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Hello everyone and Happy Easter! Jesus Christ is Risen! Today, the Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church has released its slate of nominees and I and three other of my Bishop colleagues have been named.

This news is an incredible affirmation of our work together in Middle and North Georgia and an honor for me personally. This nomination means that people have seen our work and believe that we have something to offer the wider church. So well done to the clergy, laity and, young people of The Diocese of Atlanta. And well done to the entire Bishop’s Staff.

What happens next is that we continue to listen to the Spirit as we make our way to The General Convention of the church in Louisville Kentucky this summer. There on the morning of June 26th the House of Bishops will gather for worship and prayer and proceed to elect our 28th Presiding Bishop. Later that day the House of Deputies will confirm the election.

I’m asking you to think of this election process not in terms of winning and losing, there’s enough of that in the world, but rather in terms of discernment. What I and my fellow finalist want above all else is for God’s will to be revealed and God’s will to be done in this process. When God’s will is done, we find ourselves exactly where we are best suited to bring our gifts to bear and bless the world.

So let us continue praying for The Episcopal Church, for all of her bishops, clergy and lay people. And with prayers especially for all of those nominated, their families, and the diocese they presently serve as we complete this discernment road in June.

God is good, our work continues, we press on. God bless you,

Bishop Rob Wright