Saturday, June 17, 2017

Memphis Episcopal bishop to resign in 2019

From Memphis-

The Episcopal bishop in Memphis plans to resign in 2019 when he turns 70, two years before his mandatory retirement age.

"I'm in good health and I love what I do, but it's time," Bishop Don Johnson said Friday. "This will give the diocese time to start the search process for a new leader."

The Rt. Rev. Don Johnson has been bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee since 2001.

He sent a letter Thursday to the diocese's Standing Committee calling for the election of his successor. The committee will oversee the nomination and election process for a new bishop, which generally takes 18-24 months.

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