Profiles Highlight Coadjutor Bishop Candidates

Detailed biographical information and responses published

Posted December 20, 2017

The Electoral Synod Nominations and Planning Committee has published a detailed profile for each of the seven candidates standing for election as coadjutor bishop.

In addition to biographical information, the committee asked each candidate to respond to four questions. “We really sought to highlight their leadership style and experience while also inviting our candidates to reflect about future directions and priorities for our diocese given our current reality,” said the Reverend Ann Turner, chair of the Electoral Synod Nominations and Planning Committee.

The profiles are available on the election webpage or by clicking on the name of each candidate.

Since the initial list of candidates was announced, the Venerable Max Woolaver and the Venerable Valerie Kerr have withdrawn their names from consideration. 

Further nominations may still be made in writing by any ten members of synod, with the consent of the nominee, and provided to the chair of the Electoral Synod Nominations and Planning Committee prior to or during the electoral synod.

A special electoral synod will convene on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Christ’s Church Cathedral in Hamilton. After a short transition period following the election, the coadjutor bishop will assume the responsibilities of diocesan bishop on June 1.