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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.

The Nominating Committee

Pam Pringle, Committee Chair - St. John's, Hampton
Rusty Bishop - St. Timothy's, Clarksville
The Rev. Andy Buchanan - Galilee, Virginia Beach
Isabel Burch - Bruton Parish, Williamsburg
Jim Chapman - St. Luke's, Powhatan
The Very Rev. Dale Custer - St. John's, Chesterfield
The Rev. Rick Greenwood - St. Paul's, Petersburg
Gretchen Hood - Old Donation, Virginia Beach
Carolyn Kelly - St. James, Portsmouth
The Very Rev. Dr. Nancy Meck - Johns Memorial, Farmville
The Rev. Deacon Genevieve Nelson - Good Shepherd, Norfolk
Helen Sharpe-Williams - Grace, Norfolk
The Rev. Grant Stokes - Trinity, Portsmouth
The Rev. Samantha Vincent-Alexander - St. John's, Hampton
Charles Wootton - St. Luke's, Blackstone

The Transition Committee

The Rev. Chris Epperson, Committee Chair - Bruton Parish, Williamsburg
The Rev. Anne Dale - Advent, Norfolk
Dosh Jackson - St. Francis, Virginia Beach
Sabrina Miles - Emmanuel, Hampton
Linda Rogers - Hungars, Bridgetown
Cleo Sheild - Johns Memorial, Farmville
Anne Stiles - St. Luke's, Blackstone
Alice Webley - All Saints, Virginia Beach


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


So Southern Virginia Wants to Elect a Bishop...

Last Published: August 28, 2018 1:01 PM