Southeastern Jurisdiction
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
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2022 Episcopal Nominee Information

Welcome to the page to provide Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference delegates with information about the process for assignment of Bishops in the SEJ (to be supplied in August), as well as information about persons nominated by their respective delegations or organizations to be considered for the episcopacy.
Helpful information includes the paragraph ¶403 from The Book of Discipline 2016, as well as guidelines from our SEJ Committee on Episcopacy regarding discerning a nominee for the episcopacy. In addition, each episcopal nominee has submitted two Principles Agreements -- one is signed by the nominee, and one is signed by a representative of the nominating body.
We invite you to study this page and related links carefully, consider the information provided, and pray for those persons nominated to be a part of this important process. Pray also for discernment in the decisions to be made, including the assignment of our episcopal leaders to areas of the Jurisdiction.
Information will continue to be posted as it is received.
Biographical Information and Photos
Alvarez, Iosmar (KY Delegation nominee) (photo)
Austin, Sharon (FL Delegation nominee) (photo)
Berlin, Tom (VA Delegation nominee) (photo)
Bowers, Sharon (Holston BMCR nominee) (photo)
Britton, Fred (MS Delegation nominee) (photo)
Coles, Amy (WNC Delegation nominee) (photo)
Gleaves, Edith (Edie) (NC Delegation nominee) (photo)
Nelson, Ken (SC Delegation nominee) (photo)
Shelton, Connie (SEJ Clergywomen nominee) (photo)
Thomas, Byron (NGA Delegation nominee) (photo)