Seeking the IXth Bishop of Florida


Our Diocesan Profile
is Here!

The Diocesan Profile tells the story of the Diocese of Florida and what the clergy and laity of the diocese are seeking in their IXth Bishop.

Read our summary, download the full profile, and if you feel God calling you to submit a name to this process, please do so using the Nomination or Application Forms at the link below.


A Letter from the Nominating Committee

Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Your Nomination Committee is entering the next phase of our holy task of being guided to the next bishop of our diocese.

We are humbled by the thoughtful and diligent participation in listening sessions and search survey by so many in our diocese as you have shared your thoughts about challenges and opportunities, dreams and aspirations for our future.

More than 900 people answered the survey distributed both online and through our parishes, and some 400 people participated in 15 in-person and online sessions held throughout our diocese. Additionally, we conducted special sessions for the diocesan staff, and our governing bodies, including the Standing Committee, Diocesan Council, and Foundation Board. We also had a clergy-only session and a powerfully essential reflections session just with Bishop Howard as he shared thoughts about his time as our bishop and what he saw as opportunities to come.

Using this information, we are completing a profile of our diocese that highlights who we are as a body of Christian believers and how we nurture each other and those in need of care in our regions. The profile describes our part of Florida to give potential candidates a glimpse of our way of life for those who are unfamiliar. But most importantly, the profile points to the positive activities in our diocese, opportunities to address, and the attributes you have said we desire in our next bishop.

The profile is a vital tool for candidates discerning their call to apply. It will be posted in mid-October on,  and we invite you to please visit and read the profile for yourself.

At the profile’s posting in mid-October, nominations and applications for bishop coadjutor will be open and we will receive applications for one month, after which our prayerful selection of candidates for the final slate of candidates begins.

We are grateful for your continued prayers and support. Children of the Living God need each other.

Peace and Blessings,

Jeff Hoffman

Chair of the 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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