The Diocese of Central New York has announced a nominee by petition in the election of its 11th bishop. The Rev. Dena Cleaver-Bartholomew, rector of Christ Church in Manlius, New York, is the sole nominee from within the diocese.
The Rt. Rev. Gladstone B. “Skip” Adams announced in March 2015 that he intends to retire at the end of October 2016.
The other four nominees, announced May 2, are:
- The Very Rev. DeDe Duncan-Probe, rector of St. Peter’s in the Woods, Fairfax Station, Virginia
- The Rev. Noah H. Evans, rector of Grace Church, Medford, Massachusetts
- The Rev. Canon Debra Jean Kissinger, canon for transition ministries and leadership development, Diocese of Indianapolis
- The Rev. Nora Smith, rector of the Church of St. Barnabas, Irvington, New York
An electing convention is scheduled for Aug. 6. The consecration is scheduled for Dec. 3.