Transition Committee Asks: Do You Have a Question for the Candidates?
The days are getting longer, January has come and gone, and (for those not hindered by weather) our annual parish meetings are behind us. At those meetings we chose delegates to represent our parishes at Diocesan Convention, like we do every year. What makes this year different, however, is that these delegates, along with eligible clergy, will also be voting for a new Bishop at this year’s Electing Convention on May 18. Winter may be the longest season, but time is moving quickly for the life of the Church.
The BDNC’s work will lead to the nomination of a slate of candidates in late March. What questions will you have for the candidates?
The Bishop Discernment & Nominating Committee (BDNC) is hard at work interviewing applicants. Their discernment work will lead to the nomination of a slate of candidates in late March. What questions will you have for the candidates? What issues will you want to hear them discuss?
As the days grow longer and we move closer toward the Electing Convention, it is important to keep in mind the Walkabouts planned for April 28-30. These events will give Vermont Episcopalians an opportunity to meet the candidates in person and, most importantly, to ask them questions. With that in mind, the Bishop Transition Committee invites you to send questions and concerns that you would like to pose to the candidates, so that we can see what the main areas of interest are for our different parishes, as well as coordinate a specific set of questions for the candidates that will cover as much ground as possible in the few days they are with us.
Please send your questions to Robert Barton at email@example.com. Robert and other members of the Transition Committee will use them in planning the Walkabouts. We encourage all Vermont Episcopalians, not just the clergy and lay delegates, to share your questions with us.
Please send your questions to Robert Barton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As time grows closer to the Walkabouts the Bishop Transition Committee will release details about where they will be held, time for the events, and other pertinent information.
In this space between now and then let us move forward together prayerfully, with our eyes set on the future, while our hearts still hold tenderly the past we have moved through, and the lives which have brought us to this point. As Winter starts to slowly give way to Spring, let us contemplate the new life that we are being called to, a life lived in fellowship, community, and the love of Christ.
The Bishop Transition Committee thanks you for your time, and looks forward to reading your questions, and preparing a way to bring those to the candidates.
May the peace of the Lord be always with you.