The Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan elected the Rev. Whayne Houghland, Jr. to be the ninth bishop of the diocese on the eighth ballot.
Electronic voting was used in this election. The eight ballots were cast in less than an hour and half.
The Candidates were:
The Rev. Jennifer Adams, Rector, Grace Episcopal Church, Holland, Michigan
The Rev. Whayne Hougland, Jr., Rector, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Salisbury, North Carolina
The Rev. Canon Angela Shepherd, Canon for Mission, Diocese of Maryland
The Rev. Canon William Spaid, Canon to the Ordinary, Diocese of Western Michigan
PDF of candidate booklet is here.