PB Panel Ready for Names August 13, 2014 News Adapted from the Episcopal Church’s Office of Public Affairs The Episcopal Church’s Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop has issued its Call for Discernment and Profile for the election of the 27th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. The Call for Discernment and Profile is available as a PDF in English, Spanish, and French. The committee will accept names from any member of the Episcopal Church until September 30. It will then inform bishops that they must submit background materials by October 31 if they wish to discern the call. The committee will announce its nominees in early May.