Thank you for your prayerful consideration and your willingness to explore this call. The congregations of the Episcopal Church in Vermont are praying for you and the other applicants. Know that our prayers for you and those you love began before you initiated this application and will continue throughout this journey. The Bishop Discernment and Nominating Committee (BDNC) looks forward to your application. We pledge to consider all submittals prayerfully.

Complete applications must be received by 5:00 pm (EST),

Friday, November 16, 2018


All documents must be submitted in one email with attachments to


We request that all materials be double-spaced in 12 pt. Cambria font.


Put “Bishop Application” in the subject line of the email.


Please use the following protocol in naming each item in your application:


Example: <Doe.Jane.CoverLetter.pdf> 


Your application must include the following documents, in this order:

  • Cover Letter

  • Application Form (DOWNLOAD), including responses to the essay questions

  • Current Résumé/Curriculum Vitae

  • Updated OTM Portfolio

  • References, with contact information, including:

○ Member of the clergy of The Episcopal Church

○ Lay Member of The Episcopal Church

○ Any other interested individual who is not your spouse, relative, or a person under your direct supervision.


Please note that by submitting this application, you authorize the BDNC to undertake a thorough background review. Also, by submitting this application, you are confirming your availability (should you be selected) to attend our Discernment Retreat in Burlington, Vermont, March 11-14, 2019, and the Walkabouts the week of April 28-May 1, 2019.


Any questions should be directed to the Chair of the BDNC, Maggie Thompson, at


Thank you again for your interest in this search process. May God bless and guide you in your discernment and ours.


Maggie Thompson
Chair, BDNC

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