20 September 2006

Tennessee Nominees.

From the Episcopate Committee:

September 20, 2006

Dear Friends,

With joy and enthusiasm the Episcopate Committee of the Diocese of Tennessee presents the following persons as nominees for election as our 11th Bishop: The Rev. John L Bauerschmidt from The Diocese of Louisiana; The Rev. James L. Burns from The Diocese of New York; The Rev. Thack H. Dyson from The Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast; The Rev. Dr. Russell Jones Levenson, Jr. from The Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast; and The Rev. Carter N. Paden from The Diocese of East Tennessee.

Biography's, Resumes and Responses to the Questions are available on our web page at www.tnbishopsearch.org . Hard copies of all these materials are being mailed to all clergy and all delegates. Please share this material with your alternate delegates and your parishes.

The Episcopate Committee arrived at this slate by consensus. All the nominees are rooted in the faith that enables their ministry, and all are committed to building bridges to those who do not share their views. Furthermore, they offer the promise of bringing energy and a passion for ministry into the Diocese. For these reasons the Episcopate Committee completes its work with hope and anticipation.

The nominees will meet delegates and others in a series of forums to be held October 18-21 in Sewanee, Murfreesboro (clergy forum), and Nashville. More information surrounding the Presentations can be found at www.tnbishopsearch.org.

The process for Nominating by Petition can also be found on the web site, www.tnbishopsearch.org .

The Electing Convention will take place at Christ Church Cathedral on Saturday October 28, 2006.

Please continue to pray for the Church, our Diocese, and now these nominees, as we look forward to electing a new Bishop of Tennessee.

Sincerely in Christ,
The Rev. Anne Stevenson, co-Chair
Dr. David L. Rowe, co- Chair
The Rev. Patrick Allen
The Rev. Vicki Burgess
Mr. Henry Carpenter
Ms. Sally Chambers
The Rev. Chris Findley
The Rev. Dorothy Hartzog
Mrs. Edwina Hefner
The Rev. Bill Hethcock
Mrs. Judy Hines
The Rev. William Midgett
Ms. Annette Pilcher
The Rev Jim Rogers
The Rev. Lee Spruill
Mr. Jim Stranch
Ms. Johniene Thomas

The Episcopate Committee
P.O. Box 693
Brentwood TN 37024
615 591 6631 (fax)

Almighty God, giver of every good gift, look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a Bishop for this Diocese that we may receive a faithful pastor: who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Anonymous Scott K said...

Hmmmmm. I've looked at the biographies and (briefly) the reponses. I am looking forward to learning more about the candidates and I'm resisting the urge to declare a frontrunner for my vote before then.

With the three listening events happening separately, I hope that arrangements will be made to post the audio files as was done for the last slate of candidates. Those were particularly helpful.

Thank you Patrick, and the rest of the committee, for your many hours of work in putting this slate of candidates together.

20 September, 2006 10:52  
Blogger PSA+ said...

That's a good urge. I will pass on your comment about the audio files to the committee.

20 September, 2006 11:05  
Blogger gavin richardson said...

i suppose i should have expected.. i somewhat do, but honestly the petty stuff gets to me. and knowing how much i worked on the project and i am small in all this.

scott, i'm sure audio will be available on the web, if it is recorded. that was done sorta last minute and off the cuff last time. i don't know of discussions for this group.


20 September, 2006 17:14  
Blogger t19elves said...

Patrick+ thanks for your hard work on the committee. I thought your readers might be interested in knowing about the links to background info on all the candidates that have been posted in the Titusonenine comments.


May the Lord guide you to a Bishop after His heart.

21 September, 2006 18:42  
Blogger PSA+ said...

Thanks - I'll make that a full post! And thanks especially for your prayers. - P.+

21 September, 2006 18:52  

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