Profile and Further Reading

Applications closed on December 14, 2021. Thank you to all who applied!

Greetings from the Bishop Transition Committee! We are excited to share ECCT with you in your discernment process.

Whether you are driving past one of Connecticut’s quiet town greens, walking on a busy city sidewalk, or biking through a suburban neighborhood, if you come upon an Episcopal church, you will see a sign that says: “The Episcopal Church Welcomes You.” This is the welcome that Paul is writing about in Romans 15:7: “Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.” We in the Nutmeg State, the Land of Steady Habits, have been learning and challenging ourselves to understand that “Welcome” for many years. At times, this welcome requires facing the parts of our past and the stories we tell ourselves with honesty and hope. At times, this welcome requires opening up, learning how to collaborate, and celebrating the joy of God in our neighbor. This welcome challenges us to look deeply at ourselves through the lens of racial diversity, equity, and inclusion. Most of all, this welcome calls us to look for the movement of the Holy Spirit and follow after with curiosity and creativity.

Amidst changing church structures, racial reconciliation, climate change, and in the shadow and trauma of a pandemic, ECCT seeks to be a church faithfully following Jesus in the Twenty-First Century. We long to further understand the welcome God is calling us to both receive and to extend in our particular context. We hope the XVI Bishop of Connecticut will lead us and love us and challenge us in that call.

And if that is you, we hope you will read our Profile and feel the Holy Spirit’s pull to be our next Bishop Diocesan.

With blessings and gratitude,

Marsha Adell and Linda Spiers+
Bishop Transition Committee Co-Chairs