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Standing Committee Update: BDNC Progress & Anticipated Timeline of Activities

Standing Committee Update: BDNC Progress & Anticipated Timeline of Activities

The Standing Committee is pleased to announce the selection of Maggie Thompson, from Christ Church, Montpelier, as the chairperson for the Bishop’s Discernment and Nominating Committee (BDNC). Maggie brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership skills to this important position as the process moves forward to find a new Bishop for Vermont. We are also pleased to announce the selection of the Rev. Carole Wageman as the Chaplain for the Standing Committee, BDNC, future Transition Committee, and candidates for bishop. Carole brings a deep spiritual link for all who will be involved in the process of selecting the next bishop. She is a retired priest in the diocese and active in other endeavors. We look forward to working with both Maggie and Carole and have the utmost confidence in their care and concern for all in the diocese.

We have decided to extend the BDNC application deadline to Monday, Feb. 19 at noon.

While we have received a number of applications for the BDNC, we have decided to extend the application deadline to Monday, February 19 at noon as it will allow us to expand the candidate pool without delaying our anticipated timeline. Please click here to read more about the expectations of the BDNC, and prayerfully consider this request to serve.

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:

2018

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

2019

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


In the featured photo: The Standing Committee is pleased to announce the selection of Maggie Thompson, from Christ Church, Montpelier, as the chairperson for the BDNC and the Rev. Carole Wageman as the Chaplain for the Standing Committee, BDNC, future Transition Committee, and candidates for bishop.

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