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THE FORMATION OF TWO IMPORTANT COMMITTEES:

THE COMMITTEE FOR THE NOMINATION OF A BISHOP, hereafter referred to as THE SEARCH AND NOMINATION COMMITTEE, and THE TRANSITIONS COMMITTEE

The Standing Committee oversees the process of episcopal transition, taking on a role that is very similar to the role of the vestry in a rector search. The Office of the Bishop will not be involved in the search process for a new bishop, except to help occasionally with some of the administrative tasks involved in the process of transition.

To carry out much of the work involved in seeking, electing, and consecrating a new bishop, the Standing Committee has formed two committees – the Committee for the Nomination of a Bishop, hereafter referred to as the Search and Nomination Committee, and the Transitions Committee. Each committee has an equal number of clergy and lay members, and is broadly representative of the diocese.

All those who serve on either the Search and Nomination Committee or the Transitions Committee must keep in mind that the process of episcopal transition must be centered on prayer and discernment. The process is not about advancing a particular interest or agenda, or seeking candidates who are a good personal fit with those involved in the search, nomination, and election process. If the diocese is to have a successful episcopal transition, it must be clear to all involved in the process that there is only one goal: discerning God’s will for the Diocese of Michigan.

If you have questions regarding either the Search and Nomination Committee or the Transitions Committee: please feel free to reach out to Ann Putallaz, President of the Standing Committee, at annp1025@yahoo.com.


THE SEARCH AND NOMINATION COMMITTEE 

With deep gratitude for this diocese’s willingness to be part of the process of episcopal transition,
The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan has selected:

 

Anthony Cartagena, St. Michael and All Angels, Lincoln Park
Jeff Faistenhammer, Saint James, Grosse Ile
Kristin Kahrs, St. Mary’s In-the-Hills, Lake Orion
Christine Modey, St. Clare of Assisi, Ann Arbor
Josephine Powell, Christ Church, Detroit
Clement Rajaratnam Prabakaran, Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Detroit
Kathleen Walworth, St. Michael & All Angels, Cambridge Junction
RaeLee Baxter, Emmaus
Veronica Dunbar, Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Detroit
Maryjane Peck, St. Michael’s, Grosse Pointe Woods
Nikki Seger, St Michael’s Episcopal Church, Lansing
Susie Shaefer, St. John’s, Clinton
Timothy Spannaus, St. John’s, Royal Oak
Eric Williams, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Rochester

 


THE TRANSITIONS COMMITTEE

 

With deep gratitude for this diocese’s willingness to be part of the process of episcopal transition,
The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan has selected:
The Rev. Julia Huttar Bailey (Chair) Trinity, Farmington Hills
George Swan III (Vice-Chair), Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Detroit
Karen Brown, Grace, Detroit
Bruce Cann, St., Matthew/St. Joseph, Detroit
The Rev. Steve Domienik, St. John, Westland and Nativity, Bloomfield Twp.
Anthony Estes, Candidate for Ordination, Christ Church Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills
Sandra Garbovan, St. Michael and All Angels, Lincoln park
The Rev. Keith Mackenzie, Archdeacon (not assigned to a parish)
The Rev. Brian Shaffer, Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Detroit
The Rev. Beth Taylor, St. John, Royal Oak
Felicity Thompson, St. Andrew, Ann Arbor
John Wakevainen, Christ Church Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills

 

Questions? Feel free to reach out to Ann Putallaz, President of the Standing Committee, at annp1025@yahoo.com.

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