The Election of the X Bishop Diocesan of the Episcopal Diocese of Albany is governed by
Best practices known to the Presiding Bishop’s Office of Diocesan Development and to bishop election consultants who work with that office are implemented as applicable.
The Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church set the following requirements. A bishop must:
If the nominee is already a Bishop in The Episcopal Church, that person must have exercised jurisdiction as Ordinary, as Bishop Coadjutor, or as Bishop Suffragan of another diocese for at least five years preceding. (Article II.8).
A certified Deputy to the Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Albany who is an adult member in good standing of a Congregation of this Diocese in union with the Convention. A Certificate of Election naming the Deputy must be on file with the Secretary of Convention at the time the nomination is received.
A priest or deacon canonically resident in the Episcopal Diocese of Albany.
No person may sign the nomination form for more than one nominee.
The person being nominated, the person nominating, and the person seconding the nomination must complete and sign a Nomination Form (Nomination Form Link).
The original, completed and signed nomination form must be received by the Secretary of Convention no earlier than May 8, 2023, and no later than June 7, 2023.
The nominee must submit the following supporting elements concurrently with the nomination form.
It is preferable that these supporting elements be delivered electronically to the Secretary of Convention:
These submissions may appear in the Election Book and may be posted on one or more pages of the diocesan web site. Submissions may be edited for length, grammar, and style.
No nomination will be valid unless the nomination form is properly completed, and all supporting documents received, between May 8, 2023, and June 7, 2023.
The nominee will be contacted with instructions regarding the satisfaction of these requirements.
Results of certain reviews may require follow-up with the nominee.
The nominee must also sit for the recording of an introduction video. The nominee will be contacted with instructions and to make arrangements.
The nominee will be contacted regarding the status of the nomination and to confirm their intention to continue. A nominee who continues will be listed among the candidates for X Bishop Diocesan of Albany.
Nominees will be briefed concerning dates and times for appearances around the Diocese and other opportunities to get to know us and for us to get to know them