The Rev. James Russell Kendrick of Birmingham has been elected fourth Bishop of the Central Gulf Coast.
Committee addresses concerns that election training “could somehow lead to a contested or invalid election.”
Deputies President Gay Jennings: “the credibility of the process by which we elect bishops is in question.”
“I intend to fulfill this great trust, privilege, and responsibility [as Bishop of Virginia] for many years to come.”
The Diocese of the Dominican Republic will receive nominations until Christmas in its search for a bishop coadjutor.
Standing committee nominates priests from Connecticut, Minnesota, and Wisconsin in search for bishop.
Bishop J. Jon Bruno has asked for the election of his eventual successor.
The Diocese of Central Gulf Coast will choose among nominees from Alabama, Florida, Missouri, and Texas.
The Rev. Canon Martin W. Zlatic of Boynton Beach is a nominee by petition in the Diocese of Southeast Florida.
The Diocese of West Texas has elected David Reed, suffragan bishop since 2006, as bishop coadjutor.