Bishop Search Timeline

Dates are estimates and subject to change.Purple text shows where we are in the process as of March 23, 2023.

Through mid-February, 2023
P&S draws up standard questions for initial Zoom interviews. (P&S has already identified the applicants to interview.)

February 16, 2023Zoom interviews with initial applicants completed and under review.

February 25
P&S reviews interviews and collects follow-up information.

March 11
P&S selects semi-finalists and invites them to a Discernment Retreat. Background investigations, reference checks, and follow-up research on semi-finalists.

April 17-20
Discernment retreat: Finalists are interviewed in depth, in person by P&S and Chancellor.

Early May
Final candidates identified and announced.Special Electing Convention is date set and announced.Thirty-day window opens for independent nominations.
(nomination forms and instructions will be available in advance)

June 10
Diocesan business Convention (virtual format)

sometime in June
Election Book with candidates is issued.Candidates complete physical and psychiatric exams.

Late June – Early July
Opportunities to meet the Candidates.

Mid- to late September

through January, 2024
Consents sought from House of Bishops and other diocesan Standing Committees.

first quarter 2024
Consecration of the Tenth Bishop of Albany (date depends on the Presiding Bishop’s calendar)