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TRANSITION COMMITTEE TASKS

The TRANSITION COMMITTEE was given the  following "charge" by the STANDING COMMITTEE on December 3, 2007


“It shall be said, ‘Build up, build up, prepare the way, remove every obstruction from my people’s way.’” Isaiah 57:14

1. To develop and oversee a process which will allow for a smooth transition for the new bishop.
2. To participate on a Joint Communications Committee.
3. To assist Search Committee to work out a plan and execute a Walkabout in the diocese with the purpose of acquainting the nominees with the diocese and allowing members of the diocese to meet the nominees. The locations chosen should be convenient to folks in all four mission districts of the diocese. Nominees’ spouses/partners should be invited to participate in the walkabout.
4. To be responsible for all aspects of the electing convention which will be held during the Diocesan Convention October 12-14, 2007 in Las Vegas.
5. Immediately after election, to be responsible for welcoming the new bishop and family into the diocese, and thanking those nominees not elected.
6. To assist the new bishop and family arrange for housing, assist partner and children with job searches and schooling, and arrange for introductory gatherings.
7. To organize the Consecration service with appropriate liturgy. To prepare a comprehensive guest list and send out invitations.
8. Following consecration, to continue for the first year of the new bishop’s tenure assisting with transitional issues for the new bishop and family, diocesan staff and on-going communications.
9. To aid the Assisting Bishop and the Standing Committee to identify and address the pastoral care needs of the diocesan staff during the period between bishops.
10. All members of the Transition Committee are required to participate in an Anti-Racism Workshop conducted by the Diocesan Anti-Racism Task Force. Members who have already completed this within the last two years will not have to repeat it. Failure to have this training will render the individual ineligible for membership on the Committee.