Episcopal Diocese of Chicago Bishop Search


Search + Transition Posts

Electing Convention to take place June 20, 2020


The Special Convention for the Election of the Thirteenth Bishop of Chicago is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at St. James Cathedral in Chicago. Clergy and lay delegates will cast ballots at the special convention in accordance with the constitution and canons of the diocese.

A slate of candidates will be presented to the diocese in April 2020. Following the announcement of the slate, additional candidates may be added to the slate by petition. Prior to the electing convention, people across the diocese will have the opportunity to meet the candidates in forums called “Walkabouts.”

More information about the electing convention, including the delegate certification process, will be coming soon. Get the latest information by visiting the bishop search and transition website.