Dear friends in Christ,
After several Zoom meetings this spring, our committee gathered last Saturday at Roslyn. Our day-long meeting was characterized by joy, gratitude, and optimism: joy, at our first chance to be together in person, to make small talk during coffee breaks, and to share a meal; gratitude for the gifts we are discovering in one another, and for the trust you have placed in us; and optimism about what God will do and reveal in the next chapter of the life of our Diocese.
We are still in the “pre-search” phase of our work, meaning that we are not yet considering potential nominees to be our next Bishop. At Roslyn, with the help of consultants from the Kaleidoscope Institute, we explored the diversity of perspectives we bring to our task. We are educating ourselves and one another about the character and history of the Diocese, and we are seeking insight from people with deep, firsthand experience of diocesan functioning under recent Bishops. We are laying plans for the fall to invite every member of our diocesan family to share hopes, prayers, and aspirations for where God may be calling us under the leadership of our next Bishop.
It is a joyful blessing and a high privilege to be doing this work on your behalf. Thank you in advance for your participation. And thank you for your prayers. You are in ours!