In the search for its 11th bishop, the Diocese of Newark has nominated a slate of two women serving as priests in Texas and two men serving as priests in and near the nation’s capital.
These are the nominees:
- The Rev. Canon John Harmon, rector of Trinity Church, Washington, D.C.
- The Rev. Carlye Hughes, rector of Trinity Church, Fort Worth
- The Rev. Lisa Hunt, rector of St. Stephen’s Church, Houston
- The Rev. Canon Scott Slater, canon to the ordinary, Diocese of Maryland
In their online profiles, the nominees answer these questions:
- Who is Jesus Christ to you and how is your life and ministry influenced and shaped by Christ?
- What criteria would you use for determining when and how a struggling congregation should be closed? And where might we find signs of resurrection (new life) there?
- Based on the information you have learned about the Diocese of Newark, what challenges and excites you about your vision for the role of a bishop in the 21st century in this Diocese?
The diocese will accept nominees by petition until 5 p.m. (Eastern) March 15 and will elect the bishop May 19. A service of ordination and consecration is scheduled for Sept. 22.
Adapted from the Diocese of Newark