Search Process Timeline

January 5, 2021 Standing Committee approves Diocesan Profile and Bishop Coadjutor Job Description

February 1, 2021 Search Committee begins receiving suggestions for candidates

April 1, 2021 Deadline to receive suggestions for candidates April 18-19, 2021 Search Committee retreat to review suggested names

April 23 –May 23 – Zoom meetings by entire search committee with every remaining suggested person.

May 24 – the Bishop’s Search Committee meets as a whole to consider a list of nominees who will move on in the process.

May 25 through June 23 – the final list of nominees will be visited in their ministry context.

June 25 – Search Committee meets to approve final list to be presented to the Standing Committee.

July 6 – The Standing Committee makes their choices as to whom will continue in the process, pending extensive background checks.

August 1 – an official list of Candidates for Bishop Coadjutor will be published with a suggested date or dates for a walkabout or for several walkabouts for diocesan delegates to meet the candidates.

Walkabouts will be held for the diocesan delegates to meet the candidates for Bishop Coadjutor. The Walkabouts will be hosted by the Search Committee.  Details about these gatherings will be announced once finalized.

September 13 – Prince George Winyah, Georgetown
September 14 – St. John’s, Florence
September 15 – Old St. Andrews, Charleston
September 16 – The Parish Church of St. Helena, Beaufort

October 16 – Ballots to be cast for Bishop Coadjutor at a special Diocesan Electing Convention.

After October 16 – ACNA College of Bishops meets to approve Diocesan selection of new Bishop.

March 12, 2022 (God willing) – Consecration of new Bishop at Diocesan Convention