In our Bishop Search process, 51 priests, men and women, from throughout the United States and beyond, submitted applications in response to our diocesan profile. Our diocese is blessed indeed! After a period of intense individual review of each application, as a group the Search Committee recently has undertaken the monumental, prayer-filled task of narrowing down fifty-one applicants to a group of eight semi-finalists.
During June, the Committee will begin interviewing these semi-finalists, with the goal of presenting the names of four finalists to the Standing Committee by early August.
We ask the diocese to continue to pray for the Search Committee, the Transition Committee, the Standing Committee, and for those on the journey with us, as together we seek discernment of God’s will for our diocese.
—The Rev. Sara Fischer
Deirdre Steinberg, Communications Director
Episcopal Diocese of Oregon
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