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
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
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
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.