Fond du Lac bishop candidates announced

Posted Jul 26, 2013

[Diocese of Fond du Lac] The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Fond du Lac has announced July 26 a slate of 3 candidates for election as their next bishop. Your prayers are asked for the candidates, the diocese and for the working of the Holy Spirit through the electing process.

The three candidates are:

  • The Rev. Matthew Alan Gunter, Rector, St. Barnabas, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, Diocese of Chicago
  • The Rev. Eric Christopher Mills, Rector, St. Anne’s, De Pere, Wisconsin, Diocese of Fond du Lac
  • The Very Rev. William Willoughby, III, Rector, St. Paul’s, Savannah, Georgia, Diocese of Georgia

A petition process for submitting the names of additional candidates will continue until August 8th, when all nominations will be closed.

The next bishop will be elected during the 139th Annual Diocesan Convention on October 19th at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Fond du Lac. The ordination and consecration of the next bishop is scheduled for April 24th, 2014 and will take place at the facilities of Appleton Alliance Church.

Further details about the diocese and the election of its next bishop are available at

The bishop-elect will be the eighth diocesan bishop and succeed the Rt. Rev. Russell E. Jacobus, who has served as diocesan bishop since 1994.