FROM THE STANDING COMMITTEE
Dear Fellow Members of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina,
In regard to the information that Bishop Adams has recently shared with you, I am now writing to apprise you that the Standing Committee of our Diocese has begun the process of developing plans for the search for future episcopal leadership for our Diocese. For several months, we have been in conversation with Bishop Adams concerning the timing involved both from his standpoint and from the point of view of our ongoing life together as a diocese.
In January, the Standing Committee met with Bishop Todd Ousley, Bishop for the Office of Pastoral Development of The Episcopal Church, for some direction on how to proceed. We are considering various possibilities. Our intention is to be thorough and to proceed in a timely manner.
It is my plan to keep you informed as things progress. Meanwhile, the Standing Committee will be most grateful for your prayers for Bishop Adams, for this endeavor, and our diocese.
The Rev. Jeffrey R. Richardson
President of the Standing Committee