Oct. 26, 2021
Dear Sisters and Brothers of the Diocese of New Jersey:
Greetings. As you may be aware this past Sunday, October 24, all of our Convocations met at various hours to elect one clergy and one lay representative to be on the Bishop Search and Nomination Committee. I am pleased to say that those meetings were held successfully and want to share with all of you who was elected.
The Rev. Allison Burns LaGreca
Alice Barnes Vasser
The Very Rev. J. Matthew Tucker
Canon Morris Anderson
The Rev. Naomi M. Cressman, Dcn.
The Rev. Dr. Maria Sanzo,
Canon Annette Buchanan
The Rev. Canon Andy Moore
Ms. Katherine Young
Deacon Trisha Thorme
Mother Susanna Cates
Canon Wendy Blackman
The Reverend Sharon Paterson
Mrs. Ashley Maddison
Congratulations to the new committee and thank you to all who were willing to stand for election.
The Committee will next meet via Zoom to get to know each other, lay out a timetable, and—following Canon 9 section 3—look for 6 additional members to ensure that the Committee is representative of the entire Diocese.
They will then meet as a whole in early December to begin their work.
The Standing Committee continues to seek nominations/recommendations for people to serve on the Transition Committee. Please email me any person you believe would be an asset to the Committee, including yourself.
Please continue to pray for this process as it slowly begins its work.
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Ed Zelley
President of Standing Committee