As of Saturday, we have a new elected Bishop here for the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan. We've been going through the process for quite a while. The numbers were down to three - and then the Canon for the Ordinary here decided to throw his hat in the ring too so we were up to four.The votes unfolded Saturday afternoon and as we saw it unfold it was down to two. (Our priest, and the Rev. Whayne M Hougland, Jr. from St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Salisbury, North Carolina.)
If all the Bishops agree to our choice of Rev. Whayne M Hougland, Jr. we will consecrate him on the 28th of September. Most of us had those last two as choices and are thankful that the process is finally over. Thanks be to God!