The Search for the Eleventh Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York


Diocesan Prayer 


O God, our strength and comforter, as we seek a new Bishop, you set before this our Diocese of Central New York opportunities and challenges and you give us a variety of gifts with which to meet them: Open our eyes to see your will for the ordering of our common life as we seek a Bishop; grant us patience and listening hearts; fill us with your peace; and lead us together as one people that we may welcome a shepherd who will love, lead and guide us toward the fulfillment of your Kingdom, on earth as in heaven. We especially pray for the Standing Committee, the Diocesan Staff, the Search Committee and the Transition Committee as they go about their work. And we pray for Bishop Skip and Bonnie as they move into the next chapter of their lives. All this we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord, this day and every day. Amen. 

Bishop Search Updates:

Note: Questions about the Bishop Search may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, the Very Reverend Carrie Schofield-Broadbent at or 315.457.4633.

The  Bishop Search Committee would like to thank the people of the Diocese of Central New York for contributing honestly and generously to the information-gathering phase of the Search for our Eleventh Bishop. In total, 157 people attended one of the six regional Listening Sessions throughout the Diocese, and 635 people completed the survey about our next bishop.

The Bishop Search Committee is currently preparing a Diocesan Profile which incorporates all that was shared in the listening sessions and completed surveys. The profile will be released in November 2015, and will help potential candidates discern whether they are a good match for our diocese. After the profile is released, the nomination period for candidates will begin. 

For More Information:
Bishop Search Website
Bishop Search Facebook Page
Bishop Search on Twitter: #CNYBishopSearch
Bishop Search Timeline
Frequently Asked Questions

Members of the Diocesan Bishop Search Committee:

  • The Very Rev. Carrie Schofield-Broadbent, Chair of the Search Committee, St. Matthew's, Liverpool
  • Ms. Cynthia Adamowsky, St. Matthew's, Liverpool
  • Ms. Kristen Blum, St. James, Skaneateles 
  • Dr. Bambi Carkey, St. Luke's, Camillus 
  • Mr. Doug Mouncey, St. Paul's Cathedral, Downtown Syracuse
  • Mr. Jim Hughes, Christ Church, Manlius
  • Mr. David Cordone, All Saints', Fulton
  • The Rev. Wanda Copeland, St. Matthew's, Horseheads
  • The Rev. Dcn. Kay Drebert, Trinity Memorial, Binghamton
  • The Rev. David Hanselman, St. Ann's, Afton; St. Paul's, Oxford; Zion, Greene
  • The Rev. Jeanne Hansknecht, St. Peter's, Cazenovia
  • The Rev. Johanna Marcure, Grace Church, Syracuse
  • The Rev. Adrian Amaya, St. Mark the Evangelist, Syracuse

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The 147th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York

 "To Everything A Season"

November 13 & 14, 2015  
The Holiday Inn, Liverpool

Visit the Diocesan Convention page to learn more.







Anti-Racism Training

Saturday, October 24, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Christ Church, 407 E. Seneca St., Manlius 13104

Please register no later than Monday, October 19 by contacting Doris Stoddard, Parish Administrator, at or 315-682-5795.

Lunch and workshop materials will be provided.  Please let us know of any dietary restrictions or special needs.  The cost for the event will be $10 payable at the door.  

Our Antiracism Training is a one-day workshop that will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Christ Church, 407 East Seneca Street in Manlius.  Due to restrictions in group size, preregistration is required. The training will be led by Ms. Ernestine Patterson, Ms. Regina Grantham, The Rev. Dena Cleaver-Bartholomew, The Rev. Peter Williams, The Rev. David Drebert, The Rev. Kay Drebert, and The Rev. Jackie Schmitt.



Safe Church Training


Click here for information on setting up Safe Church Training in your parish or district.


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