Having been duly appointed and commissioned by the Standing Committee, the Search Committee for the 11th Bishop of Oregon developed the following process to discharge its responsibilities under Article 8, Sec. 2 of the Diocese of Oregon, as follows:
1) PROFILE – By October 1, 2019 an electronic Profile of the Diocese of Oregon will be published.
2) APPLICATION OPENING AND CLOSING DATES – Applications will be accepted from October 11 through November 1, 2019.
a. Applications will be accepted from bishops and priests of The Episcopal Church and other Provinces of the Anglican Communion who are in good standing within their Diocese.
b. To be accepted, applications must be complete, including all requested documents, and be received by 11:59 p.m. PT on November 1.
3) INITIAL APPLICANT SCREENING AND INTERVIEWING – This process will take place between November 1, 2019 and January 15, 2020.
a. All interviews will be conducted electronically using questions developed ahead of time and some will be shared with each interviewee a day prior to the interview.
b. An hour will be scheduled for each interview: 45 minutes for interviewees to answer Search Committee questions, and 15 minutes for interviewees to ask questions of the Search Committee.
c. All Search Committee members will be invited to participate in each interview..
4) FINAL SCREENING AND RETREAT
a. Seven to 11 semi-finalists will be selected by January 15, 2020, and invited to participate in a Discernment Retreat to be held the afternoon of Tuesday, February 18, 2020, through the morning of Friday, February 21, at the Menucha Retreat and Conference Center located in the Columbia Gorge near Corbett, Oregon.
b. A final slate of three or four nominees will be reported to the Standing Committee and the Diocese of Oregon by March 6, 2020.
5) OPENING AND CLOSING DATES FOR ADDITIONAL NOMINATIONS BY PETITION
a. Nominations by petition will be accepted beginning March 7, 2020.
b. Petitions must be filed electronically with the Chair of the Search Committee by 11:59 p.m. PT on March 21, 2020 to the following e-mail address.
6) REQUIREMENTS FOR NOMINATIONS BY PETITION
a. Each petition must be signed by at least four members of the clergy and four lay persons. The Clergy must be entitled to vote at Diocesan Conventions under Article 4.4 of the Constitution of the Diocese, and each lay person must be a communicant in good standing of a Parish or Mission of the Diocese.
b. Petitioners must come from at least three congregations and two convocations within the Diocese.
c. To be considered, Nominations by Petition must be submitted together with all required documents and signatures in the Nomination by Petition Form.
d. Upon receipt of a complete petition, the President of the Standing Committee will immediately initiate the required background check, the results of which will be delivered to the President at an address specified by her.
e. Petition nominees must return to Oxford Document Management Co. all required information and signed documents within three business days of receiving them. Because of the shortness of time, they should be faxed or scanned and e-mailed.
f. When it has all the necessary information, and not later than May 8, 2020, the Standing Committee shall send notice of the nominees by petition whose names will also be presented to the Electing Convention to the certified lay and clergy delegates and to the Clerk of every Parish and Mission.
g. The President will also arrange for the recording of an introductory video of nominee similar to those recorded of the slate of nominees.