Rebecca Wilson reports for House of Deputies News: Like the insurance agent on television commercials who “knows a thing or two” because he’s “seen a thing two,” Lynn Schmissrauter, former deputy from the Diocese of East Tennessee, knows a few things about bishop elections. She’s been a consultant to bishop search committees for the past two decades. Schmissrauter is ready to … [Read more...] about Task Force Studies Bishops
CBS Baltimore reports that a parole board has denied early release to Heather Cook, former Bishop Suffragan of Baltimore. Read the report. … [Read more...] about No Parole for Heather Cook
Fern Shen reports for Baltimore Brew: Heather Cook, the former Episcopal bishop who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the December 2014 killing of a cyclist in a drunken crash in North Baltimore, is eligible for parole next month. … Cook had been sentenced on October 27, 2015, to seven years in prison for the crash, which claimed the life of Thomas Palermo, a … [Read more...] about Parole for Heather Cook?
The Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton, Bishop of Maryland, offers multiple prayers after the sentencing of former bishop Heather Cook:Dear friends in Christ,As you may know Heather Cook was sentenced to seven years in prison on Oct. 27 exactly 10 months to the day she drove drunk and killed cyclist Thomas Palermo. Before the judge handed down the sentence Heather spoke to the … [Read more...] about Turning a Page in Maryland
Ian Duncan writes for The Baltimore Sun:Former Episcopal Bishop Heather Cook was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in prison for killing a cyclist in a drunken crash days after Christmas.Cook, 59, pleaded guilty last month to automobile manslaughter in the death of 41-year-old Thomas Palermo, a married father of two young children. She was taken into custody at the conclusion of … [Read more...] about Seven Years for Heather Cook
By G. Jeffrey MacDonaldThe two presiding officers of General Convention said Tuesday they would not push to change its culture of social drinking, despite charges of drunken driving and manslaughter against a now-deposed bishop.At a press conference, House of Deputies President Gay Clark Jennings urged cocktail-party hosts to heed current rules by making non-alcoholic beverages … [Read more...] about Convention’s Bars Stay Open
The Bishop of Maryland plans to call the Rt. Rev. Chilton Knudsen as the diocese’s assistant bishop. Maryland’s diocesan convention approved a resolution during the weekend that authorizes the Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton to make the appointment with the approval of the standing committee.Bishop Sutton has worked without an assistant since Heather Cook was arrested in December … [Read more...] about Bp. Knudsen to Serve in Md.