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Committee members were blessed and commissioned at a Eucharist in St. Luke’s Cathedral’s Emmanuel Chapel on December 2, 2017.

The Discernment Committee will work with our Consultant, The Rev. Cn. Rick Callaway, and do the work of listening to voices from across the Diocese. They will gather input via surveys/interviews and collect other data to create a Profile of the Diocese of Maine. They will do the work of seeking out, interviewing and discerning candidates to create a Slate of Nominees for the election. This will include hosting a discernment retreat in Maine with all the finalists. Their work will come to a close as they present the Slate of Nominees to the Standing Committee for approval.

The Transition Committee will organize and execute “walkabouts” with the slate of nominees, including any nominees added by petition, through the diocese and organize and execute the electing convention. They will then work with the next Bishop and family as s/he moves to Maine. They will also coordinate with Diocesan leaders and staff, as well as the Presiding Bishop’s office, to help plan the service of Ordination and Consecration. The Transition Committee will work with diocesan leaders and the Lanes and to assure that their farewell transition is a wonderful celebration of their years of ministry in the diocese.