The following are candidates for election as the Diocese's next bishop suffragan:
- The Rev. Dr. Laura J. Ahrens
- The Rev. Sarah Buxton-Smith
- The Rev. Canon Thomas J. Furrer
- The Rev. Dr. Robert "Odie" Odierna
- The Rev. Dr. Michael Louis Vono
A process to receive additional nominations by petition opened Feb. 9 and closed Feb. 16. Two candidates have been added through the petitioning process:
The special convention to elect a bishop suffragan will be held Saturday, March 10, at Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford.
A prayer for the Diocese:
Eternal God, source of all wisdom, help us to hear clearly the voice of your Spirit calling one forth to serve your Church as bishop suffragan. May this process of discernment draw the people of this Diocese together in your will, that we may be vessels of your love and light in the ministries and communities in Connecticut. In all things, may your Spirit rest upon those who are standing for election and upon us all, through Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit govern, heal and bless. Amen.