Timeline

The following timeline has been established for electing the next bishop of the Gulf Atlantic Diocese.

  • May 2021: Announce call for new bishop
  • June 2021: Conduct diocesan survey
  • August 1, 2021: Publish diocesan and candidate profiles and solicit names of candidates
  • September 1, 2021: Deadline for receiving candidate names for consideration
  • September 2021 – January 2022: Conduct interviews
  • February – March 2022: Narrow list of candidates to 2-3 finalists
  • March 15, 2022: Publish names for election
  • April 29 – May 4, 2022: Candidates conduct walkabouts in each deanery
  • May 14, 2022: Electing Synod, St. Peter’s Cathedral
  • June 2022: College of Bishop’s Meeting and Consent
  • August 26, 2022: Celebration of Bishop Lebhar’s Ministry
  • August 27, 2022: Consecration of New Bishop