Three nominees added to New Jersey bishop election slate

Posted Mar 16, 2013

[Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey has announced March 16 that it had added three names to the slate of six nominees to stand for election as the diocese’s 12th bishop.

The three priests, all from the diocese, nominated through an independent nomination process that began with the Jan. 28 announcement of the original slate. That process ended Feb. 27.

The additional nominees are:

They join the previously announced nominees:

Detailed information about the all nominees is available here.

Short video presentations by the nominees on topics that they have chosen, along with a brief personal introduction, will be made available for viewing on YouTube no later than April 12.

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.