Getting ready...

In just a little while, we will begin the first ballot for electing bishops.

The episcopal candidates gathered this morning for prayer together. It is great to see the prayerful and grace-filled attitude of these candidates.

Executive Director of the Rio Texas Mission Vitalty Center and episcopal candidate, Ruben Saenz shared in an email this morning,

In stark contrast to the present nasty national political season, I am grateful for the collegiality amongst the episcopal candidates. We all decided in January when we met at Oklahoma City for a pre-conference briefing, to support each other with prayer and friendship. I have not experienced a competitive spirit among us. If not elected, I would be honored to serve under the capable and gifted leadership of anyone of my colleagues.

It is hard to tell when we will begin seeing results. There is a lot of time allocated for many ballots but the South Eastern Jurisdiction elected 5 bishops in one day.

Rev. Dr. Ruben Saenz meets with the other episcopal candidates of the South Central Jurisdiction

Rev. Dr. Ruben Saenz meets with the other episcopal candidates of the South Central Jurisdiction

 

I will keep you updated but if you want to see results as they happen, you can follow all the elections here.