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:

From the Standing Committee: Nominating Committee members announced 1275 1650 Episcopalians in Connection

From the Standing Committee: Nominating Committee members announced

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, For nearly a month, the Standing Committee has been engaged in the prayerful work of selecting…

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From the Standing Committee: Bishop Nominating Committee Application Now Open 690 966 Episcopalians in Connection

From the Standing Committee: Bishop Nominating Committee Application Now Open

August 9, 2022 Greetings to all in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, The Standing Committee is now engaged in the next task of…

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From Bishop Smith: The Time Has Come to Move Ahead 271 333 Episcopalians in Connection

From Bishop Smith: The Time Has Come to Move Ahead

Dear Friends in Christ: As I come to the halfway mark in my ministry as your Bishop Provisional, it is time to turn toward the…

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From the Standing Committee: Bishop Search Begins, Timeline Announced 1275 1650 Episcopalians in Connection

From the Standing Committee: Bishop Search Begins, Timeline Announced

Dear friends in Christ, Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. We greet you in love, and we…

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Learnings from the listening sessions: An update from the Standing Committee 1275 1650 Episcopalians in Connection

Learnings from the listening sessions: An update from the Standing Committee

Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul, Apostles June 29, 2022 Dear friends in Christ, Grace to you and peace from God our Father and…

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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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