Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

The discernment process for the next Episcopal bishop of Minnesota is in full swing! The ECMN Standing Committee anticipates this process to be intensive, exciting, generous, faithful, participatory, and inclusive. There will be many ways to participate: as a member of an existing governing body, as a member of the Search or Transition Committees, as members of the ECMN household who pray daily for the search and transition process, as participants in giving feedback for the ECMN profile, or in a candidate “walk-about” and collective discernment.

It’s “all-hands-on-deck" time, and a life-giving, hopeful process will require the gifts, prayers, patience, and engagement of all members of our beloved church in Minnesota.

Welcome aboard!

If you are discerning participation on the bishop Search Committee, please read through this Search Committee job description . Please consider the responsibilities associated with the Search Committee, and spend some time in contemplation and prayer.

Of the many ways to participate in the bishop search process, is membership on the Search Committee the way that best aligns with your gifts, time, and talent?

If you discern the answer to that question is “yes,” then please complete this online application by Friday, January 4, 2019 . You will receive a response from the Standing Committee by Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Faithfully,

The Rev. Debbie Brown, President
Laura Bathke, Vice President

The Rev. Devon Anderson
The Rev. Justin Chapman
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