sam Rodman ordained, consecrated bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina

[Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina] It was joyful in Durham, North Carolina, on July 15, when the Rt. Rev. Samuel Rodman was ordained and consecrated as the XII Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. Rodman was elected on March 4, marking the culmination of a search that began after former bishop Michael Curry […]

Delaware’s Episcopalians elect Kevin Brown as 11th bishop

[Episcopal Diocese of Delaware] Delaware’s Episcopalians on July 15 elected the Rev. Kevin S. Brown of Charlotte, North Carolina, as their 11th diocesan bishop. Pending the canonically required consent of a majority of the Episcopal Church’s diocesan standing committees and bishops with jurisdiction, Brown, currently rector of the Church of the Holy Comforter in Charlotte, […]

John Taylor consecrated bishop coadjutor of Los Angeles in ‘grand fiesta’ of unity, diversity

[Episcopal News Service – Los Angeles, California] The Rt. Rev. John Harvey Taylor was ordained and consecrated bishop coadjutor of the Diocese of Los Angeles on July 8 in a “grand fiesta” of celebration highlighting the diocese’s rich cultural diversity and its focus on mission. Korean drummers, Chinese dancers and a mariachi band led processions of […]

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 […]

Q&A: Bishop F. Clayton Matthews on helping shape the House of Bishops

Retiring head of Office for Pastoral Development says, ‘there’s greater respect for context in which bishops work’

[Episcopal News Service] When Bishop F. Clayton “Clay” Matthews retires from the Episcopal Church’s Office of Pastoral Development on June 30, he will leave having made an indelible mark on the House of Bishops. Matthews began that work in 1998. During that time, he refined and reshaped many of the office’s ministries. The office supports the […]