The Rt. Rev. Russell E. Jacobus announced his resination effective October 2013 and called for the election of the Eighth Bishop of Fond du Lac. The Standing Committee is engaged in the search process.
The Standing Committee received over 30 nominations and are now in the process of review and interviews to select candidates for election. The Standing Committee will put forth a slate of names of candidates for the electing convention to consider in mid-August. Decisions will be based on prayerful discernment, discussions and interviews with nominees and insights gathered from focus groups of the diocese. Learn more about the process here.
Bishop's Retirement Celebration
A Celebration of Bishop Jacobus' Episcopal ministry will be held on Sunday, August 18th. For complete details and to register to attend, click here.
Four committees are working on the search. Volunteers may serve by sending emailing email@example.com with your name, congregation, phone and where you wish to help.
-Responsible for aspects of the electing convention, “walk abouts”, celebration of ministry of retiring bishop, support for bishop-elect, spouse and family, and aspects of the ordination.
-Members serving are Kim Lade, St. Paul's Cathedral, Fond du Lac; Jim Sachs, Intercession, Stevens Point; Kathy Bidwell, St. Mark's, Waupaca; The Rev. Dcn. Michele Whitford, Grace, Sheboygan; The Very Rev. Brian Beno, St. Paul's Cathedral, Fond du Lac; Terry Hansen-Beno, St. Paul's Cathedral, Fond du Lac; The Rev. Dcn. Sandy Muinde, Trinity, Oshkosh; Carol Gottard, St. Ambrose, Antigo; Anne Peterson, St. Thomas, Menasha; The Rev. Ralph Osborne, St. Thomas, Menasha; Anne Schuette, St. James, Manitowoc; David Lange, St. Anne's, De Pere, Standing Committee liaison, Nancy Kuhn, St. Peter's, Ripon, Standing Committee liaison, The Rev. Tom McAlpine, St. Peter's, Ripon, Standing Committee liaison.
-Updates available here.
This committee's task is complete with the publishing Diocesan Profile. Members serving were the Rev. Dcn. Mary Lynn Adams, St. Anne's, De Pere; The Rev. Canon Bill Johnston, Retired; Barb Milligan, St. Paul's, Fond du Lac; the Rev. Eric Mills, St. Anne's, De Pere, Chairman; Mark Ortmayer, St. Anne's, De Pere; Anne Peterson, St. Thomas, Menasha; The Rev. Edgar Wallace, St. Matthias. Minocqua; Elizabeth Schaffenburg, Grace, Sheboygan, Standing Committee liaison.
This Committee's task is complete as they examined the diocese and compiled information about congregations & members. Members serving were Lisa Alexander, St. John’s, Wausau; Judy Bertling, St. Mark’s, Waupaca; Mary Evenson, St. Thomas, Menasha; The Rev. Jane Johnson, Intercession, Stevens Point; The Rev. Ralph Osborne, St. Thomas, Menasha; Anne Schuette, St. James, Manitowoc; The Rev. Vicki Natzke, St. John’s, Wisconsin Rapids, Standing Committee liaison.