The Diocese of North Carolina has elected the Rev. Samuel Rodman, special projects officer in the Diocese of Massachusetts, as its 12th bishop. He led among lay delegates on the first ballot and in both orders on the second ballot. He won on the third ballot.

Rodman also has served as the Massachusetts diocese’s project manager for campaign initiatives and rector of St. Michael’s Church in Milton, Massachusetts, for 16 years.

The other nominees were:

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  • The Rev. George Adamik, rector of St. Paul’s Church in Cary, North Carolina
  • The Rev. Charles T. Dupree, rector of Trinity Church in Bloomington, Indiana
  • The Rev. Canon Michael Buerkel Hunn, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry within the Episcopal Church

Ordained in 1988, Rodman is a graduate of Bates College and Virginia Theological Seminary. He is married to Deborah Rodman, and they are the parents of two adult daughters. In his free time, Rodman enjoys basketball, golf, kayaking, walking his dog, crossword puzzles, and creative writing.

North Carolina (March 4)

Ballot
1
2
3
C: Clergy • L: Lay
C
L
C
L
C
L
Needed to elect
 
 
 
 
130
157
Adamik
33
36
16
18
6
4
Dupree
43
48
19
28
5
8
Hunn
53
81
52
83
49
89
Rodman
70
94
110
103
149
179

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