NC Diocesan House has announced staff changes. The Rev. Canon Michael Buerkel Hunn will leave the diocese to serve on the staff of The Episcopal Church and to Join Bishop Michael Curry when he becomes Presiding Bishop. Catherine Massey will become Canon for Transition and Pastoral Care. Margo Acomb, executive assistant to the bishop, has announced her retirement, and the diocese welcomes Elizabeth Dawkins to succeed Margo Acomb. Click here for details.
The diocese has announced that the Rt. Rev. Anne Hodges-Copple has been appointed to serve as Bishop Pro Tem during the time of our diocese’s bishop transition. The full statement is posted on the diocesan website. November 1, 2015 is the working date for Bishop Hodges-Copple to begin serving as Bishop Pro Tem. See video. Additional details will be provided.
Michael Curry, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, was elected Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church on Saturday June 27, 2015. Bishop Curry will be the Episcopal Church’s first African-American presiding bishop. He will be installed in the position on Nov 1 at the National Cathedral in Washington. Read article in Raleigh News and Observer: Bishop Michael Curry of North Carolina to guide nation’s Episcopalians. Read Diocesan homepage and General Convention webpage.