The application period for candidates to be considered for the 13th Bishop of Rhode Island is over, and the Search & Nomination Committee is very pleased!
“We have attracted a wide range of very talented priests,” says Lora MacFall, chair of the Search & Nomination Committee. “From reading their application materials, it’s clear that they see the Diocese of Rhode Island as an exciting possibility for the next phase of their ministry. Everyone in the diocese should be encouraged by the response we have received in our search. Please continue to pray for the committee as it continues its work.”
In all, 40 individuals have completed the application process. Here’s a quick snapshot of the pool of candidates:
Geography: Four New England states are represented (Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine and Connecticut) as well as 14 others and the District of Columbia. Locations stretch from New England to Arizona and California and from Idaho and Utah to Georgia and Florida.
Age: From the early 40s to the early 60s, most in their 50s
Gender: The group includes 31 men and eight women.
Current positions: Parish rectors and senior associates, cathedral deans and canon pastors (associates), senior diocesan staff members and a seminary professor
Education: Candidates have master’s degrees and doctoral degrees from 14 seminaries.