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Recap of the May 18 Electing Convention

At the May 18th Electing Convention, The Episcopal Church in Vermont elected Shannon MacVean-Brown as Bishop XI.

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View the Walkabout Videos

Filmed on April 28-30, 2019, these 12 videos feature the three nominees for bishop of The Episcopal Church in Vermont as they respond to questions publicly at "walkabout" events held in Springfield, Manchester Center, Burlington, and Newport. The questions asked of the nominees may vary by site (Page will open in a separate window.) 

Meet the Finalists

(Finalists listed in alphabetical order by last name.)

The Rev. Dr. Shannon MacVean-Brown

"Greetings dear people of the Episcopal Church in Vermont. I’m so looking forward to meeting and getting to know you! I love how you speak of God’s abundance, the way you articulate the responsibility of being..."

The Rev. Dr. Hillary D. Raining

"Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ! I am honored and delighted to be a part of the discernment process for the Episcopal Church in Vermont. From a very young age, I felt called to the priesthood. In fact, my 'call moment'"...

The Very Rev. Dr. Hilary B. Smith

"Greetings! I’m so thrilled to be one of your nominees to be the next Bishop of Vermont. Thank you for taking the time to learn about me. I look forward to learning about you. I’ve lived in Virginia most of my life but..."