UPDATE Evening 2/3/15: We have posted a followup to this item with new details.
UPDATE 2/3/15 The Diocese of Maryland has updated the timeline. The dinner was 9/4 and the consecration on 9/6
Update: The Washington Post now has a story on their website regarding this latest update on the timeline.
The Diocese of Maryland has added a timeline of Heather Cook’s nomination, election, and career as Suffragan Bishop in the diocese to its page dedicated to answering questions in the aftermath of her arrest for vehicular homicide and other charges arising from a December accident in which a local cyclist, Thomas Palermo, was killed.
Much of the information contained in the timeline has already been made public; however, some details are new, in particular:
September: Bishop Sutton suspects that Cook is inebriated during pre-consecration dinner and conveys concern to Presiding Bishop. Presiding Bishop indicates she will discuss with Cook. Cook consecrated a bishop.
October: Bishop Clay Matthews from the Office of Pastoral Development for the Episcopal Church, meets with Cook. Details confidential to only the Presiding Bishop’s office.
In January, the Standing Committee of the diocese requested Bishop Cook’s resignation.
by Jon White & Rosalind Hughes