Articles by: Kate Wing

8 Weeks of Interviews

The Discernment Committee is hard at work interviewing dozens of candidates for the position of 10th Bishop of Maine. The interviews will take place online over eight weeks, ending on August 31. The interviewees are from all over the country and hold an enormous variety of positions. Each is bringing […]

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Transition Committee Meets to Plan Events

The Transition Committee met in a Zoom videoconference on June 11. The purpose of the meeting was to plan the events over the next year The Candidate Walkabout was the most-discussed because it will take place in January 2019. The Walkabout is a series of events all over the state […]

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Discernment of Candidates has Begun!

The Discernment Committee met on Saturday, June 7. During the all-day meeting, the 13-member committee discussed the applications that arrived during the previous month’s application period. After narrowing the pool of applicants during the first half of the day, the committee spent the rest of the time planning the next […]

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A Message from the Chair of the Discernment Committee

The Diocesan Discernment Committee has closed the process of submitting nominations and applications. We received dozens of nominations and they produced more applications than we anticipated. There was a high interest in being the Tenth Bishop of Maine from around the Episcopal Church. The Discernment Committee now moves towards a […]

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Nomination Period Closed, Application Period Still Open

While the nomination period for the search for the 10th Bishop of Maine closed yesterday, the application period is still open. If you believe someone is suited to be the next Bishop of Maine, please contact that person and encourage them to apply. Nominations are not mandatory; those that are […]

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Nomination Period Closes May 30

The nomination period for discerning the 10th Bishop of Maine ends May 30. If you would like to nominate someone, please click on this link: Nominations are welcome from everyone! The application period ends about five days after the nomination period, so if you intend to nominate, please do […]

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Discernment Committee to Focus on Applications

The Discernment Committee met last week to prepare for the influx of applications and the next stage of discerning the 10th Bishop of Maine. They began working on plans for interviewing the candidates who will move ahead in the process, and discussed various aspects of October’s Candidate Retreat. Chaplain Nancy […]

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From the Discernment Committee

The Discernment Committee would like to thank everyone who participated in the various surveys, listening sessions, and parish meetings over the past month as we’ve sought to gather input to use in our diocesan profile to present the Diocese of Maine to candidates for our next Bishop. Over 800 people […]

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Please take our survey!

The Discernment Committee wants to hear from you regarding our search for the next Bishop. We’ve made a five minute survey to gather information and ideas from the Diocese. This is the link to the survey: It closes February 28. Thank you so much for your help!