The Diocese of Eastern Oregon’s standing committee has nominated three priests in its search for a seventh bishop.
The Rt. Rev. Bavi Rivera was elected as Eastern Oregon’s bishop provisional in 2009.
The Rt. Rev. William O. Gregg, the diocese’s sixth bishop, served from 2000 to 2007, and is now an assistant bishop in the Diocese of North Carolina.
The nominees are:
- The Rev. Patrick W. Bell, rector of St. Luke’s Church, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho [profile in PDF]
- The Rev. Jedediah Holdorph, rector of Trinity Church, Bend, Oregon [profile in PDF]
- The Very Rev. Churchill Pinder, dean of St. Stephen’s Cathedral and School, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania [profile in PDF]
The diocese accepted nominees by petition from Oct. 27 to Nov. 3, but none emerged. The election is scheduled for Dec. 12.