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The Standing Committee

They appoint the Search Committee. Standing Committee members are:

Back Row: The Rev. Siri Hustad (St. Mark’s Cathedral, Minneapolis), The Rev. Justin Chapman (St. Luke’s, Rochester), Ms. Alexis Roy (St. John’s, St. Cloud), Ms. Sue Grove (Christ Church, Austin), The Rev. Debbie Brown, President (St. David’s Minnetonka), Mr. Chris Commers (Trinity, Excelsior), Mr. Rich Simons (St. Mark’s Cathedral, Minneapolis).

Front Row: (The Rev. Devon Anderson (Trinity, Excelsior), Ms. Julia New-Landrum (Church of the Holy Trinity, St. Paul), Ms. Laura Bathke, Vice President (St. Matthew’s, St. Paul), The Rev. Ramona Scarpace (St. Mary’s, St. Paul), The Rev. Blair Pogue (St. Matthew’s, St. Paul).

The Standing Committee monitors the search, nominating and transition processes and oversees the electing convention and consecration. The Standing Committee will make the final recommendations of a slate for election, but have charged the Search Committee with recommending 3-5 candidates by November 9th.

You can contact the Standing Committee regarding the overall search process at: standingcommittee@episcopalmn.org.

Search Committee

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The Bishop Search Committee includes: (ROW 1, from left to right) Ms. Enid Kivuti-Kariuki (Nativity, Burnsville), Ms. Barbara Swan (St. Clement’s, St Paul), The Rev. Dana Emery (St. Luke’s, Detroit Lakes), The Rev. Julie Luna (St. Nicholas, Richfield), The Rev. Susan Moss, Chair (Misión Santo Niño Jesús, St. Paul), The Rev. Bao Moua (Church of the Holy Apostles, St. Paul); ROW 2 (L-R) The Rev. Margaret Thor (St. John the Evangelist, St. Paul), The Rev. Dawnlynn Greeney (St. James, Marshall), The Rev. Michael Tippett, Team Chaplain (St. Paul’s Church, Owatonna), The Rev. Tom Garrison (Ss. Martha & Mary, Eagan), Mr. Patrick Hunner (St. Christopher’s, Roseville). Missing from photo: Mr. George Thompson, Vice Chair (Church of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, St. Paul), Mr. Andrew Piper (St. Luke’s, Minneapolis), & Mr. Jim Huber (St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, Minneapolis).

The Search Committee is responsible for deep listening and discernment around what kind of spiritual leader and skills are needed in the next Bishop of Minnesota, formulating a position profile for Standing Committee approval, and then attracting and reviewing quality candidates. After interviews, prayer and full consideration, it recommends a slate of names to be finalized by the Standing Committee. Contact the Search Committee regarding the current Bishop Search: bishopsearch@episcopalmn.org

Transition Committee

The Transition Committee is responsible for the walkabouts, and work closely with candidates during the election process.  They are also responsible for planning and implementing the consecration service for the new bishop, in partnership with others.

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