Episcopal Transition

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

The Profile and Search Committee for the election of the Tenth Bishop of Albany is now releasing our Diocesan Profile (PDF)   and call for recommendations for nominees (FORM). Please enjoy reading and learning about our diocese and if you are so led, send a recommendation for someone you believe would be qualified to serve as our next bishop.

Thank you for your support and prayers over the past year and going forward to the election of the one God is calling.

In the service of our Lord and Savior,
Sue Ellen Ruetsch, Chair, Profile and Search Committee


Search Process Resources

During this time of episcopal transition the Standing Committee assumes ecclesiastical authority of the diocese. Periodic updates will be posted here. We encourage you and your parish to keep the diocese in your prayers during this time of transition.

Profile and Search Committee Members

The following individuals have been selected to serve on the Profile and Search Committee. Please join the diocese in lifting them up in prayer as they embark on this important journey together

Upper Hudson Deanery:
The Very Rev. Tom Papazoglakis
St. George’s, Clifton Park
Sue Ellen Ruetsch
Calvary, Burnt Hills
St. Lawrence Deanery:
The Rev. Kathryn Boswell
St. Philip’s, Norwood
John Dietrich
Zion, Colton
Metropolitan Deanery:
Jennifer Firth
St. John’s, Troy
The Rev. William R. Hinrichs
St. John’s, Cohoes
Southern Adirondack Deanery:
The Rev. Tom Pettigrew
Church of the Holy Cross, Warrensburg
Barbara Breen
St. Mary’s, Lake Luzerne
Northern Adirondack Denary:
Franny Preston
St. Luke, Saranac Lake
The Rev. David Sullivan
Good Shepherd, Elizabethtown
Susquehanna Deanery:
Helen Reilly
St. James, Oneonta
The Rev. Dale Van Wormer
St. Matthew’s, Unadilla
Hudson Valley Deanery:
The Rev. John Thompson
St. John in the Wilderness,
Copake Falls
David Palmquist
Christ Church, Hudson
Western Mohawk Deanery:
Holly Chamberlin
St. John’s, Johnstown
The Rev. Jack Whritenour
Emmanuel, Little Falls
At-Large Members:
The Rev. Dcn. Jonathan Beck
Cathedral of All Saints, Albany
Dcn. Justine Guernsey
St. Stephen’s, Delmar
The Very Rev. David Ousley
Trinity, Plattsburgh
Pat Outhouse
St. John’s, Delhi
Keith St. John
Cathedral of All Saints, Albany
Judith Sweet
Calvary, Burnt Hills
Priest Chaplain:
The Rev. Darius Mojallali