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Joint Nominating Committee provides update, first essay

Joint Nominating Committee provides update, first essay

Press release by The Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs concerning the election of the 27th Presiding Bishop at General Convention in 2015:

The Episcopal Church Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB) has issued the following information:

The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB) is continuing its work to prepare The Episcopal Church for the election of the 27th Presiding Bishop at General Convention in 2015.

Between now and August 1, the JNCPB will publish three short educational essays.

This first essay describes the basic timeline and steps for the nominating and election process. (The first essay is presented below.) The second essay will outline the current roles, functions, and responsibilities of the Presiding Bishop. The third essay will discuss how the office of Presiding Bishop has changed and evolved from being the senior bishop by consecration who presides over meetings of the House of Bishops to the complex multifaceted position it is today.

It is the hope of the JNCPB that all members of General Convention and all Episcopalians will take the time to read these brief essays to learn the importance of what we will do next summer at General Convention. Should you have any questions or comments about these essays or the work of the JNCPB please contact

The JNCPB is comprised of a lay member, a priest or deacon, and a bishop from each of the nine provinces of The Episcopal Church elected by the House of Deputies and House of Bishops respectively, plus two youth representatives, appointed by the President of the House of Deputies. The members serve a three-year term that concludes with the close of 78th General Convention in Salt Lake City, UT (Diocese of Utah).

The full letter is found on The Episcopal Church website.


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I hope they’ll fix the fonts on that page. Gray text on a dusty-rose background doesn’t make for the easiest reading.

Meanwhile, nine years seems like a long time.

Torey Lightcap

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