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Electing a Bishop Coadjutor

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.

Information and updates regarding the Bishop Election 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.

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Election Details

Dates & Deadlines | Potential Candidates | Diocesan Profile | Communications | Events

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

More information from the Standing Committee about the election timeline will be released in Summer 2022.

  • May 16, 2022: Standing Committee passes Resolution for the Election of a Bishop Coadjutor
  • February 18, 2023: Election of a Bishop Coadjutor, held at the conclusion of Diocesan Council

Potential Candidates

Potential Candidate Biographical Information

Following the nomination process determined by the Standing Committee, information about each potential candidate will be published here. Biography tabs will be added or removed as needed.

Potential Candidate Biographical Information

Following the nomination process determined by the Standing Committee, information about each potential candidate will be published here. Biography tabs will be added or removed as needed.

Potential Candidate Biographical Information

Following the nomination process determined by the Standing Committee, information about each potential candidate will be published here. Biography tabs will be added or removed as needed.

Potential Candidate Biographical Information

Following the nomination process determined by the Standing Committee, information about each potential candidate will be published here. Biography tabs will be added or removed as needed.

Potential Candidate Biographical Information

Following the nomination process determined by the Standing Committee, information about each potential candidate will be published here. Biography tabs will be added or removed as needed.

Potential Candidate Biographical Information

Following the nomination process determined by the Standing Committee, information about each potential candidate will be published here. Biography tabs will be added or removed as needed.

Diocesan Profile

As part of the election process determined by the Standing Committee, a Diocesan Profile may be developed and published here, providing a current snapshot of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas.

Contact

Diocesan Standing Committee

The Rev. Dr. Ben Nelson, President
Mrs. Nancy Beauchamp
The Rev. Scott Brown
Dr. Elizabeth Manning
Mr. Richard Mosty
The Rev. Matt Wise

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

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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Bishop Election Events

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