[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Rt. Rev. Gordon Scruton, retired bishop of the Diocese of Western Massachusetts, has been named to the Episcopal Church Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB), replacing Bishop Thomas Shaw of the Diocese of Massachusetts who has resigned from the Committee.
Bishop Scruton was appointed by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori to represent Province I.
The JNCPB is comprised of a lay member, a priest or deacon, and a bishop elected from each of the nine provinces of the Episcopal Church, plus two youth representatives, appointed by the President of the House of Deputies, the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings. The General Convention Deputies and bishops serve a three-year term to conclude at the close of General Convention 2015 in Salt Lake City.