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Nominees for Presiding Bishop Announced

Nominees for Presiding Bishop Announced

The Episcopal Church Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB) has announced their nominees for the 27th Presiding Bishop.

They are:

Thomas Breidenthal SOUTHERN OHIO

PDF is of Nominating Booklet is here

More news to follow.

UPDATE: From Office of Public Affairs

The 27th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church will be elected on Saturday, June 27 during The Episcopal Church’s 78th General Convention which will be held June 25 – July 3 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, UT (Diocese of Utah).

The Rt. Rev. Thomas E. Breidenthal




The Rt Rev. Michael B. Curry



The Rt. Rev. Ian Douglas



The Rt. Rev. Dabney T. Smith

Posted by Andrew Gerns


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Sally E.

I will be watching this convention with great interest. I already have one foot out the door and the decisions made this summer will help me to decide whether I should pull back or run.

Rosalind Hughes

Please sign your full name when commenting, Sally.

Steve White

Bishop Breidenthal was one of my teachers at GTS and later we were colleagues when he was at Princeton, so I’ve seen him in action up close in many different kinds of situations. He is a brilliant scholar who arrives at any decision after after careful theological reflection. His preaching is wonderful. He is an able administrator who can bring people together to work collaboratively. And he is a sensitive pastor. I don’t know the other three, but can say with confidence that +Tom would be a terrific PB.

Channing Smith

I’m sorry that Bishop Greg Rickel is not on the list. He is progressive, organizationally-minded, and inspiring. He has done great work in the Diocese of Olympia. Our loss for not having him in the mix. I would have liked to have heard his vision for the church under his leadership.

David Allen

Call +Greg and ask if he will allow his nomination from the floor of Convention. The process for nominating from the floor is linked in one of my comments above.

Bro David

Chris Schuller

All four candidates are able but the next PB will be likely be Bishop Curry. He’ll be a fine Truman to follow FDR, so to speak. Whatever the outcome I’ll be thanking God for Katharine Jefferts-Schori’s wise leadership–and her extraordinary faith–for the rest of my years!

Alex Henry

I’m very new to the Church but Bishop Curry is certainly a dynamic preacher and if that energy extends to his leadership he looks like to be a fantastic candidate.

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