5 Nominees in Delaware May 6, 2017 News The Diocese of Delaware has announced a five-member slate in the search for the diocese’s 11th bishop: The Rt. Rev. Laura J. Ahrens, Bishop Suffragan, the Episcopal Church in Connecticut The Very Rev. Michael Battle, Herbert Thompson Professor of Church and Society and director of the Desmond Tutu Center at General Theological Seminary The Rev. Kevin S. Brown, rector, Church of the Holy Comforter, Charlotte The Rev. Patricia S. Downing, rector, Trinity and Old Swedes Parish, Wilmington, Delaware The Rev. Canon Scott A. Gunn, executive director of Forward Movement Each nominee’s profile page includes a brief video. The diocese will receive any nominees by petition until noon (EDT) May 13. The election is scheduled during a special convention on July 15.