The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Next Presiding Bishop has issued a report of their work to date onEpiscopal News Service:
The co-chairs of The Episcopal Church Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB) have issued an update on the group’s work and progress.
The JNCPB Committee continues to meet in sub-groups as we focus on the work of preparing for the nomination of the next Presiding Bishop. The committee members are faithfully focused on the charge given them to establish the nomination process for Presiding Bishop leading up to General Convention 2015 in Salt Lake City. Further updates, including timelines and facilitation of the process, will be announced prior to Ash Wednesday.
JNCPB also wishes to thank all who completed the survey issued by the committee which invited broad-based feedback on the desired qualities and gifts of the next Presiding Bishop. The data collected has provided the committee with an overview and understanding of the wishes of the Church.
We ask that you continue to keep JNCPB in your prayers as we continue our important discernment.
Sally Johnson, Diocese of Minnesota
Bishop Ed Konieczny, Diocese of Oklahoma
Many in the church are asking if the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori will be one of the nominees since she is within the age range for re-election. No presiding bishop has held 2 terms though terms used to be 12 years instead of 9 years. One scenario discussed around the church is for the current PB to serve a 3 year term to lead the Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church (TREC) process. Will the committee be answering these questions as they offer a timeline and ideas about the process?
The members of the JNCPB are listed here.