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Bishop Search / Nominating Committee announces Listening Meetings

Bishop Search / Nominating Committee announces Listening Meetings
Michele Simon and the Rev. Jerry Racioppi

To the Diocese of Newark:

We know that you are hard at work making sure every member of your congregation is aware of and has the opportunity to complete the online survey. We recognize the summer is a hard time to get this work done, but please continue the push for people to participate in the survey before it closes on August 16, 2017. To date we have almost 200 surveys completed.

In addition, the Search/Nominating Committee will hold Listening Meetings in July, August and September of this year. At these meetings, members of the Search/Nominating Committee will lead small group discussions. These Events will be opportunities for all members of the diocese to meet for respectful, responsible dialogue and for an interchange of thoughts and ideas in response to the qualitative questions included in this Search/Nominating Survey. The information gathered from the Survey and the Listening Meetings will provide a forum for the laity, the clergy and the staff to be included in the discernment process and will help the Search/Nominating Committee to develop an accurate profile of our diocese.

We have several meetings scheduled on a variety of days and in various locations. We hope you can attend one. Please note that some meetings are for targeted audiences (Lay only, Clergy only or diocesan staff only). Your participation in one of the listening meetings will help us continue to see what God is up to in the Diocese of Newark. Mark your calendar for the date and location that works best for you.

Full Schedule of Listening Meetings

All locations are wheelchair accessible


Who’s Invited


TUE, JUL 25,
6:30-8:30 PM

Clergy & Lay

St. Paul's, Englewood

6:30-8:30 PM

Lay only

St. Peter's, Mountain Lakes

WED, AUG 16,
6:30-8:30 PM

Clergy & Lay

St. Dunstan's, Succasunna


Diocesan staff only

Episcopal House (led by Deacon Chris McCloud)

1-3 PM

Lay only

Christ Church, Bloomfield/Glen Ridge

TUE, SEP 12,
9 AM-3 PM

Clergy only

St. Michael's, Wayne
(Clergy Day led by Search Consultants
the Rev. Thad Bennett and the Rev. Kim Jackson.
Because there is a lunch, Clergy are asked to
register online for this Listening Meeting
by 4 PM on Friday, September 8.

WED, SEP 13,
6:30-8:30 PM

Clergy & Lay

St. George's, Maplewood

May grace and peace be yours in abundance,

Ms. Michele Simon, St. Paul's, Englewood

The Rev. Jerry Racioppi, Holy Spirit, Verona

Co-Chairs, Search/Nominating Committee

Members of the Search / Nominating Committee:

Ms. Yvonne DeLaCruz, Grace, Union City
Ms. Janelle Grant, St. Paul's, Paterson
Ms. Patrice Henderson, St. Andrew & Holy Communion, South Orange
Ms. Geraldine Livengood, Christ Church, Newton
The Rev. Tom Mathews, St. Luke's, Phillipsburg
The Rev. Christine McCloud, Holy Innocents, West Orange
Mr. Bernard Milano, Trinity, Allendale
The Rev. Thomas Murphy, St. Paul's, Jersey City
The Rev. Bernie Poppe, St. George's, Maplewood