Letter from the Bishop Search Committee Chair

August 27, 2021

Dear Friends in Christ, 


Welcome to the search for the Sixth Bishop of the Diocese of Southwest Florida. This website encompasses many months of prayerful work on behalf of our team, the Bishop Coadjutor Search Committee. Most importantly it includes feedback gathered from you, the church, during our diocesan-wide survey and listening sessions. Your responses helped determine the skills and abilities that we seek in our next Chief Pastor.  


Please review our Profile carefully and prayerfully. Then, if you or someone you know is a match for the skills and abilities listed under “The Bishop We Seek” section and feels called to be our next Bishop, please submit a nomination to our committee.


Please know that throughout this search process, we are here to answer your questions. You can reach us at


We look forward to sharing our piece of the Sunshine State with the priest God brings to be our next shepherd.


In HIS Service,


The Rev. Dr. Jessica Harris Babcock and Trevor Whitley

Co-Chairs / Bishop Coadjutor Search Committee

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