Candidates for the 10th Bishop
of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota
A Message
from the Standing Committee
The Standing Committee is pleased to announce three petition candidates for the 10th Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota:
  • The Rev. Kara Wagner Sherer, Rector, St. John's Episcopal Church, Chicago, Illinois
  • The Rev. Canon Robert Two Bulls, Vicar, All Saints Indian Mission; Missioner for the Department of Indian Work and Multicultural Ministries
  • The Rev. Erika von Haaren, Vicar/COO, Saint Barnabas on the Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona

These individuals will be joining previously announced candidates:

  • The Rev. Canon Abbott Bailey, Canon to the Ordinary, Diocese of California
  • The Very Rev. Craig Loya, Dean, Trinity Cathedral, Omaha, Nebraska

All five of these individuals will appear on the ballot during the special electing convention for the tenth bishop of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota on January 25th, 2020. A service of ordination and consecration is expected to take place on June 6th, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


The Rev. Deborah Brown
President, ECMN Standing Committee
Information about each candidate can be viewed online at .
Upcoming Events
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Bishop Candidate Road Trip
Below find information about the Road Trip, which offers everyone in ECMN an opportunity to meet and interact with each of the candidates. There will be opportunities to participate in several of these forums online. Click here for more information about these events.

At forums, you’ll hear from each candidate about their faith, their vision, and how they think we might join the work of the Holy Spirit here in ECMN in the coming years.

January 13: 1pm Forum, St. Christopher’s, Roseville
January 13: 6:30pm Forum, St. Paul’s, Duluth
January 14: 6pm Forum, Mahnomen, White Earth
January 15: 6pm Forum & Conversation, Bishop Whipple Mission/St. Cornelia’s Church, Morton
January 16: 6pm Forum, The Inn at Shattuck-St. Mary’s, Faribault
January 17: 6pm Closing Celebration & Forum, St. Mark’s Cathedral, Minneapolis

ECMN Electing Convention
On Saturday January 25th, 2020, lay delegates and canonically resident clergy are welcome to St. Mark’s Cathedral at 9am to elect the 10th Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota. Click here for more information.

If you are a Canonically Resident Clergyperson or a Certified Lay Delegate from a faith community and you have not registered for the electing convention yet, please click here to register today!

For all others, there will be a livestream of the electing convention on the ECMN Facebook Page.

The Rev. Deborah Brown, President
Ms. Laura Bathke, Vice President

The Rev. Devon Anderson
The Rev. Amelia Arthur
Mr. Chris Commers
Ms. Sue Grove
The Rev. Siri Hustad
Ms. Julia New-Landrum
The Rev. Blair Pogue
Ms. Alexis Roy
The Rev. Ramona Scarpace
Mr. Rich Simons