[Episcopal News Service] The Standing Committee of the Diocese of West Texas has presented six potential nominees for bishop coadjutor.
The potential nominees, all of whom are from the diocese, have provided biographical data, as well as answers to eight questions given to them by the Standing Committee. Each potential nominee’s profile can be viewed individually, or as a booklet here.
The potential nominees are:
- The Rev. Scott Brown, 39, rector, St. Alban’s, Harlingen, Texas;
- The Rev. Ram Lopez, 50, rector, St. George’s, San Antonio;
- The Rev. Jim Nelson, 64, rector, St. John’s, McAllen;
- The Rev. David Read, 49, rector, St. Luke’s, San Antonio;
- The Rt. Rev. David Reed, 57, bishop suffragan, Diocese of West Texas;
- The Rev. Robert Woody, 61, rector, Reconciliation, San Antonio.
The election is scheduled to take place on Oct. 25, at TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas a high school in San Antonio.
The six are referred to as “potential nominees” because the first ballot of the election will serve as a formal nominating ballot to enable them to become nominees for bishop coadjutor, according to a description of the process here.
The bishop coadjutor will eventually succeed Bishop Gary Lillibridge who in February called for the coadjutor. Lillibridge, 58, was elected bishop in October 2003 and was ordained to that office in February 2004. He will retire in 2017 at which point the coadjutor will become the diocesan bishop.
Consecration of the new coadjutor is set for Feb. 28, 2015.