On Sept. 2, 2021, The Right Reverend William H. Stokes, 12th
Bishop of New Jersey, called for the election of the 13th
Bishop of New Jersey, announcing his intent to retire in June 2023. On this page, you’ll find all the latest news and resources about the process.
The Standing Committee has general oversight responsibility for the election process and is working on retaining a consultant to advise them and the wider diocesan community.
Ms. Valaida Guerrero, member of St. Andrew’s Church in New Providence and a Trustee of the Diocese, will serve as the Chair of the Episcopal Search and Nomination Committee for the election of the 13th
Key Dates (so far)
Each congregation met to nominate six people to attend a special Convocation Meeting. Congregations should have already reported the names of their representatives to the dean of their convocation.
Deadline for nominations of persons to serve on the Bishop Search and Nomination Committee.
Convocations will hold a special meeting to elect from the parish representatives one clergy and one lay person to be on the Bishop Search and Nomination Committee.
June 24, 2023—
Consecration of the 13th Bishop of New Jersey