Bishop Transition Announcement

Bishop Transition

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Diana Akiyama

Bishop Transition Announcement

The Standing Committee is delighted to announce that we have received and confirmed majority consent for the election of our new Bishop, The Rev. Diana Akiyama.

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Diana Akiyama

Rev. Dr. Diana Akiyama Elected 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon

Delegates to the Electing Convention held August 29, 2020 have elected the Rev. Dr. Diana Akiyama as the 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon. The vote was confirmed after two, concluding the over year-long process of seeking a replacement for Bishop Michael Hanley who began his service in the Diocese in 2010 and will retire in January 2021.

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Electing Convention Livestream

The Electing Convention for the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Oregon will be available for livestream viewing beginning at 9:00 AM Pacific Time on Saturday, August 29, 2020.

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Celebrating Bishop Michael Hanley’s Ministry Among Us

As Bishop Michael and Marla Hanley approach his retirement, we in the Diocese of Oregon are invited to celebrate their ministry with us and thank +Michael for his leadership.

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Join the Virtual Choir

The Liturgy & Music Commission of our diocese is coordinating the effort to have voices from all over the diocese sing the hymn God of Grace and God of Glory, #594 in Hymnal 1982.

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June 8 Update: Walkabout and Electing Convention

Due to the continued threat of COVID-19 and the possibility that we may still be under some form of restriction in August, the Standing Committee has directed the Transition Committee to create both Walkabout and Electing Convention plans to abide by distancing guidelines.

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Actualización del 8 de Junio: Walkabout y Convención de Elección

Debido a la continua amenaza de COVID-19 y la posibilidad de que aún podamos estar bajo alguna forma de restricción incluso en Agosto, el “Standing Committee” (Comité Permanente) ha ordenado al “Transition Committee” (Comité de Transición) que creen planes Walkabout y de la Convención Electoral.

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Celebrating Bishop Michael Hanley’s Ministry Among Us!

For 10 years Bishop Michael and Marla Hanley have lived and ministered in the Diocese of Oregon! Bishop Michael has helped us navigate difficulties and celebrate milestones, has supported congregations and clergy, and led us to this time of his well-earned retirement. During the next few months we will celebrate the Hanleys and their time with us in several ways.

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Meet the Nominees for 11th Bishop of Oregon

The Standing Committee is pleased to announce the slate of nominees for 11th Bishop of Oregon.

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a ballot box for collecting votes from convention delegates sites on the floor next to a chair and a set of feet in black shoes and socks

Electing Convention Delegates

Instructions for churches as they select Convention Delegates who will elect our next diocesan bishop in June and attend the Diocesan Convention in October.

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