Adapted from a Diocese of Lexington report
At a special convention May 14, clergy and deputies agreed to place the Diocese of Lexington under the provisional charge and authority of the Rt. Rev. Bruce Caldwell, retired Bishop of Wyoming.
The convention also heard from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, who visited the diocese to offer pastoral support.
The diocese has been under the ecclesiastical authority of its standing committee since March 9, following the suspension of the Rt. Rev. Doug Hahn as its bishop. The convention’s decision confirmed the standing committee’s nomination of Caldwell to serve provisionally.
Caldwell served in Wyoming for 13 years, ending his tenure in 2010. Since then, he has served as interim spiritual leader of St. Mark’s Cathedral in Minneapolis.
Caldwell will begin his new duties June 1 and “will continue until Convention acts otherwise,” the diocese said.
The Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, preaches at the Special Convention of The Episcopal Diocese of Lexington on May 14. 2016.