Dear People of the Diocese of Maryland,

The deadline for receiving nominations for our Bishop Coadjutor position ended on Labor Day, September 5, 2022. The Search Committee has received a robust response – the number of applicants is at the high end compared to other dioceses in their election processes. The Standing Committee commends the excellent work of the Search Committee. A slate of candidates will be presented to the Standing Committee for approval in early December.

After that, the Transition Committee will shepherd and present candidates to the diocese. The Standing Committee is pleased to announce that Ms. Alma Bell and the Rev. Dr. Mark Gatza have agreed to serve as co-chairs of the Transition Committee. A charge to the Transition Committee is being finalized. Soon, there will be a call for nominees for this committee.

Remember to visit the Bishop Search page on our diocesan website for the latest information. Please keep the Search Committee, the Standing Committee, and our diocese in your prayers.

The Standing Committee