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Bishop Transition

Standing Committee Elects the Rev. Kim Hardy to Fill Vacant Seat

Standing Committee Elects the Rev. Kim Hardy to Fill Vacant Seat The Standing Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev. Kim Hardy, priest in partnership at St. James, Essex Junction, to fill vacant seat of the Very Rev. Jeanne Finan, due to her retirement. Kim will serve in this position until Diocesan …

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Transition Committee Seeks Ideas About Consecration Venue

Transition Committee Seeks Ideas About Consecration Venue By Todd McKee The transition committee will begin meeting in September to plan the events that will ultimately lead to the consecration of the next Bishop of Vermont, tentatively scheduled for September 28, 2019. One of the first tasks will be to research and secure a venue for …

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Bishop Ely Announces Cancellation of September 29 Special Convention

Bishop Ely Announces Cancellation of September 29 Special Convention To follow is a letter by the Right Reverend Thomas C. Ely, bishop of the Episcopal Church of Vermont, that is co-authored and signed by the Rev. Rick Swanson, president of the Standing Committee, and Maggie Thompson, chair of the Bishop Discernment and Nominating Committee, and …

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Standing Committee Announces Names of Transition Committee Members

Standing Committee Announces Names of Transition Committee Members On July 30 the Standing Committee of the Episcopal Church in Vermont appointed the Transition Committee as we prepare for Bishop XI of Vermont. This Committee, under the leadership of the Rev. Todd McKee, will guide us through this period of change. First, the Committee will assist …

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From the BDNC: Bishop Candidates Considered Only After the Profile is Posted

From the BDNC: Bishop Candidates Considered Only After the Profile is Posted We have begun to get inquiries about nominations for our next bishop. It is heartening to know that people are watching, praying, and talking about the transition underway in the Episcopal Church in Vermont! To clarify the process: Over the next two months, …

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From the BDNC: A Time of Prayerful Discernment

From the BDNC: A Time of Prayerful Discernment The Bishop Discernment & Nominating Committee (BDNC) has now completed 35 of 37 Holy Listening Sessions throughout the state! We are grateful for the welcome and thoughtfulness participants have given us in their honest, heartfelt comments. This month the BDNC is working to discern and distill all …

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Todd McKee Accepts Role as Chair of Transition Committee

Todd McKee Accepts Role as Chair of Transition Committee The Standing Committee is excited to announce that the Rev. Todd McKee has accepted the responsibility of serving as chair of the Transition Committee. Please read Todd’s response and prayerfully consider how you might be a part of the work before us as the Episcopal Church …

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Save the Date for a Special Convention on the Episcopal Transition – September 29, 2018

Save the Date for a Special Convention on the Episcopal Transition – September 29 Mark your calendars! The Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Ely, bishop of Vermont, has called for a Special Convention regarding the Episcopal Transition on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. (Please plan to arrive by 9:30 AM for …

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Transition Committee Call for Nominations Now Through July 15, 2018

Transition Committee Call for Nominations Now Through July 15 It is the pleasure of the Standing Committee of the Episcopal Church in Vermont to call for names of individuals for consideration to this vital ministry. The transition from one bishop to the next can be summed up by two simple words: farewell and welcome. Within …

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BDNC Holy Listening Sessions – Updated Schedule

BDNC Holy Listening Sessions – Updated Schedule The BDNC wants to hear your ideas, experiences and imaginings! June is a busy month for our Holy Listening Sessions. New sessions, marked with an asterisk, have been scheduled, adding to those listed in the last issue of The Mountain. Sessions have already occurred in Montpelier, Middlebury, St. …

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