Whom We Seek

 Colorado Episcopal Service Corps Members at the summit of Pikes Peak. Photo courtesy The Reverend Canon Rebecca Crummey

Colorado Episcopal Service Corps Members at the summit of Pikes Peak. Photo courtesy The Reverend Canon Rebecca Crummey

WHOM WE SEEK:

 We know that the triune God calls us to move beyond what makes us comfortable, to serve an evolving world filled with both pain and joy. We seek a bishop with a deep love of the church who embraces an expansive view of ministry. We seek a bishop who will lead us, and those who join us in the coming years, to engage the ever-changing world in mission, with a hope for the future and confidence in the abiding presence of the Holy Spirit. 

 Clergy at the Annual Clergy Conference gather for a time of worship, learning, reflection, and prayer. Photos courtesy The Reverend Brian Winter

Clergy at the Annual Clergy Conference gather for a time of worship, learning, reflection, and prayer.
Photos courtesy The Reverend Brian Winter

To that end, using the resources of our regional structures, laity and clergy have over the past several months gathered to discern the type of person who would best serve as our next bishop. During our time together we have prayed, raised challenging questions, and listened to one another’s hopes, fears, and dreams for the future. People all across our diocese also took part in an online survey, the results of which helped shape this profile.

 The Reverend Michele Quinn and parishioners celebrate baptisms at St. Joseph Episcopal Church in Lakewood. Photo courtesy Marlene Logan

The Reverend Michele Quinn and parishioners celebrate baptisms at St. Joseph Episcopal Church in Lakewood. Photo courtesy Marlene Logan

 

From the results of our survey and regional meetings, we have discerned that the characteristics found in the pages linked on the left, would best serve our needs for our next bishop. We are also mindful, however, that no one person can live into all we would hope for. So, as potential candidates look over the information contained in these pages, we hope you will do so knowing that whoever you are, you will be received warmly, accepted for the gifts and talents God has given you, and supported by a wide variety of people who are eager to assist you in your ministry with us.

 Confirmations at Saint John's Cathedral with Bishop Winterrowd. Photo courtesy Fred Mast

Confirmations at Saint John's Cathedral with Bishop Winterrowd. Photo courtesy Fred Mast

 

Finally, we feel it is also important to say that The Episcopal Church in Colorado affirms The Episcopal Church’s stance on welcoming all people to the ministry of our church and does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or age, except as otherwise specified by the Canons of our church. In short, if you feel called to this important ministry, we encourage you to prayerfully submit your name.