Petition Process

Petition Process

ECCT Bishop Transition Process for Petition Candidates

The Bishop Transition Committee Petition Process closed on Thursday, April 14, at 5 p.m. The next step in the Petition Process is for candidate(s) to be fully screened by the Oxford Document Management Company, Inc., among other steps. That process will require time, and the BTC will make an announcement as soon as it is possible to do so. Please continue to keep our Nominees and the Bishop Transition Committee in your prayers.

The Petition Process begins the day the Bishop Transition Committee (BTC) announces the slate of Committee Nominees and notifies the Secretary of the Diocese that the Petition Period has begun. The BTC announced the slate of Committee Nominees, and the Petition Process begins on Monday, April 4th, 2022.

Petition Candidates must submit an application to the Bishop Transition Committee and Petition Forms to the Secretary of the Diocese within ten (10) days after the slate is announced, specifically by 5PM on Thursday, April 14. The Application and Petition Forms will be made available on the BTC website the day the slate of Committee Nominees is announced.

Petition Forms

Two Petition Forms are required. Both require physical signatures.

  • A Petition Form signed by ten (10) clergy resident in at least four (4) different Regions of ECCT and
  • A petition Form signed by ten (10) lay persons resident in at least four (4) different Regions of ECCT.

Petition Form signers must be delegates to the Electing Convention and may not sign a Petition Form for more than one (1) Petition Candidate.

The Secretary of the Diocese will present to the Bishop Transition Committee the names of any Candidates that have satisfied the petition requirements.

Petition Forms can be downloaded on this page below.

Application

The Petition Candidate must also complete the application within the same ten (10) day period, specifically, by 5PM on Thursday, April 14. The application and all required documents must be emailed directly to the Bishop Transition Committee as specified in the instructions.

The application form and instructions can be downloaded on this page below.


PDF of the instructions on this page.

PDF of the Petition Candidate Proposal Forms, both Clergy and Lay.

PDF of the instructions and Application Packet for Petition Candidates.

PDF de las instrucciones de esta página.

PDF de Formularios de Petición de Propuesta, para Clerigos y Laicos.

PDF de las instrucciones y Paquete de Solicitud para Candidatos de Petición.