[Diocese of Maryland] After more than a year of prayer and discernment, on Dec. 15 the standing committee and the diocese’s Bishop Search Committee released its slate of candidates for bishop coadjutor of Maryland.
The candidates are as follows:
- The Rev. Carrie Schofield-Broadbent, canon to the ordinary for transition and church development, Diocese of Central New York;
- The Rev. Alissa Newton, canon for congregational development and leadership formation and vicar, St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, Kent, Washington, Diocese of Olympia;
- The Rev. Gregg Morris, rector, St. Andrew’s, Downers Grove, Illinois, Diocese of Chicago;
- The Rev. J. Randolph Alexander Jr., rector, Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill, Alexandria, Virginia, Diocese of Virginia.
Information on the candidates can be found here. Candidates will visit locations around the diocese in the new year for meet-and-greet sessions that will give clergy and communicants the opportunity to engage directly with them prior to the electing convention. The electing convention will be held on March 25, 2023, at St. John’s, Ellicott City.
“We are grateful for the faithful support of the people of the Diocese of Maryland; the Bishop Search Committee, whose dedication and hard work produced our slate; and to the Transition Committee, who will usher us into the next phase of the process,” the standing committee wrote.
The release of the slate also marks the beginning of the petition process, details of which can be found on the Bishop Search page. That process will close on Jan. 4, 2023.