Diocese of Georgia announces five-person slate of candidates for bishop

Posted Sep 4, 2019

[Diocese of Georgia] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia is pleased to announce a slate of candidates who will stand for election as the 11th bishop of Georgia at the 198th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia on Nov. 14-16.

The Bishop Search Committee, after careful and prayerful discernment, recommended these candidates to the Standing Committee, who have formally approved the slate. The candidates, in alphabetical order by last name, are:

  • The Rev. Rob Brown, rector, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Spartanburg, South Carolina.
  • The Rev. Lonnie Lacy, rector, St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, Tifton, Georgia.
  • The Rev. Canon Frank Logue, canon to the ordinary, Episcopal Diocese of Georgia, Savannah
  • The Ven. Jennifer McKenzie, Archdeacon of Wigan and West Lancashire, Diocese of Liverpool, Church of England
  • The Rev. Canon John Thompson-Quartey, canon for mission development and congregational vitality, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Diocese of Georgia bishop slate“We are excited to put forward a slate of candidates whom we believe possess a firm spiritual foundation along with a variety of gifts and abilities to be considered for the 11th bishop of Georgia,” said the Rev. Al Crumpton, president of the Standing Committee.

The Standing Committee also announced the opening of the petition process on Sept. 1, by which nominees may be added to the slate. The petition process closes at 5 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 11.

Members of the Diocese of Georgia will have the opportunity to meet the candidates in person at a walkabout to five locations across the diocese from Oct. 22-25 before the November election at Diocesan Convention.

Information about the walkabout throughout the Diocese of Georgia, the candidates — including CVs, brief bios, answers to a series of questions posed to them by the Search Committee, and an introductory video produced by each candidate — can be found on the search website.