Adapted from a Diocese of Dallas announcement [PDF]
After conducting a seven-month search, the Diocese of Dallas has announced a four-member slate for its next bishop. The slate draws a priest from within the diocese, a priest from the Diocese of West Texas, a priest from the Diocese of Tennessee, and an American-born seminary dean serving in Canada:
- The Rev. Michael W. Michie, 46, rector of St. Andrew’s, McKinney, Texas
- The Rev. David G. Read, 49, rector of St. Luke’s, San Antonio
- The Rev. R. Leigh Spruill, 51, rector of St. George’s, Nashville
- The Rev. George R. Sumner, 59, principal of Wycliffe College, Toronto
The diocese will accept nominations by petition until February 16 and will announce any additional nominees by April 6. The election is scheduled for May 16, and a consecration service is set for November.
The Rt. Rev. James M. Stanton, sixth Bishop of Dallas, retired in May after serving for 21 years. More information on each of the nominees is available at dallasbishopsearch.org.