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  • The Bishop's Episcopal Address

    I know well how relentless the challenges and stresses of the last year have been. As lay and clergy leaders alike, we are given the responsibility of making difficult decisions, and either way we go, some people are disappointed, many times angry. The mark of a healthy community, however, is not that we all agree with a particular decision, but that, whatever is decided, we agree to live with it with a generous and patient spirit. In all honesty, that does not always describe us. One lesson we continue to learn, perhaps, is that if we need a community where we get our way, the church is not it.

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  • Search Committee Nominations

    The Standing Committee invites your nominations for the Bishop Search Committee. Below, please find two links to application forms, both of which must be completed for consideration to serve on the committee. To nominate someone, please complete the Nominator/Reference Form and your nominee must complete the Nominee Form. To self-nominate, please complete the Nominee Form and have a reference fill out the Nominator/Reference Form. Completed nomination forms must be received no later than October 13, 2021.

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  • A Letter from the Bishop

    Almost two years ago, following the 203rd Convention of the Diocese of Ohio in November of 2019, I invited the Standing Committee into a focused conversation about the future of episcopal (the Bishop’s) ministry in our diocese. This was precipitated not by any vocational decisions on my part, rather out of a conviction that every Standing Committee carries the responsibility of understanding the ministry of a bishop in their particular diocesan context. They have canonical obligations that presuppose their familiarity with the bishop’s ministry, the contextual challenges and opportunities that form it, and the canons that define and direct it.

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