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Bishop Candidate Walk-About Schedule

Monday, November 30: Sunriver Christian Fellowship in Sunriver at 5:00

Tuesday, December 1: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Hood River at 5:30

Wednesday, December 2: St. John’s Episcopal Church in Hermiston at 5:30

Thursday, December 3: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Baker City at 6:15

Friday, December 4: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Burns at 5:30

Saturday, December 5: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Lakeview at 12:00

Slate of Bishop Candidates

Dear friends in Christ,

It is with great pleasure that I present to you the slate of bishop candidates that was provided by the Search/Nominating Committee.

Under the leadership of The Rev. John Collins, this committee has done outstanding work! Their commitment to prayerful discernment and an openness to how God is working in the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Oregon is to be commended.

The slate includes the following information: The name and photo of each candidate, their personal autobiographical statement, and their responses to the essay questions that were asked by the Search Committee. Please review the information closely, knowing that each candidate also participated in a Skype interview as well as a retreat with the Search Committee. As you read through this material other questions may arise for you. Make note of these questions, and when information is provided by the Transition Committee regarding the Walkabout process, you will have the opportunity to submit your question for consideration.

As a reminder the Walkabout schedule is as follows:

November 30: Central Oregon Convocation: All Saints of the Cascades, Sunriver

December 1: Northwest Convocation: St. Mark’s, Hood River
December 2: Northcentral Convocation: St. John’s, Hermiston
December 3: Northeast Convocation: St. Stephen’s, Baker City
December 4: Southeast Convocation: St. Andrew’s, Burns
December 5: Southwest Convocation: St. Luke’s, Lakeview

Beginning October 27, the Petition Nomination Process begins.

In order for candidates to be considered for this process the following items must be sent to Lisa Boquist, Diocesan Administrator and Bishop’s Executive Secretary no later than 9am on November 3, 2015. It is highly recommended that items be submitted electronically for expediency (

Required items:

  • Complete candidate information form with essay questions (attached below).
  • Submit nomination form with the signatures of 3 clergy and 3 laity from 3 congregations in at least two different convocations/deaneries (attached below).

Again, on behalf of the Standing Committee, I give thanks for the hard work and diligence of the Search/Nominating Committee, and I look forward to hearing more about the Walkabout process from the Transition Committee.

God’s peace be with all of you in your discernment.


The Rev. Anna Carmichael
President of Standing Committee
Rector, St. Mark’s Hood River

Candidate Information:

Patrick W. Bell

Jedediah Holdorph

Churchill Pinder

Petition Process information:

Special Electing Convention: December 12, 2015

PO Box 236, Cove OR 97824 - Tel: 541-568-4514