From the Episcopal Church’s Office of Public Affairs:
[October 1, 2014] The Episcopal Church Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB) has released the following statement:
Church Wide Nomination period for Presiding Bishop ends;
Discernment Process for Bishops Opens.
In The Call for Discernment and Profile for the Election of the 27th Presiding Bishop, the Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB) established the period from September 1 through September 30 when any member of The Episcopal Church could submit the name of a bishop they believed should be considered as the next Presiding Bishop. The JNCPB would like to express thanks for the significant and positive response received during the last month. Over 165 people representing more than 60 dioceses submitted names. That period is now closed.
Between October 1 and October 31, bishops who choose to continue in the discernment process as established by the JNCPB may to submit their information and materials for consideration.
The JNCPB invites the prayers of all the church during this time of submission and discernment as we seek to elect the 27th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church.