Diocese of Oklahoma names three nominees for bishop

Posted Oct 2, 2019

[Diocese of Oklahoma] The Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma is excited to announce the nominees for the sixth bishop of the Diocese of Oklahoma. Following a yearlong search and discernment process, the Search Committee announces that the nominees are the Rev. Scott Gunn, the Rev. Greg Methvin and the Rev. Poulson C. Reed.

Gunn is currently the executive director of Forward Movement, based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Methvin is currently the rector of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Frisco, Texas. And the Reed is currently the rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church and Day School in Phoenix, Arizona.

The candidates will participate in “walkabouts” Dec 6-8 to engage with diocesan clergy and community members. The election will take place on Dec. 14 at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Oklahoma City, and the bishop consecration will follow on April 18.

The Rt. Rev. Edward J. Konieczny, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma, announced in November his intention to retire on January 1, 2021. Konieczny was elected and consecrated as the fifth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma in 2007, and at the time of his retirement will be in his 15th year as bishop.

To find more information on the candidates including CVs, essays and videos, please visit the diocesan website at epiok.org/candidates and follow the diocese’s Facebook and Instagram accounts to stay up on the latest news on the bishop of Oklahoma search process.