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Between March 7-17, 2019, the Bishop Search Committee conducted a survey of the opinions of the members of Diocese of Oklahoma. The survey was open to the approximately 16,000 baptized members and 591 surveys were completed resulting in a sample size that provided a 3.95% margin of error with a confidence rate of 95%. This survey, along with the listening sessions, provided the Search Committee with tremendous insight into the desired qualities we seek in the Bishop Co-Adjutor. We're pleased to share the results with you below.

Bishop Search Survey Results


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The Rev. Mary Ann Hill, President of the Standing Committee, wants to share with the diocese that following the announcement by our Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Edward J. Konieczny of his intent to resign and retire on January 1, 2021, the Standing Committee has met with a representative of the Presiding Bishop's Office, engaged the services of a Bishop's Search Consultant and has formed a Search and Nominating Committee to discern candidates for the 6th Bishop of Oklahoma.

Search and Nominating Committee

The members of the committee are:

Mr. Richard Clements (Committee Co-Chair)
All Soul's, Oklahoma City

The Rev. Suzanne Mollison (Committee Co-Chair)
St. Paul's, Altus

The Rev. Emily Schnabl (Chaplain)
St. Christopher's, Midwest City

The Rev. Tim Baer 
Grace, Yukon

Mr. Jorge de la Cruz
Santa Maria la Virgen, Oklahoma City

The Rev. Tom Dahlman
Emmanuel, Shawnee

Mr. Blake Dutcher
St. Andrew's, Lawton

Mrs. Donna Farrior
Trinity, Tulsa

Mrs. Julia Harris
St. John's, Norman

Mr. Jaron Hill
Grace, Yukon

Mrs. Becky Liehr
St. Luke's, Bartlesville

Mr. Matt Livingood
St. Dunstan's, Tulsa

The Rev. Dana Orwig
St. John's, Oklahoma City

Mr. Andy Richardson
Christ Church, Tulsa

The Rev. John Toles
St. Matthews, Enid

The Rev. Gloria Walters
St. Luke's, Idabel
St. Mark's, Hugo
St. James', Antlers

The Rev. Erin Jean Warde
St. Luke's, Ada

The Rev. Chris Yoder
All Soul's, Oklahoma City

 

Prayers

We ask you to please join us in holding our Diocese, the Nominations Committee and Standing Committee, and Bishop Ed and Debbie in your prayers:

 A Prayer for a Bishop Election
Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a Bishop for this Diocese, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (p. 818, BCP)

A Prayer for Discernment
Gracious God, you call each of us to ministries of love and service for your people: Guide each person who will help choose the next bishop for your flock in the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma. Give the gift of discernment to the nominating committee and the standing committee, that they may wisely choose candidates who would fill the role of bishop with honor and grace. Awake in each person who may be called to apply to become our bishop a sense of true searching and humble submission to your will. Inspire every voter to enter the discernment process prayerfully and carefully, that our next bishop may lead this diocese to answer your call. We pray this in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Prayer for Bishop Ed and Debbie Konieczny
Holy Father, we give thanks for the ministry of Bishop Ed and Debbie in the Diocese of Oklahoma. For the love they have given our church, for the relationships we have built with them, and for the mission we have shared together, we offer our gratitude. As they enter a new season of life, fill them with your grace, that each new day may be holy and grace-filled, and that they may find that this transition brings them joy, peace, and fulfillment. All this we ask in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


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