Bishop Transition

Updates about the bishop transition can be found below.  If you wish to contact the Standing Committee with questions or comments, they can be reached at standingcommittee@diosohio.org.

The members of the Standing Committee are: the Rev. Canon Scott Gunn, president; Mr. James Allsop, Vice President; the Rev. Dr. Ellen Cook; Mr. Barry Feist, Mrs. Elizabeth Barker and the Rev. David Kendall-Sperry, secretary.

Bishop Transition News and Updates:

Listening Sessions Scheduled in May and June: An Update from the Standing Committee 690 966 Episcopalians in Connection

Listening Sessions Scheduled in May and June: An Update from the Standing Committee

May 11, 2022 Dear friends in Christ, Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. You may recall that…

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“We Want to Get It Right”: An Update on the Bishop Transition 1275 1650 Episcopalians in Connection

“We Want to Get It Right”: An Update on the Bishop Transition

In the Episcopal Church today, what used to be considered “normal” bishop transitions are becoming decidedly less common, as dioceses decide to take the kind…

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Standing Committee invites all to take bishop search survey 1275 1650 Episcopalians in Connection

Standing Committee invites all to take bishop search survey

April 5, 2022 Dear friends in Christ, Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. In our letter to the…

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Update from the Standing Committee, March 29, 2022 1275 1650 Episcopalians in Connection

Update from the Standing Committee, March 29, 2022

March 29, 2022 Commemoration of John Keble Dear friends in Christ, Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.…

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A message from Bishop Breidenthal 1500 1500 Episcopalians in Connection

A message from Bishop Breidenthal

Dear Friends in Christ, As you know, I retired in January 2021, thus resigning my jurisdiction as Bishop of Southern Ohio, a position I was…

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Greetings from Bishop Smith 300 300 Episcopalians in Connection

Greetings from Bishop Smith

Dear People of the Diocese of Southern Ohio: Greetings! As I begin now my second full day as your Bishop Provisional, I’m also settling in…

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The Rt. Rev. George Wayne Smith elected as Provisional Bishop 300 300 Episcopalians in Connection

The Rt. Rev. George Wayne Smith elected as Provisional Bishop

The Rt. Rev. George Wayne Smith The Rt. Rev. George Wayne Smith was elected as Provisional Bishop of the Diocese of Southern Ohio during a…

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Notice of Special Session of the 146th Convention of the Diocese of Southern Ohio 5249 4373 Episcopalians in Connection

Notice of Special Session of the 146th Convention of the Diocese of Southern Ohio

In a letter sent to the diocese on June 10, 2021, Convention Secretary Ann Sabo has made the announcement of the Standing Committee’s call to…

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Standing Committee nominates Bishop Wayne Smith as Provisional Bishop candidate 750 440 Episcopalians in Connection

Standing Committee nominates Bishop Wayne Smith as Provisional Bishop candidate

Dear friends in Christ, Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. In our last communication, we shared summaries…

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Standing Committee shares next steps in transition 1440 906 Episcopalians in Connection

Standing Committee shares next steps in transition

Dear friends in Christ, Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. As we said in our last communication…

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Bishop Transition: Where are we, and where are we going? 1440 906 Episcopalians in Connection

Bishop Transition: Where are we, and where are we going?

We, the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Southern Ohio, wanted to give you a sense of where we are and the work we are…

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Diocesan Listening Sessions coming in May 1440 906 Episcopalians in Connection

Diocesan Listening Sessions coming in May

April 27, 2021 Dear friends in Christ, Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Here are a few…

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A synopsis of the 2021 diocesan-wide bishop transition survey 150 150 Episcopalians in Connection

A synopsis of the 2021 diocesan-wide bishop transition survey

View a presentation of the results of the diocesan-wide bishop transition survey on Vimeo. https://vimeo.com/536877717?embedded=true&source=video_title&owner=43872700

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Standing Committee reaches out to clergy 1440 906 Episcopalians in Connection

Standing Committee reaches out to clergy

April 13, 2021 Dear friends in Christ, Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you to everyone…

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Bishop Price contract to end in May 1440 906 Episcopalians in Connection

Bishop Price contract to end in May

April 8, 2021 Thursday in Easter Week Dear friends in Christ, Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.…

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Findings from the survey 1440 906 Episcopalians in Connection

Findings from the survey

March 30, 2021 Tuesday in Holy Week Dear friends in Christ, Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.…

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Update from the Standing Committee 150 150 Episcopalians in Connection

Update from the Standing Committee

March 22, 2021 Commemoration of James De Koven Dear friends in Christ, Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus…

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Last call for online survey responses 1440 906 Episcopalians in Connection

Last call for online survey responses

Dear friends in Christ, Tomorrow (February 10) is the final day you can participate in the online survey of our diocese. While response has been…

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Time running out to take diocesan-wide survey 1440 906 Episcopalians in Connection

Time running out to take diocesan-wide survey

Thank you to all who have completed the survey now underway to help us understand the life and ministry of our diocese as we look toward the…

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An update on the diocesan survey 1440 906 Episcopalians in Connection

An update on the diocesan survey

Dear friends in Christ, Thank you to all of you who have completed the survey now underway to help us understand the life and ministry…

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Survey of diocese coming soon 1440 906 Episcopalians in Connection

Survey of diocese coming soon

Dear friends in Christ, Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. Just before Christmas, we said that we would launch a…

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Standing Committee to survey diocese, announces consultant 1440 906 Episcopalians in Connection

Standing Committee to survey diocese, announces consultant

December 21, 2020 Dear friends in Christ, Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. As we said in our…

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Standing Committee update on transition 1440 906 Episcopalians in Connection

Standing Committee update on transition

December 1, 2020 Feast of Nicholas Ferrar, deacon Dear friends in Christ, Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus…

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A Letter from Bishop Breidenthal 150 150 Episcopalians in Connection

A Letter from Bishop Breidenthal

Dear Friends in Christ, It seems such a long while since I last communicated with you directly. Early last month my office informed you that…

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A message from the Standing Committee 1440 906 Episcopalians in Connection

A message from the Standing Committee

Dear friends in Christ, We who serve on the Standing Committee received word of Bishop Breidenthal’s retirement as bittersweet news. We are both grateful and…

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