Candidates for the 10th Bishop of ECMN

The Rev. Canon Abbott Bailey
Canon to the Ordinary
Diocese of California

The Very Rev. Craig Loya
Dean, Trinity Cathedral
Omaha, Nebraska

A Message from the Standing Committee

Trusting in the guidance of the Holy Spirit and with great enthusiasm, the Standing Committee presents The Rev. Canon Abbott Bailey and The Very Rev. Craig Loya as the slate of candidates for the 10th Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota. We believe their manner of life, experiences, gifts, and sense of call to this sacred responsibility are well-suited to the bold and creative call expressed in the ECMN Profile.

The Rev. Susan Moss, Chair of the Search Committee, put it this way:

“Over the past 10 months, with great care, the Search Committee reviewed many qualified applicants in a rigorous and Spirit-led discernment process. These two candidates soared to the top. With great confidence and excitement we present Canon Bailey and Dean Loya .”

The Standing Committee is grateful for the Search Committee’s faithful energy and commitment to their Charge, and we encourage all in ECMN to send their gratitude to these hardworking individuals.

The Standing Committee now presents these two candidates to the Episcopal Church in Minnesota as the slate of candidates for our 10th Bishop. 

Faithfully,
The Rev. Deborah BrownPresident, ECMN Standing Committee


Learn More

Learn more about the candidates by clicking their name:

The Rev. Canon Abbott Bailey, Canon to the Ordinary, Diocese of California

The Very Rev. Loya, Dean, Trinity Cathedral, Omaha, Nebraska


Spread the Word

To make sure that everyone in ECMN learns about these candidates, find a flyer and bulletin inserts that include an introduction to the slate as well as dates for upcoming events.

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