CORRECTED: Dallas bishop calls for coadjutor election in 2025

By ENS Staff
Posted Apr 22, 2024

Editor’s note: Bishop George Sumner has not announced plans to retire as previously reported in error. 

[Episcopal News Service] Dallas Bishop George Sumner has called for the election of a coadjutor who will serve alongside him until he retires.

Bishop Sumner

Bishop George Sumner has led the Diocese of Dallas since 2015. Photo: Diocese of Dallas

The election is scheduled for May 3, 2025. The Rev. Clayton Elder, outgoing president of the Standing Committee and vicar of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Frisco, will chair the search committee.

We believe that this search process is an opportunity for us to come together – to hope and dream cooperatively about our future, to discern with honesty our own identity as a diocese, and to pray for God to send us a pastor who will continue to lead us into the future faithfully,” the Standing Committee wrote.

“Participate in this shared discernment with open hearts, hope, and joy. And in the meantime, please keep our diocese, Bishop Sumner, and all our leaders in your prayers.”

Sumner was elected the seventh bishop of the Diocese of Dallas in May 2015. He was consecrated in November 2015.