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Search for the Eleventh Bishop of Southern Virginia

On February 16, 2018, at the 126th Annual Council of Southern Virginia, Bishop Hollerith announced his retirement. On February 28, 2018, Bishop Todd Ousley, from the Presiding Bishop's Office of Pastoral Development who oversees the transition process for the Episcopal Church, met with the diocesan Standing Committee to outline the search and transition process. The Standing Committee, with The Rev. Conor Alexander as President, will oversee the search and transition process as Southern Virginia elects Bishop Hollerith's successor.

Below are links to announcements and other information about the status of the search process.

Standing Committee receiving applications for Bishop Search and Transition Committees

May 15, 2018

Dear Friends in Southern Virginia,
Your Standing Committee is pleased to announce that we are now taking applications for the Search and Transition Committees as we call a new Bishop to lead our Diocese. Please see the link below for the application. Working on these committees will involve email, so it's very important for you to submit your application electronically to susan@susangrimm.com. Please prayerfully consider your application, and together we will seek God's will for our next Bishop of Southern Virginia.
In Christ's peace,
The Standing Committee of Southern Virginia

  • The Search and Nomination Committee interviews and selects candidates to present to Standing Committee for nomination as the next Bishop of Southern Virginia.
  • The Transition Committee's key responsibilities include walkabouts, assist in the election process, ordination & consecration in conjunction with the Diocesan Liturgical Commission, and pastoral care of those in the process.

Search and Transition Committees application form  
This is a PDF form. To complete the form: (1) download the document and save it on your computer; (2) open the saved file and complete it; save it; (3) email the saved file to susan@susangrimm.com.


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


So Southern Virginia Wants to Elect a Bishop...

Last Published: May 16, 2018 11:49 AM