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Timeline and Process

Updates: The Transition Committee application and selection process is being rescheduled in the timeline to reflect the reality that their committee work will begin in January of 2024 with their opening retreat (date to be announced when applications open). Due to that, we will now plan to open the application process on October 20, closing the application window on November 17, and making formal announcement of selection by December 1.

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