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[ENS] Bishops elected to nominating committee

From "Mika Larson" <>
Date Thu, 7 Aug 2003 13:58:02 -0400

August 7, 2003

Bishops elected to nominating committee

by David Skidmore
[ENS] Episcopal representation on the committee charged with presenting
a slate of candidates for the election the next presiding bishop in 2006
includes two bishops suffragan, one of whom is the only female and only
black bishop to serve on the committee. 

In its final action during the Wednesday afternoon session, the House of
Bishops elected the following bishops to the Joint Nominating Committee
for the Election of the Presiding Bishop: Gayle Harris, suffragan of
Massachusetts, Province I; Gladstone Adams, bishop of Central New York,
Province II; Peter Lee, bishop of Virginia, Province III; Duncan Gray
III, bishop of Mississippi, Province IV; Kenneth Price, suffragan of
Southern Ohio, Province V; Bruce Caldwell, bishop of Wyoming, Province
VI; Donald Wimberly, bishop of Texas, Province VII; Jerry Lamb, bishop
of Northern California, Province VIII; and David Alvarez, bishop of
Puerto Rico, Province IX.

The new membership reflects the current composition of the House of
Bishops. The new committee will also have slightly less ethnic and
cultural diversity. Like the current committee, just one
African-American bishop - Gayle Harris - will be on the committee. The
single African American bishop on the present committee is Wendell
Gibbs, Jr., of Michigan. Only one Latin bishop was elected - David
Alvarez - whereas the 2000-2003 committee had three (Leo Alard of Texas,
Lloyd Allen of Honduras  and Julio Cesar Holguin of the Dominican

The House of Deputies was scheduled to elect its members to the
committee Thursday afternoon; The Rev. George Werner, president of the
House of Deputies will also appoint two person between the ages of 16-21
to teh committee.

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