Bishop Lane has indicated he will retire in 2018. To this end two committees have been formed at the Diocesan Level.
The Discernment Committee: is charged with studying the Diocese of Maine and preparing a profile of our diocese and a profile for expectations of the bishop we hope to call.
The Transition Committee: is charged the logistics of the bishop nominee walk-abouts to present the slate of candidates to the diocese. They will plan and coordinate the election of the new bishop, farewell receptions and Eucharists for our current bishop, the Rt. Rev. Stephen Lane, and the consecration of our bishop elect.