Bishop Transition – Anticipated Timeline
Throughout the process of selecting the next Bishop of Vermont, the Standing Committee is committed to keep everyone informed each step of the way and to be as clear and transparent as possible throughout the process. Consistent with our commitment, we are providing our anticipated timeline of activities through 2018 and 2019 leading to the election of a new bishop for the Episcopal Church in Vermont:
January/February: Process announced for and the selection of members to the Bishop Discernment and Nominating Committee (BDNC)
March 16-17: Retreat with the Bishop Discernment and Nominating Committee, Standing Committee and Consultant. Location: Burlington, VT
Spring/Summer: Discernment Process to gain clarity about “Who we are, what God is doing with us and how best to organize and move forward for the next season of ministry.“
July 15: BDNC initial presentation of the “Profile” to the Standing Committee and, then, publication to the diocese.
Late Summer/Fall: Process of inviting and gathering the names of potential candidates, as outlined by the final “Profile” as approved by the Standing Committee. Transition Committee appointed.
Late Oct/Early Nov: Diocesan Convention, Burlington
Winter/Spring: Discernment of candidates for the 11th Bishop of Vermont.
Spring: Candidates announced; Petition Process; Walkabouts
April 14-20: Holy Week
April 21: Easter
Late Spring: Possible time for the Electing Convention
September 28: Possible date of the Ordination and Consecration of the 11th Bishop of Vermont