Bishop Election

Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a bishop for this Diocese, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

– BCP page 818, #13


You may find the materials chosen by Assisting Bishop Paul Lambert for the days of prayer and fasting here.

On Saturday, October 16 our Clergy and Lay delegates narrowed the original slate of nine nominees to three finalists, one of whom will be chosen as the 12th Bishop of Springfield at the Electing Synod on Saturday, December 11. Stay tuned for announcements on how to view video interviews with each candidate, and for further information about in-person walkabouts around the diocese. Their individual profiles may be viewed by visiting the nominees page.


                                             The Nominees for Twelfth Bishop of Springfield







Our Diocesan Profile






For information on submitting a nomination or application, including the necessary forms.




The Bishop Search blog, which features all the latest news about the search process.






Find out where we are in the process.






Find out who is on the Election Commitee and other committee news as it is available.






Frequently Asked Questions






Get in touch with a comment or question.





This video is the power point from Bishop Bauerschmidt’s (Diocese of Tennessee) presentation at our Fall 2020 Clergy Conference. Many thinks to Bishop Bauerschmidt for generously allowing use of these materials.