New Jersey accepting nominations for bishop

Posted Jul 3, 2012

[Diocese of New Jersey] The Diocese of New Jersey Episcopal Election Committee (EEC) announced July 2 that it is seeking the names of men and women for consideration as the twelfth bishop of the diocese.

The person elected will succeed Bishop George Councell, who has served the diocese since 2003 is due to retire in November 2013.

For the profile of the Diocese of New Jersey, online Nomination Form, and other resources, visit the EEC’s Bishop Search website here.

The website is optimized for display on a wide range of digital devices, including laptops, tablets and smartphones.

The full Profile of the Diocese of New Jersey is available as a PDF document for downloading and display on any digital device that supports PDF viewing. It is fully integrated with Facebook and Twitter to encourage everyone to help spread the word about the search in New Jersey.

The Facebook page is here and the committee’s Twitter account is @bishopsearchNJ

There’s an online nomination system to expedite nominations and self-nominations during the July 2-31 nomination period.

The slate of nominees is due to be announced Feb. 1, 2013 and finalized after a nomination-by-petition process that will end Feb. 28, 2013. The election is set for May 4, 2013, with the consecration scheduled for Nov. 2, 2013.

The Episcopal Election Committee can be reached at