Exciting Updates from the Transition Committee!

The Bishop’s Transition committee has been hard at work planning for the events leading up to the election of our new bishop. We have been able to solidify a few details that we’d like to share with you.

There will be a series of five “walkabouts” with the final candidates for Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California during the week of January 20, 2019. “Walkabouts” are a part of the process of meeting the candidates for bishop. The candidates will “take to the road” and visit throughout the diocese in formal and informal ways. During the formal events at each of the churches listed below, the people of the diocese will have an opportunity to meet the candidates, ask, and hear them answer questions about who they are, their ministry in the church and their vision for the diocese. These meetings are open to everyone, not just the voting delegates and we encourage everyone to attend. We also plan to livestream at least one of these events for those who are not able to travel.

The “walkabout” events will take place on these date and at these locations:

●  January 21, 2019 - Church of The Incarnation, Santa Rosa
●  January 22, 2019 - St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, Chico
●  January 23, 2019 - Christ Episcopal Church, Eureka
●  January 24, 2019 - Episcopal Church of St. Martin, Davis
●  January 25, 2019 - Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Sacramento

The Standing Committee has approved the Bishop’s Transition Committee recommendation of Faith Episcopal Church, Cameron Park, as the location for the Special Convention for the election of the bishop on February 9, 2019. Please note: this is a change from the previously published location.

God willing and the people consenting, the Ordination and Consecration of the 8th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California will take place on June 29, 2019 at the Mondavi Center, Davis, CA.

More details will be forthcoming as they are available. These details will be published in the eNews, on the Bishop Search Website and on the diocese Facebook Page. The Diocesan Profile, developed for this election is available here. We hope that everyone will read it and learn more about our diocese.