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The Rt. Rev. David M. Reed, in an April 27 letter to the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, announced his intention to retire and step down from his role as the Bishop of West Texas during the latter part of 2023. At a called meeting of the diocesan Standing Committee on May 16, 2022, a Resolution for the Election of a Bishop Coadjutor was passed establishing that the election will take place on February 18, 2023.

A bishop coadjutor has the automatic succession upon the resignation of the diocesan bishop. West Texas has a long tradition (dating back to 1914) of electing a bishop coadjutor who then works closely with the diocesan bishop for a smooth and orderly transition. The Standing Committee of the diocese has the responsibility of oversight of the election process.

Important Dates

2022
  • May 16: Standing Committee passes Resolution for the Election of a Bishop Coadjutor
  • August 1: Bishop Nominating Committee formed, including Standing Committee and Assisting Members, listed below
  • September 19: Diocesan Profile published
  • September 26: Nomination Process opens
  • October 2022: Bishop Nominating Committee conducts interviews and makes reference calls; background checks conducted
  • October 10: Nomination Process closes
  • November 1: Bishop Nominating Committee invites selected nominees to a Discernment Retreat (November 14-17)
  • December 18: Final slate of Bishop Coadjutor nominees is published
2023
  • January 27 -29: Diocesan-wide Discernment Forums hosted in the Rio Grande Valley (St. Alban's, Harlingen, Jan. 27), Coastal Bend (Good Shepherd, Corpus Christi, Jan. 28), and San Antonio (St. Thomas, San Antonio, Jan. 29); at least one forum will be viewable online, via livestream
  • February 18: Election of a Bishop Coadjutor, held at the conclusion of Diocesan Council in Corpus Christi
  • July 8: Consecration of the Bishop-Elect in All Saints' Chapel at TMI Episcopal, San Antonio

Potential Nominees

Nominee Biographical Information

In December 2022, information about each nominee will be published here. Biography tabs will be added or removed as needed.

Nominee Biographical Information

In December 2022, information about each nominee will be published here. Biography tabs will be added or removed as needed.

Nominee Biographical Information

In December 2022, information about each nominee will be published here. Biography tabs will be added or removed as needed.

Nominee Biographical Information

In December 2022, information about each nominee will be published here. Biography tabs will be added or removed as needed.

Nominee Biographical Information

In December 2022, information about each nominee will be published here. Biography tabs will be added or removed as needed.

Nominee Biographical Information

In December 2022, information about each nominee will be published here. Biography tabs will be added or removed as needed.

Diocesan Profile

The Standing Committee has published the 2022 Diocesan Profile electronically, to help articulate what the people of the Diocese of West Texas hope for in the next bishop, describe the Diocese currently, and cast an aspirational vision for future growth. The Profile was completed in collaboration with the Executive Board and informed by the overwhelming, enthusiastic response to the diocesan survey conducted earlier this year. Printed copies are being mailed to all congregations, and a digital version is available online.

  • Click here to read the Diocesan Profile online.  
  • Click here to save the Profile to your Downloads folder.

Contact

Information and updates regarding the process of discerning the next Bishop of West Texas will be shared by email, through the diocesan social media feeds, and online, at dwtx.org/bishop-election and dwtx.org/blog. Use the links below to sign up for email updates or follow the diocese on Facebook and Instagram.

  • Click here to subscribe to the Diocesan General Interest email list, which will receive all election communications.
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Bishop Nominating Committee
Standing Committee

The Rev. Dr. Ben Nelson, President - TMI Episcopal, San Antonio
Mrs. Nancy Beauchamp - Good Shepherd, Corpus Christi
The Rev. Scott Brown - TMI Episcopal, San Antonio
Dr. Elizabeth Manning - Holy Spirit, Dripping Springs
Mr. Richard Mosty - St. Peter's, Kerrville
The Rev. Matt Wise - St. Mark's, San Antonio

Assisting Members

Mrs. Thurma Hilton, St. Richard’s, Round Rock
The Rev. Alex Holloway, St. Margaret’s, San Antonio
The Rev. John Inserra, St. Alban’s, Harlingen
Ms. Andrea Knight, Resurrection, Windcrest
The Rev. Karen Morris, Emmanuel, Lockhart
The Rev. Arnoldo Romero, St. James', Del Rio

Diocesan Office

Leigh Saunders, Executive Assistant to the Bishop
Communications Office, Laura K. McGrew, Director, and Andrea Thompson

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Bishop Election Communications

Guest Authors
November 28, 2022

Did You Know?: A Bishop's Call to Guard the Unity of the Church

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Guest Authors
November 14, 2022

Did You Know?: Choosing Lay Delegates for Council 2023 is Part of the Bishop Election

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From the Bishop
November 7, 2022

Did You Know?: Reflections on a Day in the Life

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Guest Authors
October 31, 2022

Did You Know?: Tracing Bishop Consecrations All the Way to Saint Peter

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Guest Authors
October 24, 2022

Did You Know?: Symbols of the Bishop

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News & Stories
October 24, 2022

Discerning Together: Outlining the Next Steps and Announcing Consecration Date

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Guest Authors
October 17, 2022

Did You Know?: Many Different Kinds of Bishop

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Guest Authors
October 11, 2022

Did You Know?: Bishops Play a Role in the Worldwide Anglican Communion

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Guest Authors
October 2, 2022

Did You Know?: 1 Week Remaining to Nominate for Bishop Coadjutor

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News & Stories
September 26, 2022

Discerning Together: Bishop Nominations Open September 26 Through October 10

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Guest Authors
September 27, 2022

Did You Know?: "The Ministry of Lay People"

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News & Stories
September 19, 2022

Discerning Together: Diocesan Profile and Nomination Process for Bishop Election

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News & Stories
August 12, 2022

Discerning Together: The Process for Electing Next Diocesan Bishop

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July 19, 2022

Regarding Transitions: Standing Committee Extends Diocesan Survey Date to July 25

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News & Stories
July 11, 2022

Regarding Transitions: Standing Committee Empowers Executive Board to Create Diocesan Survey and Profile

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From the Bishop
June 16, 2022

Summertime and the Living is. . . Busy!

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News & Stories
May 18, 2022

Regarding Transitions: Standing Committee Passes Resolution for the Election of a Bishop Coadjutor

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From the Bishop
April 27, 2022

Regarding Transitions: A Letter to the People of West Texas

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