October 2019
Bishop Announces Resignation/Retirement
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November 2019
Standing committee organizes for search process
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December 2019
Standing Committee sends information regarding the election of the Nominating Committee
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January 11, 2020
Convocation for the Election of the Nominating Committee
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February 7-8, 2020
Organizing and training retreat for the Nominating Committee and Standing Committee
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April 2020
Transition Committee Formed
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March 2021
Survey Released
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April 2021
Listening Sessions
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July 2021
Diocesan Profile Completed
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September - October 2021
Zoom interviews with applicants
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January 11-24, 2022
Discernment Retreat
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January 22, 2022
Slate Received
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March 10, 2022
Petitioners Announced
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March 21-26, 2022
Meet & greets with the 3 to 5 final candidates
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April 1 or 2, 2022 (Tentative)
Convention and Final Election
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The Elector Committee for the bishop search process convened on January 11, 2020, at the Episcopal Church Center of Utah. At this meeting, the committee elected the Search/Nominating Committee members for the bishop search process.

After the retreat, the Nominating and Standing Committee organized into subcommittees to start the search process and facilitate the work that needs to be done.

Those are: Listening/Focus Group Subcommittee and thee Profile Subcommittee.

The Transition Committee will play a role in planning and executing several major events, beginning with candidate meet & greets and the electing convention; will help care for the needs of the candidates, the bishop-elect, Bishop Hayashi, and their families; and will educate and inform the diocese throughout the transition.

More details coming soon.

The Bishop Search & Nomination Committee held Listening Sessions across the diocese beginning in August through early October. Input received from clergy and laypeople will help guide them as they prepare the Diocesan Profile.

The Diocesan Profile is a detailed description of the Diocese of Utah that helps those who are discerning a call to be the next bishop learn more about the diocese and its people.

Zoom Interviews with applicants

Select applicants are invited to a retreat with members of the Search & Nomination Committee for extended conversation and mutual discernment.

Following the Discernment Retreat, the Search & Nomination Committee presents a slate of nominees to the Standing Committee.

Meet & Greets will be held across the diocese prior to the electing convention. Candidates for bishop will meet with the people of the Diocese of Utah to share their leadership vision and answer questions. Clergy and lay delegates to the Electing Convention are especially encouraged to attend as we discern who is called to be our next bishop.

Ordination and Consecration of the 12th Bishop of the Diocese of Utah

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