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Walkabout

Developing Questions for the Bishop Candidates

As delegates to this year’s diocesan convention, you have very special tasks being asked of you by our faith community. First and foremost is your vote in the election of our new bishop in February. Second, your transition committee is asking for your help in developing questions to the candidates for the walkabout sessions at several diocesan parishes.

Each Walkabout experience will include a plenary session for parishioners and several break-out sessions for smaller groups to meet with each candidate. A moderator will preside over each session and ask questions. All candidates will have an opportunity to answer each question.

All final candidates for the fifth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego will be presented in Walkabout events held around the diocese from January 13-18. A feature of these events will be hearing the candidates respond to questions selected by the transition committee.

Each Walkabout experience will include a plenary session for parishioners and several break-out sessions for smaller groups to meet with each candidate. A moderator will preside over each session and ask questions. All candidates will have an opportunity to answer each question.

Who determines what questions are asked? This is where you come in. The transition committee needs your input about the needs of our diocese, the candidate’s visions for our
diocese, their views on mission, or whatever you believe is important to know about our candidates.

At this convention, you will find a table with two transition committee members with cards and pens. Please write your suggested question, including your name and parish, whether you are clergy or laity, and give it to them. Alternatively, you may submit your suggested question, name, and parish by e-mail to:
candidatequestions@edsd.org

 

We hope to gather many suggestions, representing a wide array of opinions, thoughts, and
reflections. The transition committee will craft the general walkabout questions from those
submitted.

Questions must be submitted before December 19.

These questions will form only part of the sessions held at the Walkabout parishes. Other questions, specific to the particular parish or service area, will be drafted by members of the parish or service area.


Thank you in advance for your help as we walk this journey of change together,
The Transition Committee