Wednesday, June 15, 2011

New COO: ‘It’s a Leadership Task

From The Living Church-

For the Rt. Rev. Stacy F. Sauls, Bishop of Lexington, joining the staff of Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori means leaving his diocese at a time he describes as especially rewarding. Sauls will become the Episcopal Church’s chief operating officer September 1.

“After ten years, I’m beginning to get the hang of this bishop thing,” Sauls, 55, said when addressing his diocesan convention in February.

The new job also means working for a friend who began her episcopal ministry in Nevada soon after Sauls became a bishop.

“We’re contemporaries in the House of Bishops,” he said in an interview with The Living Church. “We first came to know each other in February 2001. I was a brand-new bishop, and she was about to become a bishop.”

The idea of his becoming COO “began with some colleagues at the House of Bishops meeting who approached me and said they thought I would be good at this,” he said.

More here-

No comments: