Bp. Caldwell Will Step Aside September 13, 2017 Clips, News The Rt. Rev. Bruce Caldwell, provisional bishop of Lexington since June 2016, has announced via email to members of the diocese that he must step away from his work: I am writing to let you know that I have, with regret, decided to wind down my ministry with you by the end of this year. Family health issues have become a major concern, and I am going to have to take a more active role in providing care. My regret is that I will not be able to walk with you until the end of your bishop election process. I also feel loss in that I have grown quite fond of this diocese and its people, and have truly enjoyed the ministry we have shared. I will, of course, continue to do my best to be fully attentive to your needs until the end of the year. The diocese is in the early stages of seeking its eighth bishop.