All seems quiet right now, as the committee has turned its attention to conducting reference checks on the remaining applicants. Additionally, each applicant has been matched with a shepherd from the Search Committee, who is staying in regular contact during this phase of the process.
The Search Committee is currently planning the details of the discernment retreat, which will take place with applicants from Friday, June 8 to Monday, June 11.
The discernment retreat provides the committee an opportunity to get to know the applicants much better and to have deep conversations with them about vision, mission and ministry. Equally important, the retreat allows applicants to further discern their call as bishop of the Diocese of Kansas.
The Search Committee will meet for the last time on June 15 to discern the slate of candidates to present to the Council of Trustees on June 20.
The Council of Trustees will announce the slate on June 21.
The committee is grateful for your ongoing prayers for its work, as well as for the applicants.