Whom We Seek

Are you being called to work with us to develop new ways to share the Good News of Christ, engage our younger people, raise up and support our clergy and lay leaders, steward our buildings and financial resources, and foster our worship and spiritual life? We seek someone who will cast a bold vision for the future and draw us together in mission so that we may delight in each other and in new ministries.

Can you be an unapologetic preacher of the Gospel?

We seek a visionary leader, who will help us reach the next generation of Episcopalians and those who claim no faith tradition by witnessing publicly to the Way of Love, communicating our values effectively to church members and the wider society, and welcoming everyone to Christ’s table.

Will you make social justice central?

We seek a bishop who embraces the diversity of God’s people and will help us to work across congregations and even faith traditions to reach out to those who have been marginalized and to bear witness to God’s desire for reconciliation, justice, and peace.

Are you a strong relationship builder?

We seek a bishop who can forge relationships with and among clergy, congregations of all sizes, and other Episcopal dioceses, as well as reach into the broader community in Detroit and in our region.

Are you an imaginative steward of congregational life?

We seek a bishop who will help strained congregations find creative ways to steward their physical spaces and financial resources and be open to the guidance of the Holy Spirit as they imagine sustainable new ways of being the church.

Do you embrace a wide variety of worship styles and spiritual practices?

We seek a bishop with a flexible approach to Episcopal worship that respects the practices of more traditional congregations and affirms worshipping communities that desire creative liturgical and spiritual practices.

The people of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan are excited to meet the candidate whom God has already chosen to walk with us! In our prayerful waiting, we know our next bishop is awakening to this possibility, too, and is already envisioning a new ministry with us in this place.