Our standing committee has approved the following individuals to stand for election in the search for our fifth bishop. The petition candidates are listed alphabetically by last name. To learn about all of the candidates, including the Rev. Canon Susan Brown Snook, please visit the diocesan website .

The Rev. Roy Hoffman, DMin

The Rev. Roy Hoffman is chaplain-in-residence at St. Peter's, Del Mar and command chaplain at the San Diego Naval Base. He is a member of the diocesan task force on compassionate care for victims of clergy sexual misconduct and a certified trainer in the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. A native of Washington DC, he is also a Cherokee citizen and father to one daughter, Ruby.


The Rev. Michael S. Tinnon, DMin

The Rev. Michael S. Tinnon, DMin, is currently the interim priest at St. David's, San Diego-Clairemont. He has served for over 25 years in the US Army chaplain corps and Air Force providing spiritual care and guidance to military members and their families. He is a published children's author, father of three, and grandfather of three.


Walkabout Events

The Rev. Roy Hoffman, the Rev. Canon Susan Brown Snook, and the Rev. Michael Tinnon will participate in walkabout events around our diocese. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend one of the following.

Sunday, January 13, 2:30-4 p.m.*
St. Paul's Cathedral, 2728 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
*Note corrected time

Monday, January 14, 7-9 p.m.
St. Margaret's, 47535 Highway 74, Palm Desert, CA 92260

Tuesday, January 15, 7-9 p.m.
St. Peter's, 334 Fourteenth Street, Del Mar, CA 92014

Wednesday, January 16, 7-9 p.m.
St. Philip the Apostle, 2660 Hardy Drive, Lemon Grove, CA 91945

Thursday, January 17, 7-9 p.m.
St. John's, 760 First Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Friday, January 18, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
St. Bartholomew's, 16275 Pomerado Road, Poway, CA 92024



Special Electing Convention

The Rev. Roy Hoffman, the Rev. Canon Susan Brown Snook, and the Rev. Michael Tinnon will stand for election at our special convention on Saturday, February 2 at St. Bartholomew's, Poway. Check-in opens at 8 a.m. The Eucharist and business begin at 9 a.m. Registration is required. If you have any questions about the electing convention, please contact Scott Crispell .

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