Sunday, April 29, 2018

New bishop elected to lead Bethlehem Episcopal Diocese

From Reading-

Episcopalians in southeastern Pennsylvania have selected a new church leader.

In a vote Saturday, the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem chose the Rev. Canon Kevin D. Nichols as its next bishop, its ninth.

“I am thrilled to be joining with the people of the Diocese of Bethlehem to bear witness to the power of the resurrection in their communities,” Nichols said in a news release. “The momentum there is unmistakable and I can’t wait to see what God has in store for us together.”

Nichols was elected on the first ballot at Cathedral Church of the Nativity on Wyandotte Street in Bethlehem. He edged out the other candidate, the Rev. Canon Ruth Woodliff-Stanley, by a vote of 47-45 among lay representatives, and 43-28 among clergy, according to diocese results.

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