Seeking the IXth Bishop of Florida


A Letter from the Nominating Committee

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Our search for a bishop coadjutor has entered a deeply Spirit-driven phase as the period to receive nominations and applications has closed. We thank you all for your prayerful nominations of potential candidates and your respect for the confidential nature of this process.

Our diocese is richly blessed and has received many applications from possible candidates. We are truly grateful for all those who are heeding the call to be our Shepherd.

In the coming weeks, the Nominating Committee will conduct in-depth interviews with each candidate to better understand their call to the episcopacy. And in doing so, we will continue to seek the Holy Spirit’s path to the right person for our diocese.

In February, we will invite select candidates to a discernment retreat during which we will explore their call to leadership more deeply in preparation to provide a slate of candidates to the Standing Committee in March.

As we review each candidate, we ask your continued prayers for us, for those who have applied, and for the future of our diocese.

Peace and Blessings to you all as we enter Advent and the season of the birth of our savior.

Jeffrey Hoffman


Nominating Committee


A Prayer for the Election of Our Bishop

Una Oración Para la Elección de Nuestro Próximo Obispo


Almighty God, giver of every good gift, we pray that you would look graciously upon the Diocese of Florida, and so guide the minds and hearts of the Nominating Committee as they prayerfully select candidates for the election of the next bishop of this diocese, that we may receive a faithful pastor who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries: Guide also the minds and hearts of the candidates who will come before the Nominating Committee, that this process will be a time of discernment and growth in their lives and ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Dios Todopoderoso, dador de todo lo que es bueno y perfecto, oramos para que mires con gracia a la Diócesis de la Florida.  Guía las mentes y los corazones del Comité de Nominaciones mientras seleccionan con espíritu de oración a los candidatos para la elección del próximo obispo de esta diócesis, y así podamos recibir a un pastor fiel que cuide de nuestro pueblo y nos equipe para nuestros ministerios. Guía también las mentes y los corazones de los candidatos que vendrán ante el Comité de Nominaciones, que este proceso será un tiempo de discernimiento y crecimiento en sus vidas y ministerios.  Te pedimos por Jesucristo nuestro Señor. Amén.

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