From information collected by both survey and listening sessions, the Bishop Search Committee has compiled a Diocesan Profile which creates a picture of our diocese and its people.
The Profile includes information about the state of Oklahoma, the history of the Diocese of Oklahoma, how it has shaped us and our ministries and programs, and the qualities we seek in our next bishop.
Applications for the Diocese of Oklahoma Bishop Coadjutor may be downloaded from the button below and includes detailed instructions on submission of materials.
The application period is June 3, 2019 to July 6, 2019.
If you know someone who should be considered as a candidate please forward to them the profile and application information or forward their contact information to us and we will contact them.
We humbly request that you keep our Search Committee, the Diocese of Oklahoma, and all applicants in your prayers as we proceed through the discernment process.
Mr. Richard Clements The Rev. Suzanne Mollison Co-Chair, Bishop Search Committee Co-Chair, Bishop Search Committee email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 405-570-7417 580-471-2339
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Over the course of the next few months the Search Committee will be listening to what the people of the diocese have to say about the gifts, strengths and experience our next Bishop should have, and also to their opinions about the goals the new Bishop should have as they prepare to lead our diocese. We need to know what you think. As such we are conducting a Survey of the people of the diocese (see the links above) and organizing Listening Sessions around the diocese to hear your thoughts on our new Bishop (see details above).
The Diocesan Profile will then be created during the Spring of 2019, and the final Diocesan Profile will be released on June 3rd.
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 ElectionAlmighty 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 DiscernmentGracious 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 KoniecznyHoly 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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