Monday, October 19, 2009

UPPER SOUTH CAROLINA: Five nominees announced for bishop election

From ENS-

The Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina on October 16 announced a slate of five candidates for the bishop election to be held on December 12.
The candidates are:

The Very Rev. John B. Burwell, rector, Church of the Holy Cross, Sullivan's Island, Daniel Island and I'on, South Carolina;
The Rev. Canon Neal O. Michell, canon to the ordinary, Episcopal Diocese of Dallas;
The Rev. David F. O. Thompson, rector, St. Bartholomew's Church, North Augusta, South Carolina;
The Rev. W. Andrew Waldo, rector, Trinity Episcopal Church, Excelsior, Minnesota; and
The Rev. Jerre Stockton Williams, Jr., rector, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Kerrville, Texas.
Additional information about the nominees, including video presentations, is available here.

Two walk-abouts, designed to allow certified delegates to the electing convention and other interested people to meet the candidates and ask them questions, are scheduled for the weekend of November 21-22.

The person elected as the eighth bishop of Upper South Carolina, providing he receives the required number of consents from diocesan bishops and standing committees, will succeed Bishop Dorsey Henderson, who is retiring after having served the diocese since 1995. The consecration is set for May 22, 2010.

Based in Columbia, South Carolina, the Diocese of Upper South Carolina is made up of 64 congregations in 22 counties in the upper part of the state.

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