The Diocese of Nevada has posted an online profile in the search for its 11th bishop. It will receive names until May 30, and will hold an electing convention Dec. 1.

The profile says the diocese prays for a bishop who will:

Communicate openly

  • Listen to the Holy Spirit and to us
  • Share God’s word through all available mediums
  • Hear our stories and tell us their stories
  • Pray with us

Experience God in every place and face

  • Embrace our diversity and inclusiveness
  • Welcome all people and all cultures
  • Be expansive in Spirit and practice
  • Know us, love us and be among us as one who serves 

See God’s creation in our vast and diverse landscape

  • Experience God’s presence in our mountain and desert terrain
  • Appreciate how our surroundings inform our worship and our connection to the Divine
  • Enjoy driving as a spiritual practice and commuting as meditation

Recognize our challenges and build upon our strengths

  • Identify our challenges
  • See our strengths
  • Recognize our potential
  • Help us reconcile our differences and transform them into strengths

Appreciate and connect with our diversity

  • See our diversities—cultural, geographic, economic—as challenges and strengths
  • Embrace the rich cultural context that influences the liturgy in many of our congregations
  • Build toward an even more inclusive and accepting community as our Diocese moves into the future

“We realize that only one person, our Lord and Savior, could possess all of these traits,” the profile adds. “With that in mind, our hope is that the chosen candidate will have a complementary combination of some of the attributes for which we pray. We hope this expansive vision will inspire you to join us.”

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