The Bishop Search & Transition process in the Diocese of California has reached another milestone with the conclusion of the nomination by petition period. According to the Standing Committee, no petitions were received. As a result, the three nominees included in the preliminary slate advanced to the final slate. These are the Rev. Canon Augusta Anne Anderson; the Rev. Phil Brochard; and the Rev. Austin Keith Rios.
With this step, the Bishop Search and Transition website now makes available a summary of experience, as well as materials the nominees submitted with their original application including their resumes and their responses to essay questions. This is in addition to the slate information on the Bishop Search & Transition website.
This information invites a time of discernment about the nominees and about the call for the 9th Bishop of the Diocese of California. The Standing Committee and the co-chairs of the Bishop Search & Transition Committee request prayer and mutual listening during this important and reflective season. Prayers are especially requested for Bishop Marc Handley Andrus and Dr. Sheila Andrus as they walk with the diocese through a time of personal and common transition.