An Update on the Bishop Search and Transition Process

Bishop Search logo - CopyThe Search Committee has already begun their work of listening to the people of
The Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee in order for them to develop an
accurate profile of our Diocese. This is a vital step in discerning the
qualities and gifts we are seeking for our next Bishop, and the Search
Committee wants as much data as they can gather.

 The Online Survey

The first way the Committee will gather data will be through a detailed online
survey about the Diocese and our hopes for our next Bishop. The survey will
take about 30 minutes to complete and must be completed in a single session. We
hope you will set aside half an hour to share your perspective. To start, please click here to take the survey.

If someone is not able to access the survey on a computer, we can provide a
paper copy. The Search Committee really does want to hear from everyone possible!


Holy Listening
Sessions — Save the Date!

In addition to the online survey, the Search Committee will also be gathering
data by hosting eight Listening Sessions throughout the Diocese during Lent.
You are encouraged to attend one of the following sessions to provide your

Monday, February 19,
2018:  Grace-St. Luke's, Memphis, 5:30-7:30 PM

Saturday, February
24, 2018:  St. Luke's, Jackson, 9:30-11:30 AM

Tuesday, February,
27, 2018:  All Saint's, Memphis, 5:30-7:30 PM

Wednesday, February
28, 2018:  Emmanuel, Memphis, 5:30-7:30 PM

Saturday March 3,
2017:  St. Mary's,  Dyersburg, 9:30-11:30 AM

Sunday, March 4,
2018:  St. George's, Germantown, 1:30-3:30 PM

Thursday, March 8,
2018:  St. Matthew's, Covington, 5:30-7:30 PM

Monday, March 12,
2018:  Grace, Paris, 5:30-7:30 PM

The Website

The Search Committee is building a website to share news and other information
about the Search and Transition process. There’s not a lot of content yet, but
over time, you will find everything you need to know at:

We hope that you will take the time to get involved and make your contribution.
On behalf of the Search Committee, thank you in advance for taking the time to
make a difference in this critically important decision in the life of our


Gayle McCarty+ and
Lavonnie Perry Claybon, co-chairs, Search Committee

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