Timeline for the Search Process


A timeline for the Bishop's Search in the Diocese of MS.

 Search Timeline and Milestone Dates 

• April-May 2023: Diocesan Surveys and Listening Sessions 

• June 2023: Finalize Diocesan Profile 

• Late June 2023: Publish Profile, Call for Nominations/Applications (3-week window) 

• July-September 2023: Discernment between Search Committee and Applicants 

• October : Discernment Retreat with Search Committee and Semifinalists 

• Early November 2023: Announcement of Slate (3-5 finalists) 

• Early November 2023: Petition Process (5 business day window) 

• January 15th-20th: Walkabouts with Finalists (3-4 locations around the diocese) 

• February 3, 2024: Electing Convention at the 197th Annual Council of the Diocese of Mississippi 

• July 20, 2024: Tentative date for the Consecration of the our new Bishop