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Nomination deadline extended for Episcopal Church Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries

March 17, 2016
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The nomination deadline for the Episcopal Church Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries has been extended to April 30.

Based in Washington DC, the Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries is a member of the staff of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.

The profile, filing information, and other important details are available here  

The election is slated for the fall meeting of the House of Bishops in September. At its March meeting the House of Bishops heard a presentation from the Search Committee about the ministry and the search, at which time it asked that nominations be kept open as long as possible for this important position.

Bishop Suffragan James Magness, who announced his retirement in 2015, explained that federal chaplains serve those in the military, Veterans Administration hospitals, and federal prisons, providing spiritual and day-to-day support to service men and women overseas and stateside, veterans requiring medical services, and the incarcerated.

Christopher Weaver, Rear Admiral, US Navy-retired, is the chair of the search committee.  Members of the committee are: Major General Razz Waff, USA (Ret); Chaplain (Col) Paul Minor, USANG; Col Stephen Dalzell, USA (Ret); Chaplain (Col) Carl Andrews, USAF (Ret); Chaplain Marion Thullbery, Department of Veterans Affairs; Chaplain Christine Waweru, Federal Bureau of Prisons.

 For more information contact Weaver at, or Maggie Mount

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