A Prayer of Thanksgiving for a New Bishop


Holy Almighty God, from age to age you call forth and anoint shepherds to tend your flock. We celebrate your calling forth our new bishop, the Rev. Kym Lucas, to lead us forward in faith. As we joyfully welcome her as bishop, pour forth the gifts from your Holy Spirit to strengthen her for ministry. Through her faithful response to your call, may she come to know the vibrant faith, love, and support of the people of The Episcopal Church in Colorado.

And we give thanks for the ministry and faith of the Rev. Canon Ruth Woodliff-Stanley, who offered herself, her life and ministry, in discernment with us for bishop. Continue to pour into her a lively sense of your presence, filling her with your holy spirit, and blessing the fruits of her prayers and the work she does for your people and our Church. We offer these prayers through Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Bishop Search Process

The Standing Committee outlined a timeline for the search for our new bishop. As a part of this process, we had a Profile Committee, a Search Committee, and a Transition Committee; each with a specific scope of work. All three committees worked in tandem in prayer, organization, and fellowship.

Bishop-elect: The rev. Kym Lucas

The Rev. Kimberly (Kym) Lucas was chosen as the 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Colorado during its 131st Annual Convention held at Saint John’s Cathedral in Denver. Lucas has served as Rector of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. since January 2012.