Since January 2011 I have participated--as Vice Chair of the Bishop Search and Nomination Committee--in the diocesan effort to find a successor to our present bishop, who retires in January 2013.
After a momentous period of discussion, listening, learning, prayer, reflection, and discernment, on May 19th our diocese elected a wonderful priest. A month ago, at the General Convention in Indianpolis, the whole church--House of Bishops and House of Deputies--consented to our election.
At about noontime today, the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, and a host of other bishops from New England and around the country and even the Roman Catholic church--consecrated him a bishop.
As you can see from the photo, I'm feeling very pleased and thankful about the result. Looking forward to the next chapter...