Bishop Holly Hollerith retires at the year end 2018.
Information on hiring our future bishop:
Update on Bishop Search, March 25, 2019
Nominations and Applications closed Friday March 15. We received over 40 applications. Candidates were contacted by both phone and email and had until Friday March 22 to submit the requested documents. The Nominating/Search committee will now begin the process of assessment using a common rubric for the documents submitted. The candidates who will move forward to the next stage in the process will be contacted and phone interviews with teams of committee members will be set up. Additional materials will be requested and submitted. Those not moving forward will also be notified. Face to face interviews will be conducted with candidates who move forward following the phone interviews. These will take place in early June.
The committee asks your prayers as we move through this discernment process. We pray God’s guiding hand will be with each of us as we move through this assessment period. Please join us in using the prayer below as we move into this important phase of the process.
Gracious and loving God, who speaks to us in the deep places of our hearts, grant us the wisdom to listen for your voice and to follow your will in our lives. We humbly ask that you guide us as we seek a shepherd for the Diocese of Southern Virginia. Support with your grace those that you have chosen to respond to this call. Let your Holy Spirit so direct them and us, that together we may discern your call for the next Bishop of the Diocese of Southern Virginia. We ask this in the precious name of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Chair Nominating/Search Committee
Election & Consecration Dates Set
The Bishop Diocesan Pro Tempore and Standing Committee of the Diocese of Southern Virginia invite you to save the following dates:
- September 21, 2019 Election of the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Southern Virginia. Location TBA.
- February 1, 2020 Consecration of the 11th Bishop Of the Diocese of Southern Virginia. The Most Reverend Michael Curry presiding. Location TBA, likely near Williamsburg.
Diocese of Southern Virginia Profile
To initiate the search for our future bishop, the Nominating/Search Committee publishes a detailed profile of our Diocese. It was completed on February 1st. Here’s the link for that Profile.
If you have questions, please talk with Scott Norris (firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-336-1595).