Nevada names three-person bishop nominee slate

Posted Aug 30, 2018

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Diocese of Nevada has announced a slate of nominees for election as the 11th bishop of Nevada.

They are:

  • The Rev. Lance Ousley, canon for stewardship and development, Diocese of Olympia, Washington, and priest-in-charge and head of school, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Kirkland, Washington;
  • The Rev. Tara K. Soughers, interim priest, The Church of Our Savior, Somerset, Massachusetts;
  • The Rev. Kirk A. Woodliff, rector, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Sparks, Nevada.

More information on the nominees is here.

Nominations by petition can be made until is 5 p.m. Sept. 7. Information is here.

The 11th bishop will succeed Bishop Dan Edwards who was elected Oct. 12, 2007. He succeeded Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, who had been elected as the 26th presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church June 18, 2006.

The election is set for Dec. 1. After receiving the canonically consent of the majority the church’s diocesan standing committees and bishops with jurisdiction, the new bishop will be ordained and consecrated March 11, 2019.