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Timeline and Process

2023

  • July 15, 2022 – Bishop Rickel announced his resignation.
  • October 6, 2022 – The Standing Committee announced the call of Bishop Skelton as Bishop Provisional.
  • October 22, 2022 – The Diocese of Olympia voted to place itself under the authority of Bishop Skelton during the Bishop Search period.
  • December 31, 2022 – Bishop Rickel resigns as Bishop of Olympia.
  • January 1, 2023 – Bishop Skelton begins as Bishop Provisional Designate in the Diocese of Olympia.
  • January 31, 2023 – Diocese of Olympia notified of Successful Canonical Consent, Bishop Skelton begins as Bishop Provisional in the Diocese of Olympia.
  • First week of March – Put out call for Search/Nominating Committee in diocesan newsletter
  • March 31 – Deadline for applications for Search Committee
  • March 31 – Choose Search Committee members
  • May 12-13 – Search Committee Organizing Retreat
  • June, August, September – Listening Sessions, Holy Cow Survey, Create Profile
  • October 15 (Revised Date) – Release Profile and begin accepting applications
  • October 20 – Put out call for Transition Committee in diocesan newsletter
  • November 15 – Candidate Applications Due
  • November 15 -January 15 – Search Committee reviews paperwork, conducts Zoom
    interviews, and narrows field to those candidates they want to invite to the Discernment
    Retreat
  • November 17 –┬áTransition Committee applications due
  • December 1 – Choose and announce Transition Committee

2024

  • February 15-17 – Discernment Retreat
  • February 22 – Initial slate is presented to the Joint Board
  • February 29 – Initial slate announced to diocese
  • Week of April 29 – Meet and Greets
  • May 18 – Electing Convention at Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle
  • September 14 – Bishop Consecration