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Update on Bishop Search, March 25, 2019

Nominations and Applications closed Friday March 15. We received over 40 applications. Candidates were contacted by both phone and email and had until Friday March 22 to submit the requested documents. The Nominating/Search committee will now begin the process of assessment using a common rubric for the documents submitted. The candidates who will move forward to the next stage in the process will be contacted and phone interviews with teams of committee members will be set up. Additional materials will be requested and submitted. Those not moving forward will also be notified. Face to face interviews will be conducted with candidates who move forward following the phone interviews. These will take place in early June. 

The committee asks your prayers as we move through this discernment process. We pray God’s guiding hand will be with each of us as we move through this assessment period. Please join us in using the prayer below as we move into this important phase of the process.

Gracious and loving God, who speaks to us in the deep places of our hearts, grant us the wisdom to listen for your voice and to follow your will in our lives. We humbly ask that you guide us as we seek a shepherd for the Diocese of Southern Virginia. Support with your grace those that you have chosen to respond to this call. Let your Holy Spirit so direct them and us, that together we may discern your call for the next Bishop of the Diocese of Southern Virginia.  We ask this in the precious name of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Pam Pringle
Chair Nominating/Search Committee

Election & Consecration Dates Set

The Bishop Diocesan Pro Tempore and Standing Committee of the Diocese of Southern Virginia invite you to save the following dates:

  • September 21, 2019 Election of the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Southern Virginia. Election will be held at Dinwiddie High School, 11501 Boisseau Road in Dinwiddie.
  • February 1, 2020 Consecration of the 11th Bishop Of the Diocese of Southern Virginia. The Most Reverend Michael Curry presiding. Location TBA, likely near Williamsburg.


Bishop Hollerith's Address to Annual Council, Feb. 16, 2018

Update from Standing Committee, May 10, 2018

Application for Search and Transition Committees, May 15, 2018

Update from Standing Committee, July 25, 2018

Bishop Search committee members named, August 20, 2018

Update from Standing Committee, September 27, 2018

Convocation Listening Sessions, November 7, 2018

Bishop James Magness called as Bishop Diocesan Pro Tempore, December 11, 2018

Diocesan Profile is live, February 1, 2019

Bishop election date and location set, April 18, 2019


Last Published: April 18, 2019 2:04 PM