[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Canon Martin W. Zlatic, rector of St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church in Boynton Beach, Florida, has been added to the slate of nominees to stand for election as bishop coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida.
The final number of nominees now stands at six after the diocesan Standing Committee announced five nominees on Oct. 14 and following a two-week petition period that led to Zlatic’s nomination.
The other nominees are:
- The Rev. Michael J. Battle, vicar, St. Titus Episcopal Church, Durham, North Carolina;
- The Very Rev. Dr. DeDe Duncan-Probe, rector, St. Peter’s in the Woods Episcopal Church, Fairfax Station, Virginia;
- The Very Rev. Peter Eaton, dean, St. John’s Cathedral, Denver, Colorado;
- The Rev. John C. N. Hall, rector, St. Boniface Episcopal Church, Sarasota, Florida; and
- The Rev. Allen F. Robinson, rector, St. James Episcopal Church, Baltimore, Maryland.
Detailed information about each nominee can be found here.
A bishop coadjutor is elected to replace the diocesan bishop upon retirement. The Rt. Rev. Leopold Frade, the incumbent diocesan bishop since 2000, will retire in January 2016. The election will be held in January 2015.
The Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida includes 76 congregations, with approximately 38,000 parishioners, from Key West north to Jensen Beach and west to Clewiston.