Sunday, June 6, 2010

Terry White elected new Episcopal bishop in Kentucky Diocese

From Kentucky-

After they elected their next bishop Saturday morning, Episcopalians in the Diocese of Kentucky had a short delay in contacting him with the good news.

That was because the Rev. Terry Allen White was busy at the cathedral that he pastors in Kansas City, Mo., serving as master of ceremonies for a ceremony of ordinations of new clergy.

"He's having a very rich day," Bishop Ted Gulick, who is retiring later this year, said after delegates elected White on the second ballot from among four nominees.

White, 50, who has been the dean of Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral in Kansas City since 2004, received 35 of 56 ballots among clergy and 40 of 76 ballots among lay delegates, giving him the required majority among both groups.

The convention then took a new vote to affirm his election by acclamation.

Gulick reached the bishop-elect after a few minutes -- White had arranged to be notified during his service regarding the voting results -- and told delegates on speaker phone he was "thrilled" to accept.

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