We are committed Christians worshiping in the Episcopal tradition and working in more than 100 faith communities throughout western, central & southern Maryland. We are a community of love, encountering Christ and engaging the world.
After a season of prayer, discernment and consultation with my family, trusted friends, and advisors, I write to you to call for the election of a bishop coadjutor to take place in Spring 2023. My intention is to serve with my successor until sometime in 2024 when, God willing, I will resign and retire after 16 wonderful years as your diocesan bishop.
Effective immediately, we are directing that the following groups be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 coronavirus by October 18 unless they have been advised by a physician not to do so: all clergy serving in any capacity in the Diocese of Maryland, members of diocesan staff, church and ministry staffs, parochial preschool and school staffs, as well as volunteers whose ministries involve continuous contact with others.
As we look ahead to the 80th Convention of The Episcopal Church in July of 2022 in Baltimore, our deputation is already at work, preparing and learning about upcoming legislation. In addition to their duties as deputies, they have been assigned to legislative committees to help the work of the Convention move forward smoothly. We're grateful to our deputation for their service, dedication and hard work and we look forward to welcoming the rest of the Church to Baltimore.