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9/12/2009

The 10th Bishop of Georgia Is Elected


The Rev. Scott A. Benhase in a photo from the Albany night of the "walkabout." Photo courtesy Julius Arial.

In an easy second ballot win, the Rev. Scott Anson Benhase was elected 10th Bishop of Georgia. A confirmation process will follow over the next 120 days as other dioceses around the country affirm the choice, but that is a formality in the case of the able Rector of St. Alban's Church in Washington, D.C.

Victoria and I got to know Scott and his wife Kelly while travelling around the diocese with the nominees. While not being elected carries a unique blend of disappointment and relief, we are also confident that the Benhases are good people. The quick win also shows that the Diocese is of one mind about our one mission. Scott+ has support all around the Diocese and he can count on mine.

peace,
Frank+
The Rev. Frank Logue, Pastor


Map of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia

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  • At 9/12/2009 4:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I am truly surprised that you, Fr. Frank are not our 10th Bishop of Georgia. That means that God still needs you at King of Peace to continue the good works that you began with this Church. We love you and although we are disappointed for your disappointment, we are so very happy to have you remain with us for a while longer. Perhaps, the
    11th is more suitable for you.
    God Bless You, With love, Melodie

     
  • At 9/12/2009 10:24 PM, Blogger Robin D. said…

    Wow, what a strange empotion I'm feeling right now. It's a weird combination of sadness and relief. I am glad your staying with us but I don't want you to feel rejected. I think you were the best choice for Bishop in my mind but I was nervous about our continued progress if you left. Well, enuff "splaining" I'll see you tomorrow.

     
  • At 9/13/2009 8:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I agree with D-Ray. I was not looking forward to the pulpit search at all, and was quite anxious about KoP reverting to being one of those stuffy, boring, "no newbies welcome" Episcopal churches.

    As far as the Bishop-Elect goes, I'm glad that the convention was of one mind, but there'a a lot that I would like him to know about the rural and semi-rural Deep South. We could have a lot of fun with that.

    Debbie

     
  • At 9/17/2009 10:59 PM, Blogger November In My Soul said…

    Fr. Frank,

    I believe you were/are the best man for the job but the collective wisdom said differently. I'm glad you'll be around but very sad that you will not be at the helm. Thank you for being such a good friend and a man of God. Everyone who knows you knows how special you are.

     

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