BTC Gallery Bishop Transition Committee Click on the photos to learn more about each member of the BTC Marsha McCurdy Adell Trinity, Hartford BTC Co-chair My hope is that this search process will not only meet our current diocesan needs but will also address what the future of the church may need for leadership. The Rev. Linda Spiers Retired BTC Co-chair As a lifelong Episcopalian, I love the Episcopal Church, care deeply about its future, and have passion for restoration and reconciliation of all of God’s people. Joy Anderson St. Stephen’s, East Haddam I’m honored work in the BTC to find our next Bishop who brings a theological imagination to all parts of the ECCT. Suzy Burke St. John’s, Essex ECCT is in the midst of an exciting, yet challenging, transition, and I’m honored by the chance to follow the Holy Spirit as we search for a Bishop who will help us live into a lifegiving future. Joseph Carroll, Jr. St. Luke’s, New Haven I am humbled to serve on the Bishop’s Transition Committee and I pray that the ECCT will continue to live by the words of our Baptismal Covenant. Scott Colvin St. Paul’s, Shelton As this committee commences its work, I believe many new and exciting opportunities exist for the Diocese in the future. The Rev. Harlon Dalton St. Paul and St. James, New Haven When asked to write a biographical paragraph, I often begin with the following sentence: “Harlon Dalton is an African-American male child of God and of the 60’s.” I lead with this quadruple statement of identity because every part of it shapes how I navigate the world, and informs the kind of Heaven on Earth I envision. Laura Daly St. John’s, Washington I am honored to be part of the BTC. I accept this great responsibility with prayerfulness and humility as we search for a Bishop who will share our hopes and concerns and can lead through prayer and empowerment. The Rev. Luk De Volder Trinity Church on the Green, New Haven I have been a priest for over twenty years with a focus on building community, undoing racism, eco-spirituality and supporting people in the development of their God-given inner strength. Kevin Fenner St. John’s, Vernon The BTC committee is committed to finding a diverse slate of candidates that fit all of our parishes, big and small and a Bishop that will walk beside us out of the pandemic into a prosperous new future. The Rev. Jack Gilpin Christ Church, Roxbury Bishop Ian has led ECCT in a very powerful, spirit-filled, groundbreaking direction, and I am honored to join this committee as it works to discern where the Holy Spirit is urging us forward from this point, and who might be best suited to lead us in that direction. Bob Giolitto St. Paul’s on the Green, Norwalk The church is at her best when she is serving local communities, ministering to all, especially those who are marginalized. The Rev. Jane Hale Trinity, Brooklyn I’m honored to work with my fellow BTC members to listen to the sacred stories among our parishes and communities to discern how God is inviting us to call our new Diocesan Bishop. Edrick Hall St. Martin’s, Hartford We are “on the road to Emmaus” with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Karen Hatcher-Sneed St. James, New London Serving on the Bishop’s Transition Committee is an honor. I hope God sees favor in my contributions to a process that hopefully inspires candidates who are committed to fairness and racial healing, and have the vision to create the Episcopal Church of tomorrow. Zachary Kohl St. Mark’s, Mystic ECCT and its parishes must learn how to “be the church” in the 21st century and post-pandemic. This includes adapting long-held beliefs and practices about the life of our parishes; how, when, and where we meet; and how we reach out to people. The Rev. Helena Martin St. Paul’s, Southington I’m honored by this opportunity to help discern where the Holy Spirit is leading ECCT next. The Rev. Deacon Bonnie Matthews Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford I am honored to participate on this committee and look forward to following where the Holy Spirit leads ECCT. The Rev. Marissa Stuart Rohrbach St. Matthew’s, Wilton I am grateful for the privilege of having served with many lay and clergy members around ECCT, and give thanks for the diversity, gifts, and faithfulness of God’s people here in Connecticut. Harold (Harry) Schmitz Trinity, Southport I believe that responding to these and other human needs provide fertile ground for engaging the Holy One’s desire for justice and accompaniment. I look forward to working with others to help discern how best to respond to this desire. Sarah Woodford Trinity on the Green, New Haven I look forward to adding my own talents of working with young adults, writing, editing, and research to the Bishop Transition Committee, not only as a member but also as the Profile Committee Chair.