[Diocese of Georgia] The Rev. Frank Logue has been elected the 11th bishop to lead the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia. Currently the canon to the ordinary for the diocese, he was elected Nov.16 on the first ballot during an election that took place in the Lane-Nessmith Center at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro. Logue received 78 votes from lay delegates and 64 votes from the clergy order; 44 votes were the minimum needed for clergy and 70 for lay.
“I am grateful to be called by God through this election to lead this part of the body of Christ which consistently puts Jesus at the center,” said Logue. “We have many great partnerships with other denominations, and I look forward to deepening our relationships and strengthening the bonds that unite us in Christ.”
“On behalf of the Standing Committee, I would like to congratulate the Rev. Canon Frank Logue who has been elected to become the 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia. I would also like to extend heartfelt thanks to all of the candidates who stood for the election. I’m very excited for the future of the Diocese as we begin a new chapter in our ministry under the leadership of Bishop-elect Logue,” said the Rev. Al Crumpton, president of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia’s Standing Committee, “I believe that clergy and lay leaders from all of our congregations are looking forward to joining Bishop-elect Logue in our shared ministry of spreading the good news of Jesus, and to serve the world as the Body of Christ.”
The other nominees were:
- The Rev. Rob Brown, rector, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Spartanburg, South Carolina.
- The Rev. Lonnie Lacy, rector, St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, Tifton, Georgia.
- The Ven. Jennifer McKenzie, Archdeacon of Wigan and West Lancashire, Diocese of Liverpool, Church of England
- The Rev. Canon John Thompson-Quartey, canon for mission development and congregational vitality, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta
The 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia will be consecrated in a service to be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 30 at the Johnny Mercer Theater in Savannah. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will officiate and will also preach at a Eucharist to be held at 11 a.m. on May 31 in Forsyth Park.
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