Nominees for Presiding Bishop

Pictured below from left to right are the nominees: Bishops Breidenthal, Curry, Douglas, and Smith.

The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop announced the names of the bishops it will nominate this summer to succeed Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. The four names will be formally submitted to the General Convention during a joint session on June 26, the day prior to the day set for the election by the House of Bishops of the 27th presiding bishop. The nominees are:

  • The Rt. Rev. Thomas Breidenthal, 64, Diocese of Southern Ohio
  • The Rt. Rev. Michael Curry, 62, Diocese of North Carolina
  • The Rt. Rev. Ian Douglas, 56, Diocese of Connecticut
  • The Rt. Rev. Dabney Smith, 61, Diocese of Southwest Florida

The committee’s formal announcement, along with biographical information about each nominee, is posted on the General Convention website: Presiding Bishop Nominees.


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