On the day of her election as eleventh Bishop of Central New York (August 8, 2016), The Very Rev. Dr. DeDe Duncan-Probe offers a video greeting to the people of the Diocese.
Dear people of Central New York, what a joyous day. I’m just overwhelmed and filled with such gratitude for the Holy Spirit’s work in our midst today. But I pray that the work that began today will continue and that those in our communities will be served by the love we share and by our devotion to Jesus Christ. As we pray for one another during this time of transition, I pray that you feel inspired and hopeful about the future, as I do. Over the next few months I will be visiting from time to time and I look forward to meeting with you, hearing some of your stories, and especially to joining with you; that our shared ministry will have meaning and value for many people outside of our church as well as inside of the church. Know that I love you and I look forward to seeing you soon. And until then I’ll be praying for you. Many blessings!