The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Southern Ohio announced today that they have nominated the Rt. Rev. Wayne Smith to serve as provisional bishop in Southern Ohio beginning August 15. An act of the Diocesan Convention is required before Smith can take office as the Ecclesiastical Authority of the diocese. The Standing Committee plans to call for a special session of the 146th Convention on Saturday, July 17, 2021 for the purpose of this action.
To read the full letter sent June 8, 2021 to notify the diocese of its decision, click here.