From the Secretary of the Electing Convention

Dear People of the Diocese of New York,

I am pleased to share with you the slate of candidates for our upcoming Electing Convention for a Bishop Coadjutor for  our Diocese.

The Committee for the Election of a Bishop for The Episcopal Diocese of New York has completed its work of selecting candidates. This Committee submitted these names to the Standing Committee on September 15, 2022 and received their approval for the entire slate.

(in alphabetical order)

The Rev. Matthew Foster Heyd, the Diocese of New York

The Rev. Stephanie M. Johnson, the Diocese of Connecticut

The Rev. Matthew Hoxsie Mead, the Diocese of New York

The Rev. Steven D. Paulikas, the Diocese of Long Island

The Rev. Robert Jemonde Taylor, the Diocese of North Carolina

The Committee to Elect a Bishop has compiled a detailed report of their process as well as further details on each of the candidates, all of which accompany this letter.

The release of this report also marks the beginning of the 25-day petition process which allows nominations by petition, subject to Standing Committee approval and receipt of satisfactory background checks. [Oct. 24: The nomination period is now closed. No nomination packages were received by the deadline.]

I pray that this time of discernment in our diocesan life be one filled with hope, joy, and expectation for all that the future holds for our Diocese.

In peace,

The Rev. Katharine Flexer
Secretary of the Electing Convention for a Bishop Coadjutor