Dear Friends in The Episcopal Church in Vermont,
Today I received notice from the Presiding Bishop’s office that the consent process for the Rev. Dr. Shannon MacVean-Brown as Bishop-elect of the Diocese of Vermont was approved by a majority of bishops and Standing Committees throughout The Episcopal Church. The discernment by the people and clergy of The Episcopal Church in Vermont, with the trust of the wider Episcopal Church, has borne the fruit of the Spirit as we welcome Bishop-elect Shannon into our hearts.
The culmination of the election process will be a celebration of consecration and ordination on Saturday, September 28 at the Ira Allen Chapel on the University of Vermont campus. The Transition Committee continues to plan the worship, welcome, and festivities for that weekend. Please keep an eye on The Mountain for specific details and how you can be involved. Please keep Bishop-elect Shannon and her family in your prayers, along with the diocesan family, as the preparations continue to develop.
With deep joy and faith,
The Rev. Dr. Richard R. Swanson
President of the Standing Committee
The Episcopal Church in Vermont