Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Nebraska Nominates Three for Bishop

From The Living Church-

The Diocese of Nebraska has announced three nominees in the search for its 11th bishop. The nominees are:

The Rev. J. Scott Barker, 47, rector, Christ Church, Warwick, N.Y.

The Rev. Margaret Duncan Holt Sammons, 62, co-rector, St. Michael’s in the Hills Church, Toledo, Ohio.

The Rev. Canon Sarah J. Shofstall, 59, canon to the ordinary, Diocese of Western Massachusetts.

The diocese will accept nominees by petition until March 31. Its current bishop, the Rt. Rev. Joe Godwin Burnett, will resign the same day. He has accepted a call to serve as an assistant bishop in the Diocese of Maryland, effective April 1.

An electing convention is scheduled for June 4 at Saint Mark’s Pro-Cathedral, Hastings.


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