The keenly awaited list of nominees for Presiding Bishop will be released this Friday, May 1. This week, the Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop issued its process for nominations “from the floor” of General Convention.
The JNCPB is canonically charged with “establishing a timely process for any bishop or deputy to express the intent to nominate any other member of the House of Bishops from the floor at the time the Joint Nominating Committee presents its nominees to the joint session of the two Houses, and for each Bishop so nominated to be included in the information distributed about the nominees.” Canon I.2.1(e)(2)
The procedure established by the JNCPB for nominations from the floor is as follows:
– Any bishop or deputy may indicate his/her intent to nominate a bishop who is not included on the list of nominees for Presiding Bishop which will be announced on May 1.
– The intent to nominate period will be Friday, May 1 to Tuesday, May 12.
– Any bishop or deputy wishing to nominate a bishop must have that bishop’s written permission to do so.
All nominees are subject to background checks and screening, for which the paperwork must be submitted by May 15, so the JCNPB encourages all nominations as soon as possible after the May 1 release. The full process and addresses for the submission of nominations is here.
Posted by Rosalind Hughes