Town Hall Meetings
Would you like to have a voice in selecting the new bishop of the diocese?
Well, now’s your chance!
The bishop nominating committee is inviting you to join us at the following listening sessions:
Saturday, November 18, 1 p.m.
All Souls’, 1475 Catalina Blvd, San Diego
Wednesday, November 29, 6:30 p.m.
St. Michael's, 2775 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad
Thursday, November 30, 7:30 p.m.
St. Dunstan’s, 6556 Park Ridge Blvd, San Diego
Members of the nominating committee will be present to guide discussion and answer questions. The listening session will be a two to three hour gathering of all interested members of the diocese to answer a set of pre-determined questions. Responses to these questions will provide the basis for the diocesan profile to be posted online by February 2018. We hope you can attend and participate in this important process of calling a new bishop.
If you are unable to make these listening sessions, or it may be a bit far from home, stay tuned for the announcement of a listening session at parish near you.
Calendar of Key Milestones
Welcome to the first edition of The Episcopate Post. This is the mechanism by which the bishop nominating committee of the Diocese of San Diego will report to the diocese on progress and status and communicate upcoming events and participation opportunities.
The nominating committee retreat provided a great orientation for the committee which we, the communication and education sub committee, would like to share with you. Going forward we will provide a report on the progress of each major step in the process including the achievement of key milestones and the plans of each sub-committee for the following month.
The work of the nominating committee is broken down into functional areas, each with a team, objectives, and plans. The functional areas are:
We have created a rough calendar of key milestones for our work together. We’ll update this calendar and providing more detailed information as it becomes available.
And, if you’d like to see the membership of the subcommittees, click here.
The Communication and Education Subcommittee
Standing Committee Update #11
October 26, 2017
Bishop Nominating Committee Report
Our retreat was led by the Rev. L. Ann Hallisey, search consultant, and was held at the beautiful Mission San Luis Rey de Francia in Oceanside Oct. 13-14. The Rev. Hallisey is a member of a long-standing consulting group designed to assist dioceses across the country in their search for a bishop; and she will be working with the nominating committee, all sub-committees and the yet to be named transition committee throughout the extent of the process.
The retreat was a wonderful mix of prayer, contemplation, structured team-building, organization, communication, education and preparation for the discernment process to present a diverse slate of three to five candidates by November 16, 2018; following with the election of the fifth bishop of San Diego.
The nominating committee is a diverse group of 18 people from all parts of the diocese, with gifts to match the tall task at hand. The last day of the retreat gave the nominating committee members an opportunity to self-select into sub-committees and define their roles and responsibilities.
Members of the sub-committees expressed energy and passion around each of the committees where they chose to serve. The five sub-committees formed at the retreat are:
The tasks and timelines set for the nominating committee are many; but will be accomplished through the partnership with the standing committee and our search consultant.
The first tasks on the calendar of events are: offering diocesan-wide regional listening sessions, and surveys to everyone in the diocese. The sessions and surveys will provide information to develop the profile of our diocese for prospective nominees to read, get to know who we are and what our hopes and aspirations are for our new bishop.
Work is already underway by all the sub-committees to begin with several listening sessions before the diocesan convention in November. At the convention, there will also be workshops about the listening sessions and an opportunity for leaders in the diocese to sign up to host additional listening sessions in their area. The target deadline for completing the listening sessions and surveys is mid-December.
The profile sub-committee is already working on compiling the data and pictures from around the diocese and researching history and accomplishments of the past, including where the diocese is today, in its ministries and community development. The sub-committee is also developing the website where they will post the profile.
Once the listening sessions and surveys are reviewed, the profile sub-committee will develop the profile to include the data from the sessions and survey. This will provide a clear, prayerfully-considered description of our diocese for all prospective bishop nominees to consider as they discern their call to be the next shepherd of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego.
Mr. Ed Walsh and the Rev. Pamela Rieger,
Nominating Committee Co-Chairs