Search Committee


The search committee is responsible for receiving names of qualified candidates to serve as bishop, screening applications, interviewing candidates, prayerfully discerning the diocese' needs for episcopal leadership as informed by information gathered through the diocesan profile process, and recommending a slate of nominees for diocesan bishop to the Standing Committee.

The Standing Committee seeks members of the Search Committee who are experienced in the life and ministry of The Episcopal Church in Colorado and who represent the range of the diversity we find in our diocese including gender, race, age, laity/clergy, church size and region. These individuals will also need to commit to time and travel to carry out the assigned duties of the committee.

STanding committee charge to the search committee

  1. Attend Organizational Retreat Friday, February 9 through Saturday, February 10, 2018
  2. Appoint a non-voting chaplain to serve during work of Search Committee
  3. Meet frequently until job is completed
  4. Commit to attend all meetings; some overnights (all expenses paid); some conference calls
  5. Consider needs of the Diocese and Church above personal or local needs/wants
  6. Commit to a Permanent Covenant of Confidentiality in regard to information about candidates
  7. Provide frequent progress reports to the Standing Committee describing where the Search Committee is in the process and schedule without revealing information about candidates
  8. Consult with Profile Committee, Standing Committee, and Office of the Bishop as needed during Profile preparation
  9. Provide a slate of four candidates for Standing Committee in July 2018


The majority of bi-monthly meetings and interviews (flexible based on need) will take place via online zoom video conferences or in person as able. Members of the Search Committee should be able to commit to the following additional key dates:

  • Initial Meeting of Search Committee and Profile Committee: Thursday, January 18
  • Organizational Retreat: Friday, February 9 through Saturday, February 10 in the Colorado Springs area; location to be determined
  • Candidates Retreat: Thursday, May 10 through Saturday, May 12

Are you interested in being a part of the search committee? Please submit your information below and we will be in touch with you soon!