By now we hope you are aware that our Diocesan Profile (telling candidates about who we are, where we see ourselves today, and some hopes and dreams for tomorrow) has been published on the Bishop Search page of the diocesan website. Your Search/Nominating Committee is actively seeking candidates for the role of XI Bishop for the Diocese of Newark.
We thank you for your ongoing prayers, and we hope that you have engaged all your fellow parishioners to be praying for the guidance of the Spirit. We have created a bookmark that includes the Bishop Search prayer (sample shown at right) that was written by members of the Standing Committee earlier this year. Please consider downloading the PDF and printing it on blue or yellow cover stock paper, cutting them and providing copies to all members of your congregation. We invite additional prayers for our discernment process as we begin to receive names of potential candidates.
Also, please know that anyone can nominate someone by speaking with that person and then completing the Nomination Form; the deadline for nominations is Friday, November 3 (was previously October 20). A nomination is not required. Our deadline for submission of the Application Form has been extended to Friday, November 17 (was previously November 3) in an effort to make sure the word was amply spread that we are seeking our next bishop. Please encourage anyone you may know, who you feel is qualified, to consider filling out and emailing an Application Form (and all required documents).
As previously mentioned in other communications, look for any updates about the Bishop Search process on the Bishop Search page of the Diocesan website. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the co-chairs of the Search/Nominating Committee at BishopSearch@DioceseofNewark.org.
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, Christ Church, Ridgewood
The Rev. Deacon 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
The Rev. Jerry Racioppi, Holy Spirit, Verona (Co-Chair)
Ms. Michele Simon, St. Paul's, Englewood (Co-Chair)