Members Elected to Bishop’s Search Committee

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.

Atlantic Convocation

The Rev. Allison Burns LaGreca

Alice Barnes Vasser

Burlington Convocation

The Very Rev. J. Matthew Tucker

Canon Morris Anderson

Camden Convocation

The Rev. Naomi M. Cressman, Dcn.

Linda Macklin

Monmouth Convocation

The Rev. Dr. Maria Sanzo,

Canon Annette Buchanan

Northern Convocation

The Rev. Canon Andy Moore

Ms. Katherine Young

Trenton Convocation

Deacon Trisha Thorme

Martin Nelson

Watchung Convocation

Mother Susanna Cates

Canon Wendy Blackman

Woodbury Convocation

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